Ritchie Bros. sells more than $45 million USD of equipment in Texas auction

Newswire
August 27, 2019
By Newswire
August 27, 2019, Houston, Tex. - Ritchie Bros. sold more than 5,300 equipment items for more than $45 million USD at its latest Houston, Tex. auction in August.

More than 7,250 people registered to bid in the two-day auction, including more than 5,850 registering to participate online. U.S. buyers purchased approximately 88 per cent of the equipment, including 47 per cent purchased by Texas buyers, while international buyers from such countries as Australia, Germany, and Vietnam purchased 12 per cent of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 61 percent of the assets.

"We had record crowds for our Houston auction this week, resulting in a couple of good auction days," said Alan McVicker, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. "We were able to build strong momentum for this sale as a result of an early consignment from well-known local contractor Glenn Fuqua, who was doing a complete dispersal of his construction division. We ended up with more than 7,250 equipment items from 608 consignors in this week's auction, which is a record for August. We also have 118 items from Texas in our weekly IronPlanet auction happening today."

McVicker continued, "Our Houston auction also featured a great package of workover rigs and well service support equipment for Martex Well Services, LLP. Both Glenn Fuqua and Martex were very pleased with the results we achieved for them. Thank you to all the sellers and buyers in this week's Houston sale."

Equipment highlights in the Houston auction included 335+ truck tractors, 315+ trailers, 330+ aerial work platforms, 90+ excavators, 90+ skid steers, 60+ loader backhoes, 45+ dozers, 25+ cranes, and more. All items were sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.

Close to 100 items were sold for Glenn Fuqua, Inc. in the Houston auction.

"The auction went very well for us—we were pleased with the equipment prices and the way all the Ritchie Bros. employees handled our business. We couldn't be happier," said Glenn Fuqua. "I've been working with Ritchie Bros. for decades and have become very good friends with some of their employees. I've been in the highway construction business for 46 years would not hesitate to recommend Ritchie Bros. to any contractor."

Specific sales highlights:

A 2016 John Deere 470G hydraulic excavator sold for US$190,000
A 2015 John Deere 410E 6x6 articulated dump truck sold for US$170,000
A 2010 Rig Works Mustang 550 workover rig drilling rig sold for US$170,000
A 2017 Caterpillar 938M wheel loader sold for US$155,000
A 2009 Sandvik QJ340 crawler jaw crusher sold for US$150,000
A 2018 Freightliner M2 S/A w/ Altec LR758 bucket truck sold for US$110,000
A 2014 Freightliner 108SD 2,000-gallon S/A asphalt distributor truck sold for US$102,500
A 2017 Kenworth W900 sleeper truck tractor sold for US$102,500

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