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Ritchie Bros. Sells 3,500 Items Over Two Days in Fort Worth

Wed August 01, 2018 - West Edition #16
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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.
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.
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.
The New Holland 555E backhoe was put through its paces by Jim Neal of Gemini Enterprises.
(L-R): Future steel recyclers Landon and Kylie Schroeder accompanied their dad, Roger, to the auction. Schroeder was bidding on this Case compact excavator for his company, BKL Metal Recycling of Lufkin, Texas.
This Grove RT500C rough-terrain crane will be used for operator training by Spartan Consulting and Safety of Midland, Texas. Pictured are Katrina Mendenhall (L), president, and Meagan Whitten, operations manager of Spartan.
Peter Teichroeb (L) and his son, Tristan, traveled from Belize, where Peter operates Teichroeb and Sons Roadbuilding. He hopes to bring back this Hamm HD13 roller, along with a few other machines.
It seemed like family day at the Fort Worth event. Pablo Ramirez (L) and his son, Guido, check out a Cat D8N. Ramirez operates Obrero Construction in Mexico.
Sometimes bigger is better. That may be why this Kawasaki (Hitachi) 115Z7 loader and its 8.3 cu. yd. bucket drew so much attention in Fort Worth.
Bidders had a large selection of excavators of all sizes to choose from at the Ritchie Bros. event.

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.