Caterpillar crawler loaders rumble over the auction ramp.
More than 3,150 bidders participated online and in person Dec. 19 at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md.
With bidders from 43 countries, approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Belgium, Ukraine and Egypt. Online bidders purchased approximately 52 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).
More than 1,900 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 60-plus excavators, 60-plus compactors, more than 45 aerial work platforms, more than 40 dump trucks, 30-plus loaders, 15-plus dozers, more than 15 articulated dump trucks, 140-plus truck tractors, 125 trailers, and more.