Ritchie Bros. Sale Proves Popular With Out-of-State Buyers

📅   Wed December 21, 2016 - Southeast Edition #26
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Charles Dowey (L) and Robert Mitchum, both of Carolina Wrecking, Columbia, S.C., get an early start operating machines, including this Komatsu PC300LC excavator.
Charles Dowey (L) and Robert Mitchum, both of Carolina Wrecking, Columbia, S.C., get an early start operating machines, including this Komatsu PC300LC excavator.
Charles Dowey (L) and Robert Mitchum, both of Carolina Wrecking, Columbia, S.C., get an early start operating machines, including this Komatsu PC300LC excavator.
Daniel Lawrence of Yancey Bros. Co., Austell, Ga., looks over some of the telescopic reach forklifts in the sale lineup. 
(L-R): Harvey Crowe, Mark Turner and Tim Harkins, all of Mark Turner Grading, based in McDonough, Ga., shop the selection of equipment at the auction. 
Corey Petersen (L) and Justin Eyer, both of Piddlers Construction, Powder Springs, Ga., inspect the excavators before the auction.
Steve Nethery of Artec Tractor & Equipment, Nauvoo, Ala., completes an inspection of the center articulation point of a Cat wheel loader.
(L-R): Brian Yancey, Tommy Ward and Joey Vaughn, all of Contour Grading & Pipe, Bold Springs, Ga., check out the Cat backhoe loaders about to go on the block. 
This Komatsu PC800LC attracts attention from auction goers.
Mike (L) and Fred Miles, both of Mi-Com, Whitesburg, Ga., jot down a few final notes before bidding on machines. 
The highest bid on this 140M Cat motorgrader was $107,500, and the bidder decided to take both 140Ms that rolled across the ramp.

More than 2,150 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 6.

With bidders from 47 countries, approximately 70 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Turkey, Singapore and New Zealand. Online bidders purchased approximately 57 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,700 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 155 truck tractors, 110 aerial work platforms, 50 compactors, 30 excavators, 20 loader backhoes, 15 skid steers and more. CEG