Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than CDN $53 million (more than U.S. $54 million) in heavy equipment during a two-day unreserved public auction at Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton, Alberta, Canada site, Sept. 5 and 6. Almost 5,000 registered bidders competed for 4,600 items and trucks, including more than 75 hydraulic excavators and a selection of late-model rough terrain cranes.
Almost 5,000 people from 37 countries, including all Canadian provinces and two territories, registered to bid in person or online. More than 2,500 bidders registered to bid in real time online.
“This is our fourth auction in Edmonton this year and bidders continue to register in the thousands, prices remain strong and we continue to cultivate a competitive bidding environment for both our buyers and sellers,” said Jim Rotlisberger, regional sales manager for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “We had strong prices across all equipment categories.” Ritchie Bros. has two more auctions scheduled for Edmonton this year.
Ritchie Bros. will hold an auction in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday Sept. 17.