Jose Torres of Calhoun Tractor Inc. in Aledo, Texas, plans to bid on this Cat 980 C loader.
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.”