Ritchie Hosts Unreserved Public Auction in North East

Wed September 10, 2014 - Northeast Edition
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An employee of Omni Excavators in Washington, D.C., owned by Rob Rafy, checks out some equipment.
An employee of Omni Excavators in Washington, D.C., owned by Rob Rafy, checks out some equipment.
An employee of Omni Excavators in Washington, D.C., owned by Rob Rafy, checks out some equipment. A row of equipment was lined up and ready for the auction. More than 87 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Paraguay, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates. An auction attendee takes advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi. This Cat 953C attracts attention from the bidders. Mike Kerr, estimator and project manager of Willistown Contractors in Malvern, Pa., is ready to make a call about this John Deere 50D mini-excavator. Francisco Enrique (L) and Pedro Palmer, owner of Palmer Construction, in Philadelphia, Pa., attend the auction. Brandon Malec, owner of Malec Tree Service, in Essex, Md., brought his son, Nick, to the auction. John Burgess, one of the owners of Burgess Excavating, located in King George, Va., inspects this Case CX330. Ritchie Bros. provides a barbecue lunch for the auction attendees. Chrissy Paterson, a registered nurse of Genesis Nursing Home, enjoys looking at the machinery. In total, more than 2,000 equipment items were sold in the auction. Close to 2,600 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on Aug. 28.


Close to 2,600 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on Aug. 28.

Bidders came from 54 countries, including all 49 U.S. states. More than 87 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Paraguay, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased 49 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 2,000 equipment items were sold in the auction, including excavators, crawler tractors, truck tractors and more.

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