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Sales Strong for Ritchie Bros. in Pittsburgh Auction

Wed May 09, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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The auction drew a large crowd of bidders from Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
The auction drew a large crowd of bidders from Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
The auction drew a large crowd of bidders from Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Ohio CAT’s Chad Schultz came in to see the equipment up for bid. Ritchie Bros.’ Fred Vilsmeier calls out another winning bid. Hoping to take home an excavator, Tim Harding, Bioni Drilling, found a good perch to watch the auction from. Tony Riggi (L), and Emil Fabrizi, Fabrizi Trucking & Paving, came in from Cleveland, Ohio in search of equipment deals. (L-R): Brian Parrish, Parrish Lawn Care, catches up with Issy Faytock, Issy’s Excavating, and Enzo Ciccone, Everything Outdoors. Andy Miller, Alex E. Paris Contracting, stopped by to take in the auction activities. Wes Santee (L), and Rob Geho, Sunbelt Transformer, were interested in some of the trucks up for bid.

Close to 1,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 24.

Bidders came from more than 35 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Close to 68 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Egypt, Italy and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased more than 47 percent of the equipment sold (based on gross auction proceeds).

In total, more than 900 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, loader backhoes, dump trucks, truck tractors and more.

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