Ritchie Bros. Sells More Than $45M at Houston Sale
The two-day auction set a new Houston site record for number of sellers.
📅 Mon July 13, 2015 - West Edition
Chris Krielow, an independent contractor in Roanoke, La., and his grandson, Ross, have been checking out this Harlow 6500 rough terrain lift truck for his construction business.
Ritchie Bros. sold $45 plus million of equipment and trucks at its unreserved public auction in Houston, Texas, on June 24 and 25. The two-day auction set a new Houston site record for number of sellers. Auction highlights included 325 plus trailers, 300 truck tractors, 110 plus excavators, 50 plus flatbed trucks, 45 plus winch tractors, 40 plus dozers, 35 plus dump trucks, and 20 farm tractors. More than 3,700 people from 59 countries registered to bid in person, online at rbauction.com and by proxy.
“In spite of the hot and humid weather, this week’s auction drew large crowds and intense bidding due to the great selection of construction equipment, cranes, trucks and trailers, including a large quantity of heavy haul oilfield transportation and oil and gas-related equipment,” said Alan McVicker, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “As with all Ritchie Bros. auctions, every piece was sold to the highest bidder, with no reserve prices and no minimum bids.”
Buyers from outside Texas purchased $18 plus million (41 percent) of equipment and trucks, with equipment sold to buyers from as far away as Bolivia, France and New Zealand. Online bidders purchased $20 plus million (44 percent) of the equipment in the auction.
For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.