Ritchie Bros. Holds Two-Day Auction in Fort Worth, Texas

Wed March 16, 2016 - West Edition

Registration is hot and heavy getting the auction ready.
Registration is hot and heavy getting the auction ready.
Registration is hot and heavy getting the auction ready. Brit Roberson (L) and Brock Maslonka of Maslonka Powerline Services of Spokane, Wash., work in high places and this JLG Skytrack is high on their list for bidding. Steven Carter (L) and Lance Fellhoelter of Best Maid in Plainview, Texas, are interested in this Volvo L60G front-end loader. Mark Harris (L) and Luis Fernando Herrera Dres, independent contractors from Springfield, Tenn., are thinking of taking this Cat 966 loader with them to a job they have in Central America. Donnie Fenoglio, Quality Transfer Services of Nacona, Texas, is impressed with this John Deere 710D loader/backhoe. Tanner (L) and dad, Johnnie Devine, Devine Dozer & Construction LLC of Stillwater, Okla., are sure this Cat 140H motorgrader will fit their fleet perfectly. Checking out this Cat D6T dozer are (L-R) Matt Zimmerman, Precision Excavating of Wyandotte, Okla.; Logan Zimmerman; Javan Zimmerman of Legacy Construction in Oswego, Kan.; and Zachery Zimmerman. Trent Herrod of Jack Herrod Trucking of Corsicana, Texas, takes the measurements of this Cat D6TXW for hauling purposes.

The yard was packed with equipment — all of it lined up carefully, ready to be sold — as huge crowds showed up to bid at Ritchie Bros.' Fort Worth auction March 2 to 3, 2016. Over two days, more than 5,250 people registered to bid on the more than 5,850 items sold, setting new state records for the company.

Ritchie Bros. sold more than $57 million of equipment in Fort Worth, including more than $27 million sold to online bidders. Out-of-state buyers purchased more than $31 million of equipment (55 percent), including more than $5.5 million sold to out-of-country buyers (10 percent).

“It's been a fantastic couple of days, with tremendous bidder turnout,” said Bill Hogan, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. “We had quality gear from top brands and companies in the auction, with quite a lot of late-model, low-hour equipment. The selection of equipment and our commitment to selling unreserved attracted a record number of bidders for us here in Texas, resulting in solid pricing on most asset categories on both days of the sale, particularly for transportation equipment.”

Specific Equipment Sales Highlights:

• Four 2013 John Deere 470G LC hydraulic excavators sold for a combined $917,500

• A 2013 Caterpillar D6T XL dozer sold for $225,000

• A 2014 Caterpillar 140M2 VHP Plus motor grader sold for $220,000

• A 2014 Caterpillar 950K wheel loader sold for $195,000

• Five Caterpillar 420FIT 4x4 loader backhoes sold for a combined $225,500

• Two 2014 Kenworth T800 tri-drive sleeper truck tractors sold for a combined $170,000

• 10 Mack CHU613 Pinnacle truck tractors sold for a combined $650,000

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