Ritchie Bros. Welcomes 3,000 Bidders to Atlanta Auction

📅   Mon October 09, 2017 - Southeast Edition #21


Cliff Gracen (L) and Aaron McFarlane, both of Hydraulic Repair Services, Savannah, Ga., test operate a Volvo ECR88 compact excavator.
Cliff Gracen (L) and Aaron McFarlane, both of Hydraulic Repair Services, Savannah, Ga., test operate a Volvo ECR88 compact excavator.
Cliff Gracen (L) and Aaron McFarlane, both of Hydraulic Repair Services, Savannah, Ga., test operate a Volvo ECR88 compact excavator. Cole Caldwell (L) and Andrew Loggins, both of  Piedmont Paving, Newnan, Ga., check out a Komatsu PC600LC excavator. Justin Hayes (L), Hayes Construction, Waverly, Tenn., and Chris Buchanan, JCH Grading, Waverly, Tenn., look over their notes. Michael (L) and Robert Armstrong, both of Armstrong Contractors, Columbia, S.C., inspect this Komatsu PC300LC excavator. Randy Tidwell (L) and Steve Carter of Mid Georgia Electrical Services, Macon, Ga., look over this Cat TL642C reach forklift. Wade Norris (L), Wade Norris Logging, Jackson, Tenn., and John Henry Beachy, Beachy Logging, Finger, Tenn., look over this  Cat 525C. Joe (L) and Jason Wheat, Wheat Properties, Chattsworth, Ga., open up this Cat 299D compact track loader. Emilee (L) and her dad, Mark Hale, DirtWorks LLC based in McMinnville, Tenn., came to look at equipment, including this Komatsu HM300 articulated truck. The nice selection of hydraulic excavators was the big draw to attend this auction for Chili Sanders (L) and Shane Smith, both of Shane’s Excavating, Rogersville, Tenn.

More than 3,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 22.

With bidders from 55 countries, approximately 78 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as the Belgium, Poland and Vietnam. Online bidders purchased approximately 63 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,900 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 90 excavators, 30 loader backhoes, 25 compactors, 150 aerial work platforms, 95 truck tractors, 200 trailers and more.