Ritchie Bros. Morris, Illinois, Auction Attracts Thousands

Sat June 08, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Davey of Pro Excavating looks over the dozers as they go over the ramp at the Richie Bros. sale in Morris, Ill.
Davey of Pro Excavating looks over the dozers as they go over the ramp at the Richie Bros. sale in Morris, Ill.
Davey of Pro Excavating looks over the dozers as they go over the ramp at the Richie Bros. sale in Morris, Ill. Nick Ravens of Ravens Farms gets some stick time in with the Link-Belt 330 excavator. William Ravens, Ravens Livestock and Farms, might try and bring this Cat 324D excavator home to the farm. Looking over the conveyors at the May 30 auction are Josh DeHaven (L) and Scott Bye, both of DeHaven Excavating. Fred Hess, Hess Farms, makes sure everything is in working order in the cab of this Cat 315C. Peter Schrock of Schrock Service thinks this Bobcat 337 compact excavator would be a good fit for his operation. Carl Hoerr (C), president, Hoerr Excavating, brought grandsons Kip Hoerr (L) and Creighton Schock to the auction. Park Allison, McAllister Equipment Co., looks over this Volvo E160LC excavator.


More than 2,300 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on May 30.

Bidders came from 43 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 62 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, Egypt, India, Peru and Vietnam. Online bidders purchased more than 45 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, 1,600 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, truck tractors and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.