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Ritchie Reels in More Than 1,900 Bidders at Md. Auction

Fri September 09, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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Talking shop are John Alexander (L), Alban CAT, Baltimore, Md., and Tom Jamison, Cleveland Brothers, Harrisburg, Pa.
Talking shop are John Alexander (L), Alban CAT, Baltimore, Md., and Tom Jamison, Cleveland Brothers, Harrisburg, Pa.
Talking shop are John Alexander (L), Alban CAT, Baltimore, Md., and Tom Jamison, Cleveland Brothers, Harrisburg, Pa. A large selection of rough-terrain cranes was available for bidding at Ritchie Bros.’s Aug. 25 North East, Md., auction. Jeff Keeney catches bids at Ring 2, the virtual ramp. Ritchie Bros.’s Steve Kriebel takes bids on a Caterpillar dozer. Reviewing the big board, bidders check bids on timed auction lots. Auctions always seem to have equipment that appeals to all buyers, including a John Deere crawler loader with attachment and a Caterpillar crawler loader. The next Ritchie Bros. North East, Md., auction is scheduled for Oct. 18. Terex articulated trucks are ready for the auction ramp. Backhoe loaders roll over the auction ramp during Ritchie Bros.’s recent North East, Md., sale. Checking out a Caterpillar compactor is Ahmed Clayiff from Iraq. A self-serve kiosk is one way to bid on equipment.

On Aug. 25, more than 1,900 bidders participated online or in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Approximately 90 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Colombia, Chile, Indonesia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 34 percent of the equipment sold.

The auction featured approximately 1,600 equipment items and trucks, including 50 hydraulic excavators, 45 loader backhoes, more than 30 crawler tractors, more than 25 articulated dump trucks, more than 40 truck tractors and 70 pick-up trucks.