Alan Neal (L) and Jimmy Hutton of 5 Stone Products in Wedowee, Ala., were looking for a wheel loader and the Komatsu WA480 would fill their needs perfectly.
More than 4,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 17 and 18, 2018.
With bidders from 45 countries, approximately 55 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, Germany and India. Online bidders purchased approximately 50 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).
More than 3,500 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 120 excavators; more than 75 backhoes; more than 60 skid steers; 60 compactors; more than 25 dozers; 45 dump trucks; 130 boom and scissor lifts; and 245 truck tractors.