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
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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.
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.
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. Larry Meyer (L) and Harold Peck, Peck Construction in Argyle, Texas, may be taking this Cat 325C excavator home with them. Keith Bidadoo, Bidadoo Auctions in Seattle, Wash., is pretty interested in the Hyundai 290 LC excavator. Jason Revia (L) and Wayne Long, WL Crane Repair Inc. in Bayton, Texas, are going to bid on this Grove RT 540 E. Kevin Forester (L) of Jim’s Sand & Gravel in Giddings, Texas, and Scotty Self of Rambo Contracting in Burleson, Texas, found some much needed shade under this John Deere 270 C excavator. Tracy Sahualla of ECI in Beaumont, Texas, is going to try and bid on this PS-150B Cat roller. Jerry Cowan (L) of PRECO in Houston, Texas, and Dennis Wolford of Jimerson Underground in Stafford, Texas, discuss this Broce boom. Registration is hot and heavy for the auction.

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.