Ritchie Bros. Sells $60+ Million in May Fort Worth, Texas, Auction

Last week, Ritchie Bros. conducted its second Fort Worth, Texas, auction of the year, selling US$60+ million of equipment and trucks for 700+ consignors. The three-day online auction saw gross transaction value grow approximately 9% year over year.

More than 11,100+ bidders from 60+ countries registered to participate in the May 17 – 19, 2022 online auction, with approximately 93% of the equipment purchased by Americans, including 38% sold to Texans. The remaining seven percent of the assets were purchased by international buyers from as far away as Brazil, Thailand and Australia.

“We saw a ton of interested buyers come through our auction yard leading up to the event, inspecting and testing items in person prior to bidding from their home, office or mobile phone,” said Chuck Roberson, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. “We continue to drive strong pricing for late-model equipment, including an unused 2022 K-Tec scraper pan that sold for US$205,000, with 100% of the proceeds donated by the OEM to Habitat for Humanity.”

Roberson continued, “Thank you to all our consignors and buyers for continuing to put your trust in Ritchie Bros. We hope to see many of you at our site in July for our next big Fort Worth event. I encourage interested sellers to contact us today so we can begin marketing your assets to the world.”

Five Big Sellers in Fort Worth

  • 2019 Komatsu PC650LC-11 hydraulic excavator – US$570,000
  • 2019 Kenworth T880 Manitex TC50155HL 50-ton straight boom truck – US$410,000
  • 2008 Grove GMK 6220L 12x8x10 all-terrain crane – US$400,000
  • 2017 Case Steiger 580 4WD tractor – US$212,500
  • 2019 Kenworth W900 6×4 twin-axle truck tractor – US$157,500

Auction Quick Facts: Fort Worth, Texas (May 2022)

  • Gross transaction value (GTV): US$60+ million
  • Items: 4,350+
  • Bidders: 11,100+
  • Consignors: 700+

Ritchie Bros. has more than 50,000 equipment items and trucks set to be sold in its upcoming auctions and online events, including a May 25 – 26 Rocky Mountain Regional Event with 5,600+ items, a June 3 Phoenix, AZ auction with 2,800+ items, and a Sacramento, CA Timed Auction with 1,500+ items on June 8. The company also sells items weekly through IronPlanet.com, Marketplace-E, Ritchie List and GovPlanet.com.   

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