Ritchie Bros. Sale Draws Eager Crowd in Phoenix Ariz.
Joe Rexin (L) of T-Rex Equipment, Long Beach, Calif., chats with Harry Hansen of U-Pick It, an auto and scrap metal recycling facility in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Both made purchases at the Nov. 18 auction.
Alana (L) and Justin Lageschulte chose Ritchie Bros. to help liquidate more than 200 pieces from their former business S&M Rentals of Phoenix, Ariz.
The Deere 310G loader caught the eye of Eric Koehler, owner of K-ler Landworks, a landscape contractor in Prescott, Ariz.
Joe Sturt, an owner operator out of Phoenix, inspects the gauges of a Komatsu WB146 backhoe loader.
Joe (L) and Chris Collinsworth bid on this Cat 623E scraper. The brothers own Collinsworth Construction in Fontana, Calif.
Bar H Equipment’s David Hames put a Deere 772CH grader through the paces before bidding. Hames came all the way from Dalhart, Texas.
Eduardo Baragas of BR Excavating in Glendale, Ariz., was very interested in this Kubota excavator.
Leo Barraza, ABC Asphalt’s project manager, was on hand to bid on a drum roller. The Ingersoll rollers definitely had his interest. ABC is a Phoenix-area asphalt paving contractor.
More than 2,450 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.’ multi-million dollar, unreserved public equipment auction in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 18, 2015.
Bidders came from 41 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Approximately 62 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Poland, Egypt and Thailand. Online bidders purchased approximately 46 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).
More than 1,550 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, wheel loaders, truck tractors, trailers, farm tractors and more.For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.