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Ritchie Bros Holds Auctions in Birdsboro, Canton, Pa

Wed July 18, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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The crowd gathers indoors to take a look at the large variety of smaller items offered at the auction in Birdsboro.
The crowd gathers indoors to take a look at the large variety of smaller items offered at the auction in Birdsboro.
The crowd gathers indoors to take a look at the large variety of smaller items offered at the auction in Birdsboro. This mixed group of red Chevrolet van trucks and vans in Birdsboro are gathered together for the auction. More than 1,300 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Canton, Pa. Bidders came to Canton from more than 40 countries, including 48 U.S. states. In Birdsboro, Auctioneer Steve Kriebel takes to the back of this truck to call the indoor auction as the crowd is ready to make their bids on the items. Old Glory waves in the wind in Birdsboro as this 1978 P&H Omega 18 18-ton rough-terrain crane stands at attention and waits for the right bidder. Ed Green (L) and Mark VanSciver are enjoying the day in the sun in Birdsboro, talking over their potential purchases at the Ritchie Bros. auction. Andy Berncote (L) and Larry Solomon take some time to pose for a picture while discussing the wide variety of items for sale at the auction in Birdsboro. Bidders intently follow the auctioneer’s lead at the Ritchie Bros. auction. Ty Radney (L) and J.R. Watts, both of Ajax Pipeline, are all smiles as they discuss the finer points of this 16 by 8 ft. sloop in Birdsboro. Steve McGonigle of MCG Developmental and his daughter, Sophia, are spending some quality time together as they roam the Ritchie Bros. auction in Birdsboro, Pa., looking for items to bid on. This 1993 Chevrolet 7000 Kodiak dump truck is ready to roll out when the right bidder comes along to take it home. In total, more than 500 equipment lots were sold in the auction in Canton, Pa. A long line of Caterpillar pipelayers went on the block in Canton, Pa. Butch Graham calls out bids in Canton, Pa. Graham has been a Ritchie Bros. auctioneer for more than 25 years and has been a long-time liason to the pipeline, gas and oil field industries.

Ritchie Bros. recently held two auctions in Pennsylvania.

More than 1,300 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Canton, Pa., on June 28.

Bidders came from more than 40 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 64 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Bolivia, Malaysia and Norway. Online bidders purchased more than 23 percent of the equipment sold (based on total gross auction proceeds).

In total, more than 500 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including more than 40 hydraulic excavators, 20 crawler tractors, as well as wheel loaders, truck tractors, pickup trucks and more.

The sale included five 2009 Caterpillar 583T crawler pipelayers that all sold for $590,000 each.

In Birdsboro, Pa., more than 600 bidders participated online and in person June 29.

Bidders came from close to 30 countries, including 41 U.S. states. More than 76 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Columbia, India and New Zealand. Online bidders purchased more than 22 percent of the equipment sold (based on total gross auction proceeds).

In total, more than 900 equipment lots were sold in the auction.

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