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Ritchie Bros. Hosts Unreserved Auction in Atlanta

Thu December 14, 2017 - Southeast Edition #26
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Bidders vied for this Kobelco CK1100G-2 crawler crane.
Bidders vied for this Kobelco CK1100G-2 crawler crane.
Bidders vied for this Kobelco CK1100G-2 crawler crane. Nick Crawford (L), Crawford Backhoe Service, Moreland, Ga., and Kelly Cochran, Kelly Cochran Grading, Muscadine, Ala., get an early morning start looking at the equipment. Richard Wood of Row Equipment, Columbia, S.C., flips through his notes in the auction catalogue. David (L) and Delbert Hughes, both of H & H Frame Inc., Tulsa, Okla., get a closer look at a Cat 914G wheel loader. (L-R): Chuck and Justin Thomas and Jacob Hobby of Thomas Trucks & Equipment, Moultrie, Ga., look over some of the backhoe loaders in the sale. Thomas Bush of Henry Hudson Company, Valley, Ala., prepares to inspect a Hyundai HL757-9 TM. Mike Keel (L) and Steve Till, both of Keel & Till Inc., Auburn, Ala., shop the selection of mini-excavators. This Cat D10R slowly makes its way across the ramp.

More than 2,400 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 6.

With bidders from 41 countries, approximately 71 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Online bidders purchased approximately 56 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,300 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 25 excavators, 20 skid steers, 15 loader backhoes, 15 dump trucks, 35 aerial work platforms, 85 truck tractors, 75 trailers, and more.

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