Port of Savannah's $220.5M Upgrade to Double Capacity

Ritchie Bros. Unreserved Auction Features 1,500 Items

Tue May 28, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Rick Kingsland of Bobcat of Orlando, Steve Halliwell of MasTec and Mike Pursifull of Aquip Inc. talk before the auction begins.
(L-R): Rick Kingsland of Bobcat of Orlando, Steve Halliwell of MasTec and Mike Pursifull of Aquip Inc. talk before the auction begins.
(L-R): Rick Kingsland of Bobcat of Orlando, Steve Halliwell of MasTec and Mike Pursifull of Aquip Inc. talk before the auction begins. Stephen Sailer of BBC Investments in Leesburg, Fla., looks at this Bobccat S220. Tim McDonals of McDonald Machiner in Miami, Fla., shops for machines. Walt Boring, Boring & Associates in Ocala, Fla., hopes to find a good buy. Bill Shumate (L) and Bill Rowe of Portable Paving consider this Komatsu excavator. Don Duncan (L) and Carl Duncan of Southeast General Contracting in Port St. Lucie, Fla., are interested in Hitachi excavators. John Switzer of All Around Equipment considers several loaders at the auction. This 2003 Deere 644H sold for $51,000.

More than 1,750 bidders participated online and on site at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., on May 16.

Bidders came from 55 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Close to 60 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers from as far away as Chile, Egypt, Vietnam and the Netherlands. Online bidders purchased more than 40 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,500 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, truck tractors and more.

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