Large capacity cranes at Ritchie Bros. auction

By Euan Youdale09 June 2009

Ritchie Bros. will hold an unreserved public auction in Boston, US, on 10 June. It will include 16 large capacity cranes.

"This is the auction event of the year for the crane industry," said Stephen O'Duggan, territory manager at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

"We've been getting a lot of calls from interested buyers in England, Ireland, India, and across the United States. People are in need of this equipment because they still have jobs that use these machines."

In the line up is a range of 300 US ton (272 tonne) capacity cranes. These include a 2007 Link-Belt, sold new in 2008 for US$2.1 million, says the auctioneer, and two Manitowoc M250's, worth $2.3 million new.

According to O'Duggan, it is the first big grouping of large cranes on the market in the region in more than four years.

"Since our auction site is between the Boston and Providence ports, it will be easy for buyers to transport these large cranes overseas, if needed."

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