Approximately 2,500 bidders participated online and in person on Sept. 12, 2018, at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga.
With bidders from 47 countries, approximately 79 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Armenia, Jordan and Korea. Online bidders purchased approximately 65 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).
Approximately 1,600 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 45 excavators, 30-plus skid steers, more than 20 backhoes, more than 180 aerial work platforms, 80-plus truck tractors and more.
Opening up a Cat 330BL for a complete inspection is Tommy Blair of Blair Block LLC, based in Childersburg, Ala. Blair is looking for a carrier machine for a crusher attachment he bought at a Ritchie sale in Houston.
Wendell Cain of Cain & Todd Equipment, Lilburn, Ga., test out a Cat backhoe.
Discussing the machines in the sale lineup are Jerre Martin (L) of Jerre Martin Repair, Ephrata, Pa., and Brent Beverly of BTM Machinery, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Checking out the wheel loaders in the sale lineup are John Switzer (L) J. Switzer & Sons Equipment, Tampa, Fla., and Brandon Weaver of Strategic Heavy Equipment, also of Tampa.
Brett Johnson of Vertical Earth, Cumming, Ga., jots down some notes after test operating a John Deere 624K wheel loader.
Patrick Nutt (L) and Corey Fehribach of Yancey’s CAT Rental Store, Austell, Ga., look over some of the later model JLG lifts in the sale.
An extensive selection of Volvo, Cat, Komatsu and Hitachi hydraulic excavators were available at this sale.
Demolition contractor, Thomas Bush and his five-year-old son, Dillon, of the Henry Hudson Company, Valley, Ala., were out looking for a Hitachi Zaxis 350 to buy.