Ritchie Bros. sells €35+ million of equipment in auction in The Netherlands

More than 1,725 people from 88 countries registered for the auction; incl. 1,200+ online biddersMore than 1,725 people from 88 countries registered for the auction; incl. 1,200+ online bidders.

Ritchie Bros. recently held a €35+-million (US$41+ million) auction at its auction site in Moerdijk, The Netherlands, making it the biggest auction held at this location since 2010.

More than 1,725 people from 88 countries registered for the two-day unreserved auction held on May 17 – 18, 2018, including 1,200+ online bidders. Approximately 86 percent of the equipment was purchased by out-of-country buyers from as far away as Vietnam, Australia, and the United States of America. Online buyers purchased 45 percent (€15+ million or US$18+ million) of the equipment available in the auction. 

“We had an exceptional selection of equipment in this Moerdijk auction—one of the best lineups of gear we’ve had in years at this site—attracting bidders from nearly every corner of the world,” said Jeroen Rijk, Managing Director Europe, Ritchie Bros. “As a result of the quality of the equipment on offer and our ability to reach the right buyers, we saw strong selling prices across most equipment categories, with particularly active bidding, both onsite and online, for the low-hour items available in the auction.” 

In total, more than 2,725 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction for 285+ owners. Highlights included 180+ excavators, 60+ wheel loaders, 20+ bulldozers, 105+ compactors, 10+ motor graders, 40+ telehandlers, and much more. Bidders were particularly drawn to the large selection of Caterpillar equipment available, which included 966H wheel loaders; D6T, D7E, and D8T dozers, 320EL and 349D2L ME excavators, 140M motor graders and more.

Specific sales highlights:

  • Four 2015 Caterpillar D8T dozers sold for a combined €1,357,500
  • Four Caterpillar 349D2L ME excavators sold for a combined €795,000
  • Two 2015 Caterpillar D7E dozers sold for a combined €480,000
  • An unused Grove RT650E 50-ton 4x4x4 rough terrain crane sold for €200,000
  • A 2007 Fintec 1080 crawler cone crusher sold for €150,000AUCTION QUICK FACTS: MOERDIJK, THE NETHERLANDS (May 2018)
  • Total gross transactional value – €35+ million (US$41+ million)
  • Amount sold to online bidders – €15+ million (US$18+ million)
  • Total registered bidders (in person and online) – 1,725+ 
  • Registered online bidders – 1,200+ 
  • Total lots sold – 2,725+
  • Number of sellers – 285+

Ritchie Bros. will hold its next auction in Moerdijk this July and has dozens of other live auctions and IronPlanet online events in the coming months. Visit rbauction.com and IronPlanet.com for a complete list of available equipment.

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