Ritchie Bros. Minneapolis Sale Attracts More Than 2,300

Almost 1,200 items were sold on auction day, with no minimum bids or reserve prices.

📅   Sun April 12, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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More than 2,300 people from 50 U.S. states and almost 40 other countries registered to bid in person or online at Ritchie Bros. March 24 unreserved public equipment auction in Minneapolis (Medford), Minn.
More than 2,300 people from 50 U.S. states and almost 40 other countries registered to bid in person or online at Ritchie Bros. March 24 unreserved public equipment auction in Minneapolis (Medford), Minn.
More than 2,300 people from 50 U.S. states and almost 40 other countries registered to bid in person or online at Ritchie Bros. March 24 unreserved public equipment auction in Minneapolis (Medford), Minn. A row of excavators sits ready to be bid on. The multi-million dollar auction featured a wide range of construction, farming, transportation and other equipment. Gary Roberson (L) and Kent Roberson of Roberson Lime & Rock out of Zumbra Falls, Minn., inspect this 1980 RM600 Mack plow truck with a stainless steel body, snow plow and sander box. (L-R): Gary Reilly, Tom Schmitz and Brad Schmitz of Schmitz Sales and Construction out of Braham, Minn., are looking for trailers and storage containers and any other piece of equipment they can get for a good price. (L-R): Bill Ross and Justin Ross of Ross Excavating out of Eldora, Iowa, look at these two side dump SD-39 trailers and can’t wait for the 8 in. of frost to disappear so they can get rolling on the jobs they have lined up. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneer Eddie “Butch” Graham calls out bids. Attendees line up at the registration desk.

More than 2,300 people from 50 U.S. states and almost 40 other countries registered to bid in person or online at Ritchie Bros.’s March 24 unreserved public equipment auction in Minneapolis (Medford), Minn.

Almost 1,200 items were sold on auction day, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Approximately 60 percent of the equipment sold to buyers from outside the state of Minnesota (by dollar value). Online buyers purchased approximately 56 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

The multi-million dollar auction featured a wide range of construction, farming, transportation and other equipment, including a selection of late model John Deere agriculture tractors, several five-axle dump trucks and a Terex rough terrain crane. Selling prices from the auction can be found under Auction Results online at rbauction.com. Ritchie Bros. next auction in Minneapolis will be held on June 17. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.