Ritchie Bros. Hosts Successful Two-Day Sale in Houston

Tue May 02, 2017 - West Edition #9
Construction Equipment Guide


Hal Krag owns Trey Contractors, a utility contractor in Memphis, Tenn. He was on hand to buy excavator buckets and took a look at this Cat CP563 vibratory compactor.
Hal Krag owns Trey Contractors, a utility contractor in Memphis, Tenn. He was on hand to buy excavator buckets and took a look at this Cat CP563 vibratory compactor.
Hal Krag owns Trey Contractors, a utility contractor in Memphis, Tenn. He was on hand to buy excavator buckets and took a look at this Cat CP563 vibratory compactor. Missouri farmers David Taylor (L) and Barend Jones were shopping dozers and took a long look at this Komatsu D65PX. Dozens of skid steers were up for sale, including this Gehl machine, which captured the attention of Blaine and Jo Devillier, owners of Devillier Truck Sales in Lake Charles, La. Tires were the target of (L-R) Mario Cavazos, Javier Gonzalez and Pete Cavazos. Mario is a principal of C&C Disposal in Richmond, Texas.  Javier and Pete are with Gonzalez Construction of Rosenberg, Texas. Greg Braswell of Trak Traders in Fort Worth, Texas, was busy inspecting all kinds of equipment, including one of several Deere wheel loaders that were up for sale. Backhoe loaders, like this Cat 416E, brought Quest Utility Construction’s Roman Solarczyk (L) and Mike Moreno to Houston from San Antonio. David Pride’s recently purchased property in Centerville, Texas, needs clearing, and he figured the auction would be the perfect place to buy a dozer. Pride was interested in this Deere 650H. Christian Peralta (L) and Sofia Sanchez of J&J Stone in Jarrell, Texas, thought this Komatsu WA500 wheel loader would sure come in handy around the yard.

More than 4,400 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Houston, on April 19 to 20, 2017.

With bidders from 61 countries, approximately 54 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as France, Australia and Japan. Online bidders purchased approximately 54 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 4,400 equipment items and trucks were sold in the two-day auction, including more than 105 excavators, more than 75 compactors, more than 70 skid steers, more than 45 dozers, 35 cranes, 35 loader backhoes, more than 360 truck tractors, more than 310 trailers and more.—CEG




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