Ritchie Bros. continues to attract record numbers of bidders in 2020, with its latest auction in Fort Worth, TX registering 9,150+ bidders from 65 countries. More than $72+ million of equipment items and trucks were sold in the March 10 – 11, 2020, auction.
Approximately 61% of the equipment in the auction was sold to online buyers. USA buyers purchased 92% of the assets in the auction, including 43% purchased by Texas buyers, while international buyers from such countries as Australia, Belgium, and Egypt purchased 8%. Purchases through Ritchie Bros.' mobile application were up 97% from the same auction in 2019.
"We continue to see record crowds for our 2020 auctions, with bidder registrations up 39% over the same auction last year," said Neal Black, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. "Our Fort Worth auction this week had a great line-up of late-model, low-hour equipment resulting in strong pricing across almost all equipment categories. For anyone who was unable to purchase the equipment they need from our Fort Worth sale, we have an IronPlanet auction and our big Las Vegas event today. Get online and start bidding!"
More than 5,500 equipment items were sold in the two-day Fort Worth auction, including 650+ truck tractors, 125+ excavators, 80+ loaders, 75+ loader backhoes, and 65+ dozers. Sales highlights included five 2018 Caterpillar 745 6x6 articulated dump trucks that sold for a combined $1,935,000; a 2017 Caterpillar D8T dozer that sold for $360,000; and a 2012 Caterpillar 16M motor grader that sold for $300,000. All items were sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.
AUCTION QUICK FACTS: FORT WORTH, TX (March 2020)
- Total gross transactional value – $72+ million
- Amount sold to online bidders – $44+ million
- Total registered bidders (in person and online) – 9,150+
- Registered online bidders – 7,550+
- Total lots sold – 5,500+
- Number of sellers – 720
Ritchie Bros. currently has more than 70,000 equipment items, trucks, and other assets listed for sale through its auctions and marketplaces. For a complete list of upcoming auctions and equipment available, visit rbauction.com and ironplanet.com.