Ritchie Bros. Hosts Unreserved Auction in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Mon January 05, 2015 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


Larry Hudson (L), Hills Machinery, talks with Jerry Grainger, J Grangers Grading & Trucking, Raleigh, N.C.
Larry Hudson (L), Hills Machinery, talks with Jerry Grainger, J Grangers Grading & Trucking, Raleigh, N.C.
Larry Hudson (L), Hills Machinery, talks with Jerry Grainger, J Grangers Grading & Trucking, Raleigh, N.C. Nelson Holland (L) and George Tucker, both of ASC Construction Equipment, Raleigh, N.C., await the auction. The sale featured 13 excavators, including several 2013 Komatsu PC490LC-10 machines. Carl (L) and Randall Cundiff, both of Rodney Cundiff & Son Excavating, Glade Hill, Va., look over this Slashbuster cutting head mounted on a Komatsu PC 200 excavator. CM Hutchings, JungleTamers.com, Durham, N.C., needs a few excavators for his latest project and considers Cat, Volvo and John Deere models. Mark Ellington, Ellington & Son, Oxford, N.C., tests this Hitachi EX120 excavator. Jerry Mills, Mills Farm Inc., Chesterfield, S.C., considers this John Deere 750C dozer. Fred Vilsmeier, Ritchie Bros., keeps the auction flowing smoothly. Gary Seybold, Ritchie Bros., catches the latest bid on this Volvo G976 motorgrader. Danny Williams (L), Briar Patch Farms, Oxford, N.C., and Crawford Knott, Holden Moss CPA, Oxford, N.C., attend the sale.

More than 1,650 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on Dec. 18.

Bidders came from 43 countries, including 47 U.S. states. Approximately 85 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Jordan and Panama. Online bidders purchased 77 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

The auction featured almost 700 equipment items, including hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, headers, combines and more. CEG




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