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Over 5,000 Equipment Items, Trucks Roll Into AB Auction

EDMONTON, AB — They’re calling it the biggest Canadian auction of 2014. They’re selling everything from a horse ranch to helicopters, aircraft engines and trucks as far as the eye can see!

"We have a great selection of equipment for every industry, from construction to mining, transportation to agriculture and everything in between,” says Jim Rotlisberger, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

Industrial auctioneers Ritchie Bros. are bringing over 5,350 equipment items and trucks to their permanent auction site in Edmonton, AB on April 23 to 25.

"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," Rotlisberger said.

“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,” he added.

What will you be able to find there?

Over 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.

Bids can be made in the auction in person at the auction site, live and online at and by proxy.

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 6x6 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.

“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," Rotlisberger said.

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 McMurray, 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."

And they’re still taking in new equipment. Interested sellers can contact the auction site at +1.780.955.2486.

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