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Sellers See Strong Returns in Ritchie Bros. $55M Auction in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TX — Buyer demand and equipment pricing continues to trend upwards at Ritchie Bros. auctions around the globe. Most recently the company sold over 4,300 equipment items and trucks for over $55 million at its site in Fort Worth, Texas. The online auction attracted more than 13,500 bidders from 66 countries.

"We continue to break registration records, resulting in strong pricing across almost every single equipment category," said Chuck Roberson, Regional Sales Manager of Ritchie Bros. "Sellers were very happy with returns, with several consignors planning to sell more through our Houston auction ... or through one of our IronPlanet or Marketplace-E solutions."

With 100 percent of the bidding online, the Fort Worth auction attracted over 100 equipment views per lot — up 52 percent year over year — and more than 29,000 PriorityBids. Approximately 85 percent of the equipment in the Fort Worth auction was sold to U.S. buyers, including 38 percent purchased by Texans, while the remaining 15 percent was sold to international buyers from as far away as Australia, Belgium, India, and Thailand.

Five Big Sellers
  • 2011 Grove RT9150E 150-ton 4x4x4 rough terrain crane
  • 2016 Caterpillar PM620 crawler cold planer
  • 2018 Caterpillar 745 6x6 articulated dump truck
  • 2013 Peterbilt 367 Quad/A w/ National NBT45 45-ton boom truck
  • 2018 Caterpillar 972M wheel loader

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