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Ritchie Bros. Reports Strong Sales at Columbus Auction

Sat July 24, 2010 - Midwest Edition
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Ritchie Bros.’s Darrel Yoder calls out the bids
Ritchie Bros.’s Darrel Yoder calls out the bids
Ritchie Bros.’s Darrel Yoder calls out the bids Mark Haynes of Mark Haynes Construction hoped to take home this Screen Machine portable screening plant. Randy Tumbusch of Tumbusch Construction, St. Henry, Ohio, looks over a Komatsu PC 150 excavator. (L-R): The gang from Greenleaf Landscaping, Scott Wells, Ben Lang, Garrett Lang and Dwight Lang, stopped by to see how the auction was going. Jeff Maibach of Maibach Machinery Inc., Medina, Ohio, was on hand to watch the auction activities. Rudd Equipment Company’s Albert Medcalf (L) and Martin McCutcheon stopped by to look at how the Volvo machines performed. Kenny Meadows (L) of Meadows Excavating catches up with Newman Tractor’s Herb Cress. rothers Mike (L) and David Denney of Bonneville Stone were happy to have picked up a Case excavator at the auction.

There were more than 1,100 registered bidders that participated online and in person at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction held on June 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The auction drew bidders heavily from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio as well as 40 other states, 26 countries and nine Canadian provinces.

More than 65 percent of the trucks and equipment (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state. More than 1,000 auction lots were sold on auction day.

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