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Over 10,000 items sold at Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction

October 31, 2022  By  Don Horne

October 25-28 online event attracts more than 16,500 bidders from over 40 countries

With its fifth Edmonton, Alta., auction of the year, Ritchie Bros. attracted more than 16,500 bidders to compete for 10,000+ items, generating almost $100 million in gross transaction value.

Approximately 92 per cent of the equipment in the Oct. 25-28 auction was sold to Canadians, including 61 per cent purchased by Albertans. The remaining eight per cent was purchased by international buyers from as far away as Egypt, Poland, and Vietnam.

“We continue to drive strong global demand for equipment and trucks, resulting in a lot of happy consignors,” said Jacen Cowick, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. “Today we offer customers more options and flexibility than ever before. Thanks to our innovative online platform, we were able to efficiently sell 3,500+ offsite items right alongside the 7,000+ items on display in our Edmonton yard. Thanks to technology and our hardworking teams, it’s easier than ever to sell equipment from anywhere, which is a huge benefit for our customers.”

Equipment highlights in the October Edmonton auction included over 140 truck tractors, more than 85 excavators, over 60 skid steers, 60-plus dozers, over 25 pipelayers, forestry equipment, and more. A


ll items were sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.

Here is a breakdown of the five big sellers:

  • 2021 John Deere 903M feller buncher – $540,000
  • 2017 John Deere 290GLC long reach hydraulic excavator – $375,000
  • 2008 Caterpillar 583T pipelayer – $370,000
  • 2018 Western Star 4700 6×4 hydro vac truck – $335,000
  • 2023 Western Star 49X 8×6 sleeper cab & chassis – $315,000

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