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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over $71M of Equipment in Fort Worth Equipment Auction

FORT WORTH, TX — Ritchie Bros. sold close to 5,000 equipment items and trucks over three days for over $71 million in gross transaction value, which is up 25 percent from the same auction last year. The unreserved online auction attracted more than 10,800 online bidders from 63 countries.

"We continue to see strong demand for late-model, low-hour equipment and trucks," said Nicolas Agudelo, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. "Even with tight supply, our Fort Worth event offered a diverse selection of equipment catering to buyers from a variety of industries. Assets were strategically located in several yards and sequenced over three auction days online. We'd like to thank all the customers who continue to put their trust in Ritchie Bros. for their buying and selling needs."

Approximately 88 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to U.S. buyers, including 42 percent sold to Texans. The remaining 12 percent was sold to international buyers from as far away as Australia, Finland, Israel, and Malaysia.

Equipment highlights from Fort Worth included 340+ truck tractors, 115+ excavators, 115+ forklifts, 90+ bucket trucks, 80+ skid steers, as well as cranes, miscellaneous drilling equipment, and more. Items were sold for close to 700 consignors, including Fort Worth-based land clearing company Thelin Recycling Co.

"We got a lot more for our equipment than we expected," said Bill Taylor, Equipment Manager for Thelin Recycling. "Ritchie Bros. is so efficient, and they get your equipment in front of hundreds of thousands of potential equipment buyers — it's hard to beat. I've been selling with Ritchie Bros. since 2007, and they always do the best they can to get the most money possible for our equipment."

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