Ritchie Bros. returns to Newfoundland

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Ritchie Bros. is returning to Newfoundland to auction off hundreds of construction equipment items used by local and national contractors.

The auction will also include more than 300 items for Valard Construction who recently completed the Labrador Island Transmission Link.

Equipment highlights in the June 20 auction in St. John’s —taking place at 2700 Trans Canada Hwy — include more than 45 excavators, 25 compactors, 15 articulated dump trucks, as well as loaders, dozers, trucks and trailers.

“We have a large number of big ticket items in this auction — late model gear ready to go to new homes,” said John Adams, eastern Canada sales manager, Ritchie Bros. “We only hold one or two auctions a year in Newfoundland, so we encourage interested bidders to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase the equipment they need for upcoming projects.”

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All the equipment being sold by Valard Construction in the St. John’s auction was used on the recently completed Labrador Island Transmission Link project. Instead of transporting equipment 6,000 km to Valard’s central yard in Alberta, the company decided it was best to turn to Ritchie Bros. to sell all of it in one day.

The 1,100 km Labrador Island Transmission Link is part of the Muskrat Falls project, which will generate more than 3,000 megawatts of power when it comes online. The project will be the second largest hydroelectric facility in Newfoundland.

“We are selling a wide variety of late-model equipment, coming off a major project with a maintenance program that is second to none,” said Adam Budzinski, President & CEO of Valard Group.

All items at the Newfoundland auction will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.

Newfoundland auction items include:

  • A 2015 John Deere 410E 6×6 articulated dump truck
  • A 2012 Volvo A30F 6×6 articulated dump truck
  • Seven John Deere 300D articulated dump trucks
  • Four 2015 Caterpillar 336FL hydraulic excavators
  • Five John Deere 290G LC hydraulic excavators
  • A 2015 Komatsu WA320-7 wheel loader
  • A Caterpillar D8T crawler tractor