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Ritchie Bros. Minneapolis Auction Attracts 1,300 Bidders

Sat July 10, 2010 - Midwest Edition
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Matt Hinchley, with his son Mason, from Hinco of Rochester, Minn., look at concrete equipment and skid steers like this Cat 815F compactor.
Matt Hinchley, with his son Mason, from Hinco of Rochester, Minn., look at concrete equipment and skid steers like this Cat 815F compactor.
Matt Hinchley, with his son Mason, from Hinco of Rochester, Minn., look at concrete equipment and skid steers like this Cat 815F compactor. Stewart Ferrier of Ferrier Logging Inc., Baudette, Minn., looks to add this Link-Belt 240 LX excavator with grapple and saw attachments to his business. Ross Avery of Cab Guard and Ross Avery & Associates came from Riverside, Calif., to pick up lowboy trailers like this Dynaweld trailer. J.D. Kennedy of Snitcher Green, Wellsburg, Iowa, had a busy day buying three dump trucks and considering this Doosan DX 225LC excavator. Michael Ludwig of Sandbox Boys, Northfield, Minn., shows off his copy of Construction Equipment Guide while looking over this Cat D6 dozer. James Hoen of Hennen Equipment, Chaska, Minn., helps Ritchie Bros. keep equipment like this Liebherr 731 dozer moving across the auction pad all day. Jeff (L) and John Wickham of Wickham Logging, a company started by their grandfather, picked up a $3,000 service truck in the auction and had their eyes on this John Deere logging grapple skidder.

More than 1,300 registered bidders participated online and in person at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction that was held in Medford, Minn., outside of Minneapolis, on June 22. Bidders came from 44 states, 25 countries and nine Canadian provinces and one Canadian territory.

Close to 1,300 lots were sold on auction day. Nearly 55 percent of the equipment and trucks (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state of Minnesota.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.