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Orlando wraps up with big numbers.

Five-day mega auction in Orlando closes in style.

If Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, then consider Ritchie Bros.' five-day auction a fast-moving thrill ride of equipment and truck selling. It takes a lot of hard work, careful preparation, and detailed logistics, but it's worth it in the end seeing customers come away with the gear they need and a great buying and selling experience.

We'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our customers who participated in the Orlando auction, either onsite or online, through this video:

Orlando 2017 - by the numbers

Bidders seated in the Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction theatre

Ritchie Bros. sold more than US$188+ million of equipment and trucks at the five-day mega-auction. We set new site records for both bidders (10,400+) and sellers (1,000+), while selling approximately 38 percent (US$71+ million) to online buyers.

And this truly was a global auction. International buyers purchased 21 percent of the equipment from such countries as Germany, Australia, and Vietnam.

More than 10,000 equipment items were sold in the Orlando auction, including 610+ excavators, 425 compactors, 300 loaders, 300+ skid steers, 175+ dozers, 140+ loader backhoes, 110 cranes, 440+ aerial work platforms, 210+ dump trucks, 490+ truck tractors, and more.

Read the press release for more details.

What our customers said about Orlando

We were out in the yard in Orlando talking with customers about their experiences with Ritchie Bros. and here's what they had to say:

"All the years I came to Orlando because this is the biggest auction in the world. I've found here everything I need: any equipment, any truck, any trailer. It's easier for us to send to the port and the port to Costa Rica." - Ronald Vargas – Kato Rentals (Costa Rica)

"There's equipment here that we don't really … we never get to see at home. There's something for everybody." - Donnie Etmaskie – Etmanskie Lumber (Ontario, Canada)

"Orlando, you meet people from all over the world. You see people from all over the country that is in this business: construction, rentals, buying and selling and you get to mingle. You get a really good feeling of the market and my business, which is construction and heavy equipment. Orlando for us is a must." - Miguel Angel Lerma – Machinery Trade-off (McAllen, TX)

Experience Orlando on social media

Ritchie Bros. auctioneers

We were very active on social media in Orlando. We blasted out photos and videos – including Facebook Live broadcasts – every day. Check out our social channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and let us know what you think.

Five big ticket sellers in Orlando

Equipment in the yard at Ritchie Bros. Orlando site

  1. Unused 2015 Volvo A40G 6x6 Golden Hauler articulated dump truck – $US550,000
  2. 2015 Link-Belt RTC80150 Series II 150 ton 6x6x6 rough terrain crane – US$950,000
  3. 2011 Grove RT880E 80 Ton 4x4x4 rough terrain crane – US$465,000
  4. 2017 Link-Belt 360X2 RT mobile factory demo material handler – US$345,000
  5. 2011 Caterpillar 349EL hydraulic excavator - US$262,500

Curious about more prices in Orlando and the market rate for equipment? You can get prices for all the equipment sold in Orlando and other auctions by signing up for a free account.

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Related articles:

Orlando Day Five: trucks roll through the finish line
Orlando Day Four: digging into excavators and more.
Orlando Day Three: cranes and yellow iron take the spotlight
Orlando Day Two: The gears are turning
Orlando Day One: The parade of equipment begins.

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