Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. was established in 1958 and is now one of the largest auctioneers of heavy equipment worldwide. The firm operates from more than 15 countries and over 40 permanent locations. In addition to on-site auctions, Ritchie Bros. provides online auctioneering services. This has been utilised to the full to continue equipment auctions during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In their first online only auction, the firm had more than 23,500 bidders registering from 58 countries. The auction from Ritchie Bros. Edmonton site saw the sale of over 10,700 items with a total gross transactional value in excess of CA$184M.
On the 30th of June Ritchie Bros will sell over 1,900 items from their site in Chehalis, Washington. The online only auction features equipment from the professionally-maintained fleets of Penske and Celadon, and assets from BPCI Earthworks which come to the market following retirement.
Items featured in the sale include: 2016 Peterbilt 389 sleeper truck tractor; 2016 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper truck tractor; 2016 International Prostar+ sleeper truck tractor; 2016 Volvo truck tractor; 2016 Ford F-550 XL flatbed truck; 2016 Freightliner M2 flatbed truck; Reefer trailers by Utility and Great Dane; 2016 John Deere 135G LC hydraulic excavator; 2016 Volvo ECR235EL hydraulic excavator; 2015 Komatsu PC210LC-10 hydraulic excavator; 2016 SDLG L948F wheel loader; 2015 John Deere 824K Series II wheel loader; 2013 JLG G1255A 12000 Lb 4x4x4 telescopic forklift; 2007 GEHL RS842 8000 Lb 4x4x4 telescopic forklift and much, much more.