Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers last week announced it is selling mining and heavy construction equipment and trucks, including a fleet of late-model rock trucks, in an upcoming two-day, multi-million dollar, unreserved public auction at the company’s brand new permanent auction site in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Nov. 24-25, starting at 8 a.m. each day.
“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to market such a diverse range of equipment at our grand opening auction,” said Brian Podruzny, regional manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “We have a great selection of mining equipment, including a fleet of Cat 777D rock trucks, and a large package of oilfield transportation equipment we’ll be selling. We’re extremely pleased to showcase these rock trucks at our new auction facility.”
More than 650 equipment items and trucks from various owners including Prairie Boys Oilfield Services, Dechant Construction Ltd., Finning (Canada) and Ledcor Group will be sold unreserved to the highest bidders on auction day, with no minimum bids or reserve prices.
A major highlight of the auction is the sale of 24 rock trucks including 15 late-model, low-hour Cat 777D rock trucks. This will be the largest grouping of Cat 777D rock trucks ever sold by the company in an unreserved auction within North America. Other rock trucks for sale include Cat 773B and Cat 773D rock trucks and two 2002 Komatsu HD785-5 rock trucks.
Other equipment items being sold in the auction include a Hitachi EX1800 hydraulic front shovel, nearly 35 crawler tractors, nearly 30 hydraulic excavators, 25 winch tractors, nearly 15 bed trucks, 10 wheel loaders, 10 articulated dump trucks, motor scrapers, motor graders and several crawler drills.
Since acquiring its first permanent auction site in Grande Prairie in 2002, Ritchie Bros. has conducted 50 auctions there. The company’s new 59+/- acre auction site, complete with refurbishing facilities and an auction theatre with an 800-person seating capacity, will replace the former 31+/- acre auction site. The new auction site features a 900-vehicle parking lot.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is the world’s largest industrial auctioneer. It has more than 110 locations in more than 25 countries, including 39 auction sites worldwide. Ritchie Bros. sells, through unreserved public auctions, a broad range of used and unused industrial assets, including equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction, transportation, agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry, petroleum and marine industries.
For more information, visit www.rbauction.com.