Ritchie Bros. Los Angeles Sale Draws Bidders From Around the World

Approximately 30 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers from as far away as Egypt.

📅   Mon October 05, 2015 - West Edition
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Matt (L) and John Hair of Hair Electric in Riverside, Calif., were checking out wheel loaders like the Deere 210LE pictured.
Matt (L) and John Hair of Hair Electric in Riverside, Calif., were checking out wheel loaders like the Deere 210LE pictured.
Matt (L) and John Hair of Hair Electric in Riverside, Calif., were checking out wheel loaders like the Deere 210LE pictured. A good selection of articulated trucks brought Demo Mittry of Mittry Construction to the Los Angeles event.  Here he checks out the Cat D350E.  The Mittry family construction business is located in Redding, Calif. The New Holland backhoe loader got a long look from Tom Norvell of Southwest Development in Bakersfield, Calif. Edward Morales of On The Road Trucking Company is pictured with a New Holland backhoe loader.  His company is located in Los Angeles. T-Rex Equipment operates out of its Long Beach, Calif., location.  T-Rex owner Joe Rexin was interested in the Komatsu WA180 loader. Oscar Pena traveled from Tijuana, Mexico, in search of a backhoe loader.  Here he puts the Case 580M through the paces. Mulcaire and Sons Contracting is a family-owned construction company in Camp Verde, Ariz.  The entire family was in Los Angeles for the auction.  Pictured with a Komatsu loader are owners Shanna (L) and Jess, along with their children Aislynn and Tristain Case backhoes drew the attention of many bidders, including Edward Mac of Riverside, Calif.

More than 2,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.’ multi-million dollar, unreserved, public equipment auction in Los Angeles on Sept. 25.

Bidders came from 38 countries, including 45 U.S. states. Approximately 30 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers from as far away as Egypt, New Zealand and the Philippines. Online bidders purchased approximately 50 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,975 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 125 truck tractors, 120 trailers, 40 compactors, 35 loader backhoes, 25 excavators, 40 flatbed trucks and 20 dump trucks.For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.