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B.C.-based auctioneer offers drone’s-eye view


March 15, 2016
By Matt Jones

Vancouver-based heavy equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. has posted a video on the company website taken from a drone swooping over its 200-acre auction site in Orlando, Fla.

The video, shot in advance of an auction that took place in February, shows aerial scenes of more that 10,000 items that were going on the block.

“Yellow, green, red and chrome as far as the eye can see—and it’s all available to the highest bidders,” said a news release from Ritchie Bros.

The drone also swoops up close to various pieces of equipment, such as a Grove GMK 4085 all-terrain hydraulic crane and a Krupp KMK-5110 mobile crane, as well as darting under the booms of a line of Caterpillar excavators.

Equipment for sale at the auction included more than 115 cranes and more than 115 mechanics trucks. Other major brands on sale included Volvo, John Deere, Komatsu, Terex, JLG, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, and International.


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