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IronPlanet hosting Big May auction on May 24

May 16, 2018  By Ritchie Bros.

May 16, 2018 – Following up on its successful IronPlanet “Big Spring” event in March, Ritchie Bros. is set to host another special IronPlanet online event on May 24, selling 2,100-plus items from sellers across North America.

Equipment highlights in the May 24 auction include at least 215 truck tractors, 135 excavators, 65 compactors, 45 skid steers, 30 dozers, 25 backhoes, 20 cranes, 20 motor graders, 85 aerial work platforms, 35 dump trucks, 35 mixer trucks, 20 telehandlers, 35 flatbed trucks, 30 service/utility trucks, 20 asphalt pavers, 10 agricultural tractors, 60 pickup trucks, and more.

“We have a real nice selection of items in our Big May auction covering multiple industries—from construction to transportation, agriculture and more,” said Jeff Jeter, president of U.S. sales for Ritchie Bros. “Items are now available for viewing at, with full inspection reports. Priority bids can be made right away and the auction will start next Thursday.”

Items will be sold for dozens of owners, including five 2007 Volvo A35D articulated dump trucks for Iowa-based contractor Western Contracting Corporation.


“All our trucks are ready to go to work for a new company—it’s surplus gear no longer being used in our core operation,” said Neal Everist, owner of Western Contracting. “We’ve sold through IronPlanet a number of times and keep coming back because of the excellent customer service and the ease of selling without transporting the equipment to another location first.”

Specific May 24 auction highlights:
•A 2009 Manitowoc 1400 Series 1 & 2 lattice-boom crawler crane
•A 2010 Grove RT890E rough terrain crane
•Four 2014 Case IH 580 Quadtrac tractors
•Two 2017 Caterpillar 349FL excavators
•A 2015 Caterpillar 140M3 motor grader
•A 2016 Caterpillar D8T dozer
•Two Caterpillar D6T dozers (one is an LGP model)
•A 2017 Mack CXU613 T/A sleeper truck tractor

For a complete list of equipment, visit

More than 1,000 items selling this Thursday on
IronPlanet will also conduct its regular Thursday auction this week (May 17), selling more than 1,000 equipment items and trucks in one day. Equipment highlights include at least 80 truck tractors, 50 excavators, as well as dozers, compactors, agricultural tractors, pickup trucks, and more. Visit for a complete list of equipment. 

About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company’s selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, an online marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The company also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet,Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat® auctions, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. FinancialServices. For more information about the unprecedented choice provided by Ritchie Bros., visit

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