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Ritchie Bros. set for largest Canadian auction of 2014


April 8, 2014
By From Canada NewsWire

April 8, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will
conduct its largest Canadian auction of 2014 at its permanent auction site in
Edmonton, AB on April 23 – 25, 2014. More than 5,350 equipment items and trucks
are already listed for sale in the unreserved public auction—the most of any
Ritchie Bros. auction in Canada so far this year—with many more items expecting
to be added before auction day.

April 8, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will
conduct its largest Canadian auction of 2014 at its permanent auction site in
Edmonton, AB on April 23 – 25, 2014. More than 5,350 equipment items and trucks
are already listed for sale in the unreserved public auction—the most of any
Ritchie Bros. auction in Canada so far this year—with many more items expecting
to be added before auction day. General equipment highlights include: 170
compactors, 150+ excavators, 130+ crawler tractors, 80+ articulated dump
trucks, 60+ loaders, 60+ skid steer loaders, 45+ agricultural tractors, 75+
boom lifts, 35+ scissor lifts, 120+ truck tractors, 125+ recreational items and
much more.

  

"There are still two weeks to go and this is already
proving to be another massive April auction in Edmonton that will have
something for everyone," said Jim Rotlisberger, Regional Sales Manager,
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "We have a great selection of equipment for
every industry, from construction to mining, transportation to agriculture and
everything in between. We are also offering a once-in-lifetime opportunity to
purchase a custom-designed luxury home and equestrian facility located west of
Ponoka in Bluffton, AB, as well as a selection of agricultural real estate.
Every single item in the auction will be sold on auction day to the highest
bidder, without minimum bids or reserve prices. We encourage interested bidders
to review the upcoming inventory on our website as additional items are being
added daily."

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Specific equipment highlights in the Edmonton, AB auction
include:

  • Two 2012 Caterpillar D11T crawler tractors
  • Four Volvo A40F articulated dump trucks
  • Four Caterpillar 621G motor scrapers
  • A Caterpillar RM500 4x4x4 pulvimixer
  • A 2012 Caterpillar 980H MH wheel loader
  • Five Caterpillar 14M motor graders
  • A 2013 Komatsu PC490LC-10 hydraulic excavator
  • 14 2012 Terex TA400 Generation 9 6×6 articulated dump trucks
  • A 2013 Western Star 4900SA T/A tri-drive 50-ton boom truck
  • An unused 2013 Kenworth T800 T/A sleeper winch truck
  • A 2007 Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter
  • A Piper PA31-325 CR Navajo twin engine aircraft

So far, equipment in the auction will be sold for 650+ sellers,
including more than 60 pieces of heavy construction equipment for Lakeshore
Contracting Ltd., an oilfield construction company based in Fort MacMurray, AB.

 

"I've been doing this for 32 years, it's time to pack
it in and I decided 10 years ago that when I retire I would sell my equipment
with Ritchie Bros.," said Michael Cardinal, owner of Lakeshore Contracting
Ltd. "I constantly maintained all this equipment and made sure all repairs
were done regularly. I could try to sell it all myself piece by piece, but that
could take years–Ritchie Bros. can sell it all in a single auction. They have
great advertising and are always professional."

 

Equipment consignments are still being accepted for the
Edmonton April auction. Interested sellers are encouraged to contact the
auction site directly at 1-780-955-2486. For more details on this and all
Ritchie Bros. auction, including detailed equipment information and
high-resolution equipment photos, visit www.rbauction.com.