Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, sold more than US$41 of trucks and heavy equipment items during a two-day unreserved public auction at its auction site in Moerdijk, The Netherlands on September 26 and 27.

The unreserved auction featured a range of items used in the construction, mining, transportation and other industries, including more than 280 boom and scissor lifts, 210-plus compactors, 200-plus excavators, 160-plus van trucks, 80-plus forklifts, 80-plus loaders, 60-plus truck tractors, 50 trailers, 50-plus dump trucks, 20 pipelayers, 20 cranes, 14 concrete pump trucks, eight crawler drills and many more items.

At the two-day auction, all items were sold unreserved to the highest bidders, regardless of price. Bids were made in person at the Moerdijk auction site, live and online at www.rbauction.com or by proxy. Close to 1480 bidders from more than 75 countries registered to participate at the two-day unreserved public auction. More than 800 bidders participated online and purchased more than US$11 million of equipment online.

“The diversity of the auction inventory attracted a great crowd of bidders from all over the world,” says Ritchie Bros regional sales manager Christian Sonneville. “We’ve seen a vibrant bidding atmosphere where selling prices in general were strong, particularly with specialized transport trucks and trailers, mobile cranes and construction equipment. We've already began preparing for our December auction in Moerdijk, which will offer another opportunity for anyone in the market that needs to buy or sell.”

On September 25, the day before the Moerdijk auction, Ritchie Bros held its first ever auction in Finland, selling 350 equipment items and trucks to more than 660 bidders. Buyers at the Moerdijk auction site were also able to participate in the Finland auction through a live broadcast connection.

The Ritchie Bros’ auction calendar currently features more than 110 unreserved public auctions around the world, including eight auctions in Europe.

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