Ritchie Bros. Sells More Than 1,200 Pieces of Equipment at Auction

Wed April 16, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Jerry Swift of H&J Farms, Cookeville, Tenn.; and Nathan Randolph, Jack Swift and Rob Oakley of Oakley Equipment, Cookeville, Tenn., shop for backhoes.
(L-R): Jerry Swift of H&J Farms, Cookeville, Tenn.; and Nathan Randolph, Jack Swift and Rob Oakley of Oakley Equipment, Cookeville, Tenn., shop for backhoes.
(L-R): Jerry Swift of H&J Farms, Cookeville, Tenn.; and Nathan Randolph, Jack Swift and Rob Oakley of Oakley Equipment, Cookeville, Tenn., shop for backhoes. Ben Harness (L) of B&B Machinery, East Ridge, Tenn., and Brett Johnson of Vertical Earth, Cumming, Ga., talk about the Cat 314 excavator. Taylor Atkins (L) and Alford Atkins of Atkins Construction, Cumming, Ga., evaluate a Komatsu PC78 mini excavator. Skip Walker of High Hills Equipment/Wheels & Tracks Rentals, Covington, Ga., tests the hydraulics on a Komatsu PC400. Ritchie Bros. staff prepare a lot of Cat TL943 telehandlers for auction. Orlando Zenon (L) and Richard Protus of Zenon & Zenon Contractors, Stockbridge, Ga., discuss the machines they plan to bid on. Tommy Baker (L) of Baker Construction, LaGrange, Ga., and John Doughman of Eager Beaver Contracting & Grading, LaGrange, Ga., inspect the Cat 12M motorgrader.


More than 1,850 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on March 27.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 49 U.S. states. More than 74 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Colombia, Italy and Singapore. Online bidders purchased 50 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,200 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, skid steer loaders, compactors and more.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.