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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over 4,200 Items for More Than $59M in Three-Day Fort Worth Auction

FORT WORTH, TX — Ritchie Bros.' latest Fort Worth, Texas, auction brought together 11,500-plus bidders from 58 countries to compete for over 4,200 items, generating more than $59 million in gross transaction value.

Approximately 90 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to U.S. buyers, including 42 percent sold to Texans, while the remaining 10 percent was purchased by international buyers from as far away as Australia, India, and Singapore.

"Ritchie Bros. is transforming its live events to celebrate our customers and partners. ... We held an onsite customer appreciation day, an industry association meeting, and a fantastic auction in Fort Worth," said Chuck Roberson, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. "With more than 11,000 bidders, we saw a lot of competition online and onsite, resulting in a strong pricing for most asset categories, especially construction-related equipment."

Equipment items and trucks were sold for more than 640 owners, including a complete dispersal for Bradford Boring, LLC, a drilling contractor based in Oklahoma.

"We are very pleased with the results and look forward to working with Ritchie Bros. again," said Scott Bradford, Owner of Bradford Boring. "It's great that we were able to bring our items to Ritchie Bros.' yard in Oklahoma City, selling virtually in a cost-effective and efficient way, while getting the benefits of the big buying audience Fort Worth attracts."

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"Our next Fort Worth event in September is going to be special, with our very first Ritchie Bros. Energy Day, which will feature thousands of oil & gas specific assets stored onsite and at offsite locations in Midland, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma," said Kelly Kittson, Director, Strategic Accounts & Leader of the Ritchie Bros. Energy team. "If you have equipment to sell, contact us as soon as possible so we can start marketing your equipment to the world."
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