The two-day Edmonton auction features more than 4,275 equipment items
EDMONTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX:
RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will conduct a two-day
heavy equipment and real estate auction in Edmonton, AB on September 4
- 5, 2013. The auction features more than 4,275 equipment items and
trucks, as well as a unique opportunity to purchase premium real estate
by unreserved auction—with every item in the auction, including real
estate, being sold with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Available
real estate includes four residential home sites on Kootenay Lake, near
Creston, BC; a country residential acreage also in Creston; and a
6.8±-acre sport fishing lodge in Sandspit, BC. Bids will be accepted at
the auction site, online in real-time at www.rbauction.com or by placing proxy bids in person or by phone.
"With more than 4,275 heavy equipment items and trucks already
consigned, and a great selection of premium real estate, this auction
will certainly have something for everyone," said Jim Rotlisberger,
Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "It's not every day
that a sport fishing lodge goes up for sale—let alone one being sold by
unreserved public auction where anyone can bid—this is a very unique
opportunity. In this auction we also have a great selection of cranes,
as well as earthmoving, forestry and transportation equipment."
Real estate highlights include:
- Sandspit Adventures sport fishing lodge in Sandspit, BC - Located steps from the Sandspit marina in the beautiful Queen Charlotte
Islands, this sport fishing lodge features spectacular ocean views and
includes 24 private guest rooms, a great room with adjoining patio,
dining room, kitchen & bar, as well as a shop/fish processing building
and two storage buildings.
- Four residential home sites (to be sold individually) in Twin Bays
Village, east side of Kootenay Lake, near Creston, BC - A lakeside development, Twin Bays Village is approximately 25 minutes
north of Creston, BC offering many recreational opportunities such as
golf, fishing and water sports.
- Country residential acreage with three dwellings located just north of
- Two residential homes and a residential building lot (to be sold
individually) located in Sandspit, BC
More information and photos of the real estate are available at www.rbrealestate.com.
Equipment highlights in the auction include: 145+ pickup trucks, 90+
truck tractors, 60+ excavators, 35+ crawler tractors, 30+ flatbed
trucks, 25+ wheel loaders, 15+ articulated dump trucks, 10+ motor
graders and much more.
Equipment in the auction will be sold for more than 575 sellers,
including forestry and earthmoving equipment for Bill Armstrong
Trucking Ltd., a Thorhild, AB-based company working in multiple
industries, including logging, gravel hauling and farming.
"My wife and I have been running the company for 43 years and have
decided to slow down and retire the logging side of our business," said
Bill Armstrong, owner of Bill Armstrong Trucking Ltd. "We've bought and
sold used equipment with Ritchie Bros. many times and I like to make
sure that every time I sell my equipment it is in a condition that I
would want to buy myself—it's well maintained and ready to go. Ritchie
Bros. has a global auction network and as a seller you can't match
their ability to reach beyond the local market."
Consignments are still being accepted for the Edmonton auction; anyone
interested in selling their equipment can contact the auction site at +1.780.955.2486. For more information on this or any other Ritchie Bros. auction, visit
Selling Big - Series Premieres September 4 on Cottage Life
The September 4 - 5, 2013 Edmonton, AB auction will be filmed as part of
a new television series called Selling Big, starring Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Focusing on Ritchie Bros.
customers, its employees and a whole lot of equipment, Selling Big tells the story of big machinery and big price tags. The show consists
of 13 episodes and premieres on the new Cottage Life channel on
Wednesday, September 4 at 10 pm (Eastern & Pacific Time). For more
information visit: www.CottageLife.com.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's
largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation,
agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and
other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell
equipment with confidence, including live unreserved public auctions
with on-site and online bidding (rbauction.com), the EquipmentOneTMsecure online marketplace (EquipmentOne.com), a professional corporate asset management program, and a range of
value-added services, including equipment financing for customers
through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). Ritchie Bros. has operations in more than 25 countries, including 44
auction sites worldwide. Learn more at RitchieBros.com.
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SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Jim Rotlisberger, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers