Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell more items than ever before at its unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 13-18. During the six-day event, more than 9,100 heavy equipment items and trucks will be sold — a company record for the most items ever sold in a single auction — and new items are still being added daily. Bids in the auction can be made on-site at the 200-plus-acre Orlando auction site, online in real-time at www.rbauction.com or by placing proxy bids in person or by phone.
"Our annual Orlando auction is not just a sale, it's an event attracting bidders from all over the world," said Steve Kriebel, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "The auction attracts one of the largest, most diverse audiences of consignors and bidders from around the world. Because of this, the selection of equipment featured in the auction is plentiful and there is something available for all types of buyers everywhere."
Last year's Ritchie Bros.’ February Orlando auction set new site records for number of sellers and registered bidders. In total, more than 7,700 registered bidders from 77 countries participated in the auction competing for 8,000 items, which the company sold for nearly 700 equipment owners. Bidders from outside Florida purchased $145 million of equipment (84 percent), including $79 million purchased by out-of-country bidders (46 percent).
Online participation records were also broken during last year's five-day public Orlando auction. Of the total registered bidders, a record 3,300 online bidders registered and among them, a record 616 buyers purchased more than $35 million (21 percent) of used and unused equipment and trucks in the auction.
A highlight of this year's six-day auction is thousands of used and unused late-model equipment items from manufacturers such as Caterpillar and Volvo, including: forklifts, loader backhoes, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, motor graders, motor scrapers, crawler tractors, crawler loaders, pavers, skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders and more.
For the latest equipment listings, visit www.rbauction.com.