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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over 4,400 Items for More Than $57M in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, TX — Ritchie Bros. recently sold more than 4,400 equipment items and trucks for $57 million from its Houston, Texas, auction site. The unreserved auction attracted over 10,750 bidders from 55 countries, with approximately 88 percent of the equipment being purchased by U.S. buyers, including 44 percent purchased by Texans. The remaining 12 percent was purchased by international buyers from as far away as Bolivia, Taiwan, and the Netherlands. Leading up to the auction, online equipment views for the Houston April auction were up 70 percent year over year.

"We continue to see incredibly strong pricing for late-model equipment and trucks, resulting in a lot of happy consignors, eager to sell again," said Chuck Roberson, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. "In Houston, we had a fantastic selection of assets available, including part one of a complete dispersal for MDS Boring & Drilling, which included pipelayers, earthmoving equipment, trucks, and trailers. Part two of the MDS dispersal will be sold in our next Houston live auction in June."

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