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Better together: Kramer and Ritchie Bros. to conduct multiple auctions in Saskatchewan before end of 2016


Equipment, real estate and bison auctions to be held in November & December

SASKATOON, Nov. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - With Ritchie Bros.' acquisition of Kramer Auctions now complete, it's back to business as usual. The Kramer family is hard at work preparing for two upcoming real estate auctions and their season opener bison auction. Meanwhile, the Ritchie Bros. team in Saskatoon are busy lining up gear for their final equipment auction of the year on November 28. 

"Our decision to join Ritchie Bros. was not a decision we made lightly, but we firmly believe together we can serve customers better than ever," said Neil Kramer, President of Kramer Auctions. "My wife Monica and I, and our family will continue to be actively involved in Kramer Auctions—we aren't going anywhere. Only now we can leverage Ritchie Bros' leading technology and international reach to serve more regions and more customers than ever before."

On November 23 and December 1, Kramer Auctions will conduct two online timed auctions, selling farmland in Saskatchewan. The company will hold its regular bison auctions, starting on December 7. Kramer will continue to operate out of its North Battleford, SK auction site and has several on-the-farm auctions scheduled for next spring. For more information about all these auctions, visit Kramer Auctions will also be conducting a live charity auction for the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation on December 3—for more info visit

On November 28, Ritchie Bros. will conduct its final Saskatoon auction of the year, selling more than 1,600 equipment items and trucks. The auction includes several complete dispersals, for Steger Farms Ltd., Torch River Agricultural Corporation, Country Ventures, the estate of Mike Carr and the estate of Clinton Baraniski. Other companies selling equipment in the auction include: Rathgeber Farms, Traditional Contracting, Klark's Trenching, DRL Farms Ltd., BKH Farms Ltd., and Kindrat Farms Ltd.  

"With equipment from large and small farms, as well as construction contractors and more we will certainly have something for everyone," said Jordan Clarke, Sales Director, Ritchie Bros. "People can visit the site ahead of the auction to test and inspect equipment and then choose to bid in person at the site, online in real time at or by proxy. If you've never been to an auction before, we encourage you to come on down and check it out. This is a selection of agriculture equipment you will not find anywhere else"

Agriculture equipment highlights in the Saskatoon auction include 75+ headers, 45+ tractors, 45 combines, 35+ swathers, 35+ air drills, and much more. Construction and transportation equipment highlights include compactors, excavators, loaders, graders, drills, truck tractors, trailers and more.  

Specific equipment highlights in the Saskatoon auction include:

  • Five John Deere 4940 120-ft high clearance sprayers
  • Six John Deere S670 combines
  • Three John Deere S690 combines
  • Two MacDon M155 35-ft swathers
  • Three John Deere 1870 56-ft air drills
  • Three John Deere 9560R tractors (two 4WD models & one tracked model)
  • A 2011 Case IH 500 & 550 quadtrac tractor
  • A 2012 New Holland T9.505HD 4WD tractor
  • Four 2015 Kenworth T370 T/A dump trucks
  • A 2011 Ditch Witch JT3020 Mach 1 crawler directional drill

For a complete list of equipment, including detailed equipment info and high-res photos of items, visit

About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's largest industrial auctioneer, and one of the world's largest sellers of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, mining, forestry and other industries. Ritchie Bros.TM asset management and disposition solutions include live unreserved public auctions with on-site and online bidding; EquipmentOneTM, an online auction marketplace; Mascus, a global online equipment listing service; private negotiated sales through Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty; and a range of ancillary services, including financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services. Ritchie Bros. has operations in 19 countries, including 45 auction sites worldwide. Learn more at,,, and

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SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Ian Malinski, Corporate Communications Lead, 1.778.331.5432,
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