Ritchie Bros. prepares for 3-day Edmonton auction

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Ritchie Bros.’ next Edmonton auction is expected to attract hundreds of heavy equipments sellers and thousands of buyers.

The auction takes place October 23 to 25.

“October is a major fleet realignment time for contractors, which makes it an ideal time for an auction,” said Trent Vandenberghe, regional sales manager for Ritchie Bros.

“We already have more than 5,300 equipment items and trucks listed to be sold for more than 700 owners in our October event. Contractors send us their equipment from all across Western Canada to take advantage of the massive crowds we attract, especially around this time of year.”

Equipment highlights in the auction includes more than 80 excavators, 70 plus skid steers, 60 dozers, 65 compactors, 40 loaders, 70 flatbed trucks, 30 dump trucks, 120 truck tractors and 30 agricultural tractors. All items will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.

The three-day auction features several complete dispersals, including more than 100 items being sold for A & R Reclamation Ltd. Based in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.  A & R Reclamation has been servicing the reclamation, remediation, civil and oilfield industries for the past 23 years.

“This is a complete dispersal. All the equipment I’m selling was working for us and regularly maintained by our full-time mechanics,” said Arnold Bowen, owner & CEO of A & R Reclamation. “One of the best things about Ritchie Bros. as a buyer — I’ve bought millions of dollars of equipment from them over the years — is that all of the equipment is right there for you to inspect and they can provide maintenance records, etc., which makes me confident when bidding.”

Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton auction highlights include:

  • 10 Caterpillar D6T LGP dozers
  • Six Caterpillar D7E dozers
  • Five Caterpillar 336EL hydraulic excavators
  • Three Volvo A40G 6×6 articulated dump trucks
  • Four John Deere S680 combines
  • Six Kenworth T800 tri-drive vac trucks (incl. five sleeper models)
  • Four Kenworth C500 T/A T/A bed trucks
  • Two 2011 Dragflow DRH400 submersible dredges
  • A 2015 Kenworth T900 tri-drive hot oiler pressure tank truck