Established in 1958, Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. is one of the largest auctioneers of heavy equipment worldwide. The firm has a strong global presence, operating from more than 15 countries and over 40 permanent locations. In addition to on-site auctions, Ritchie Bros. provide 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.
In an online auction on the 2nd and 3rd of June, Ritchie Bros. will sell a huge offering of truck tractors, hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, boom trucks, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks and other equipment. The assets come from the professionally maintained fleets of Penske and Walmart and from Aveda, Contractors Equipment Rental, ProFrac and Sunstate Equipment Company. The sale features over 5,000 items including:
Unused 2020 Bomag BW177D-5 vibratory roller; 2020 Peterbilt 389 sleeper truck tractor; 2020 Freightliner Coronado 132 truck tractor; 2019 Peterbilt 389 day cab truck tractor; 2019 Kenworth W900 sleeper truck tractor; 2018 John Deere 250GLC hydraulic excavator; 2017 Caterpillar 316FL hydraulic excavator; 2017 Volvo EC140E hydraulic excavator; 2017 Caterpillar D3K2 LGP crawler tractor; 2016 Komatsu D61EXI-24 crawler tractor; 2016 Freightliner boom truck; 2015 Peterbilt 367 T/A w/National 1300A 30 ton boom truck; 2018 John Deere 844K Series III wheel loader; 2017 Volvo L250H wheel loader; 2015 Caterpillar 725C articulated dump truck and much, much more.