Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction next week features 6,500+ equipment items and trucks

The massive September 10 - 12 auction will be filmed as part of the TV show "Selling Big", with the second season premiering tonight in Canada (September 3) on the Cottage Life channel at 10 p.m.

EDMONTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will sell more than 6,500 heavy equipment items and trucks at its permanent auction site in Edmonton, AB on September 10 - 12, 2014. The three-day unreserved auction will also be filmed as part of the second season of Selling Big, a documentary television series focusing on Ritchie Bros.' customers, its employees and a whole lot of equipment. Season two will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (Eastern & Pacific time) on the Cottage Life channel—the first episode of Season Two premieres tonight (September 3).

Equipment highlights in the September Edmonton auction include 125+ truck tractors, 100+ compactors, 75+ excavators, 50+ wheel loaders, 45+ crawler tractors and 25+ articulated dump trucks, as well as drilling rigs, cranes and more. Bids can be made in the auction in person, online at www.rbauction.com and by proxy.

"After record-breaking sales in April and June we are back with our largest-ever September auction in Edmonton," said Jim Rotlisberger, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "We originally planned for this auction to be two days, but equipment kept coming and the yard was getting fuller by the day, so we decided to grow it to three days. This is the most equipment we've ever sold in our September auction. As always, every single item in the auction will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. If you've never been to an auction before, or only ever seen us on Selling Big, we encourage you to come out and see it in person. It's going to be fun."

Equipment in the auction will be sold for 825+ sellers, including a large selection of transportation equipment as part of a complete dispersal for Doug's Tank Truck Service, a crude oil transport company based in Stettler, AB.

"We are selling our entire fleet, including tank trucks, water trucks, truck tractors and trailers—it's all ready for a new owner," said Mike Law, Secretary of Doug's Tank Truck Service. "Doug's Tank Truck Service has a long history, operating in Stettler, AB for more than 30 years. We purchased the company nine years ago from the original owner and have been transporting crude oil and water for the oil industry. After being in the industry for close to 40 years, my wife and I have decided to focus more on grain farming, which we have also been doing since the 1970s."

The auction will be held at Ritchie Bros. permanent Edmonton auction site (1500 Sparrow Drive, Nisku, AB) on Wednesday, September 10 to Friday, September 12; starting at 8 a.m. each day. Consignments are still being accepted. If you have equipment or trucks to sell please contact the auction site directly at +1.780.955.2486.

Selling Big's season two premieres tonight (September 3) at 10 p.m. E/P on Cottage Life
After a very successful first season on Cottage Life, the documentary television series Selling Big, produced by Mountain Road Productions in association with Blue Ant Media, is back for Season Two. Airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (Eastern & Pacific time) on the Cottage Life channel, the second season of the series features 13 30-minute episodes filmed at Ritchie Bros. auctions across Canada, including auctions in Edmonton, AB; Grande Prairie, AB; Westlock, AB; Beaumont, AB; Spruce View, AB; Sovereign, SK; Chilliwack, BC; Thunder Bay, ON and Truro, NS.

"The second season of Selling Big features equipment with more specific functions and unique uses," said Tim Alp, Executive Producer, Mountain Road Productions. "From massive six-wheel-drive trucks to huge high-tech tractors and 60-foot air drills, viewers get detailed information on what makes these pieces of equipment work through detailed 3D animation—giving them a whole new close-up look at the inner workings of these iron beasts. Additionally, this season we dive deeper into the world of agricultural auctions, taking a closer look into the personal stories of Canadian farmers who have put their lives into the soil to make a living."

For more information about Selling Big, including details about where you can see the show in your area, visit: www.CottageLife.com.

About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence, including live unreserved public auctions with on-site and online bidding (rbauction.com), the EquipmentOneTM secure online marketplace (EquipmentOne.com), a professional corporate asset management program, and a range of value-added services, including equipment financing for customers through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). Ritchie Bros. has operations in more than 25 countries, including 44 auction sites worldwide. Learn more at RitchieBros.com.

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SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

For further information:

Ian Malinski, Corporate Communications Lead, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.778.331.5432 | Email: CorpComm@rbauction.com

Or

Jim Rotlisberger, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.780.955.2486