Ritchie Bros. Sells $46M of Equipment at Fort Worth Auction

By auction’s end, 4,325 people had registered to bid in person and online, and more than 3,750 items had been sold.

📅   Mon May 16, 2016 - West Edition


Jose Torres of Calhoun Tractor Inc. in Aledo, Texas, plans to bid on this Cat 980 C loader.
Jose Torres of Calhoun Tractor Inc. in Aledo, Texas, plans to bid on this Cat 980 C loader.
Jose Torres of Calhoun Tractor Inc. in Aledo, Texas, plans to bid on this Cat 980 C loader. 
Mike (L) and Jeremiah Self,  Self  Equipment of Pauls Valley, Okla., have developed a keen interest in this 8042 SkyTrac F. 
Dan Day of S&D Erectors, Farmersville, Texas, hopes to use this Cat 615C scraper for an upcoming project. 
James Hallman (L) and his father, James Hallman Sr. of Hallman Equipment Rentals in Alverado, Texas, have been looking over this Cat TL 943C high-lift to add to their fleet. 
Edward Morales, business agent of On The Road Trucking, Los Angeles, Calif., has been taking the measurements of this Volvo A35F rough-terrain truck for a new customer. 
Austin Byrd (top) and Buddy Byrd of Byrd Underground LLC are going to do their best to take this Volvo A40F back to Las Vegas with them. 
Mike Bonczyk, an independent contractor of Anna, Texas, has a need for a small dozer like this Komatsu D20A-7.  The timed auction computers are very busy for this auction.

A diverse selection of construction, transportation and farming equipment attracted thousands of buyers from around the world to the Ritchie Bros. auction in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 4-5, 2016.

By auction's end, 4,325 people had registered to bid in person and online, and more than 3,750 items had been sold.

In total, Ritchie Bros. sold more than $46 million of equipment over two days, including more than $21 million sold to online bidders. Out-of-state buyers purchased more than $25 million of equipment, from as far as Colombia, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.

“We had a very diverse mix of gear across all sectors that attracted strong crowds and active bidding,” said Dolan Aucoin, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. “From quality yellow iron and trucks to late-model farm equipment, including combines, tractors and more, this auction had it all. We saw stable pricing on both days of the auction, helping us achieve solid results for consignors.”