Numerical madness puts Orlando 2018 into perspective

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Crazy stats behind the world's biggest equipment auction – Orlando 2018.

Crazy stats behind the world's biggest equipment auction – Orlando 2018.

You know our Orlando 2018 auction is six days long. You may even know that there are over 12,500 pieces of equipment selling this week. But do you know that if all the cranes in the Orlando sale lifted at the same time, it could lift the equivalent of two Eiffel towers?

That's the kind of crazy statistic that puts Orlando into perspective. Here's a few others that might blow your mind.

  • If all the excavators in the auction were to dig at the same time we could remove three feet of material on an area the size of a football field.
  • If we lined up all the lots from end to end the line would be approximately 48 miles long.
  • To fill all the equipment with fuel, we would use approx. 375,000 gallons or 26 residential swimming pools.
  • Our employees will consume upwards of 4,000 cups of coffee during sale week!

Wheel loaders in Orlando 2018

Crane lifts high bid to $1.5 million dollars in virtual tent.

You can often expect cranes to dominate the highest price-tag category and Orlando was no exception. This year cranes were sold through our new virtual bidding tent located out in the yard near the cranes and excavators--it's air conditioned and contains free water.

The virtual tent also allows us to sell equipment not located in Orlando, including a 2006 Manitowoc 16000 440-ton self-erecting crawler crane that sold for US$1.5 million. We broadcast the sale live on Facebook.

The crane was located in Oklahoma City and featured IronClad Assurance. Many offsite items selling at Orlando offer IronClad, which helps increase buyer confidence as the equipment has been inspected by experts and received certification.

Cranes 1 in Orlando 2018

Cranes 2 in Orlando 2018

Keep it locked for videos, photos, and more.

Follow the hashtag #rbOrlando2018 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for photos and updates from the auction—and share any auction and equipment photos you take at the yard. Remember to tag #rbOrlando2018. Also, our Facebook page will be a hub of activity during the week of the auction. Tune in for daily updates, live video from the site, and more.

If you can't make it to our Orlando auction, but still want to bid, don't worry! You can bid online or by proxy. Phone the auction site to place a proxy bid: +1(863) 420-9919. Or register and bid online:

Register to bid online

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