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Ritchie Bros. set for busy December with 35+ auctions in three weeks


Tens of thousands of items to sell via live auction, IronPlanet online events, and Marketplace-E

VANCOUVER, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - December is traditionally a busy month for Ritchie Bros., as companies across North America and around the world realign and reinvest in their fleets before year-end. This year is no different, with more than 35 auction events and tens of thousands of items to be sold in just three weeks.

Equipment highlights selling in December include 3,000+ truck tractors, 1,600+ excavators, 1,400+ compactors, 800+ loaders, 800+ skid steers, 400+ dozers, 300+ cranes, 200+ articulated dump trucks, 650+ agricultural tractors, 2,000+ aerial work platforms, 850+ dump trucks, 10,000+ military surplus items, and so much more.

"With dozens of live and online events scheduled across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well our Marketplace-E solution where quality equipment is listed and sold daily, we will certainly have something for everyone this December," said Ravi Saligram, CEO of Ritchie Bros.

"Later this week we will host our largest-ever GovPlanet military surplus 'blowout' event, with 10,000+ items from the U.S. Department of Defense selling in two days; next week we will have huge multi-day events in Dubai, France, Fort Worth, and Edmonton; and the final week before Christmas we will have our IronPlanet end of year sale, which is always a great event."

Event highlights:

  • More than 10,000+ items will be sold in GovPlanet's massive military surplus event on December 7 – 8, including Humvees, tactical vehicles, construction equipment, uniforms, field gear, industrial and commercial equipment and more. Items will be sold simultaneously via two live auctions in Las Vegas, NV & Atlanta, GA, and an online-only auction via 
  • Multi-day live auctions in Italy (Dec. 4 – 5); Toronto (Dec. 4 – 5); The Netherlands (Dec. 6 – 7); Saskatoon (Dec. 6 - 7); Dubai (Dec. 11 – 12); France (Dec. 11 – 12); Fort Worth (Dec. 11 – 12); Edmonton (Dec. 11 – 13); Los Angeles (Dec. 14 – 15); and Montreal (Dec. 17 – 18)
  • IronPlanet weekly featured auctions every Thursday, including the big end-of-year auction on Dec. 20


For a complete list of upcoming Ritchie Bros. events, visit &

About Ritchie Bros.:
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company's selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, an online marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The company also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet,Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat® auctions, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. FinancialServices. For more information about the unprecedented choice provided by Ritchie Bros., visit

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