More than 4,200 agricultural items will be sold, including 455 tractors,
153 combines, 132 headers, 123 air drills, 117 swathers, plus 124
parcels of real estate and livestock
VANCOUVER, March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and
TSX: RBA), the world's largest auctioneer of farm, construction and
other equipment, will conduct more than 65 unreserved public
agricultural auctions in Canada. Five auctions feature equipment from
multiple sellers—Saskatoon, SK (March 19, 2013); Montreal, QC (March 20
& 21); Lethbridge, AB (March 28); Regina, SK (April 2) and Grande
Prairie, AB (April 10 & 11). Ritchie Bros. will also conduct more than
60 on-the-farm auctions from B.C. to Manitoba. Bids can be placed in
the unreserved public auctions on-site, online in real time at rbauction.com or by proxy.
"The spring auction season is an important time for our customers
working in the agriculture industry—they need quality equipment to put
to work immediately—and that's exactly what our auctions provide," said
Simon Wallan, Vice President, Sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "Our
customers know what equipment they need and because we conduct auctions
across Canada and around the world we have a huge selection of
agricultural equipment to choose from—and we're still accepting
consignments. All of our auctions are open to the public and every item
will sell on auction day to the highest bidder, regardless of
price—with no minimum bids or reserve prices."
Five large, unreserved public agricultural auctions:
Ritchie Bros.' SASKATOON, SK auction site (March 19) - More than 1,450 equipment items including 48
ag tractors, 14 combines, 11 headers and more.
Ritchie Bros.' MONTREAL, QC auction site (March 20 & 21) - More than 2,700 equipment items
including 27 ag tractors, as well as combines, headers and more.
LETHBRIDGE, AB (March 28) - More than 500 equipment items including 23 ag tractors, 21
combines, livestock equipment and more.
Ritchie Bros.' REGINA, SK auction site (April 2) - More than 450 equipment items including 28 ag
tractors, 11 combines, as well as headers, swathers and more.
Ritchie Bros.' GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB auction site (April 10 & 11) - More than 825 equipment items including
17 ag tractors, 12 balers, 10 headers and more.
More than sixty on-the-farm auction events from B.C. to Manitoba:
Starting March 23, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will take its full-service,
professional auctions from farm-to-farm all across Western and Central
Canada with more than 60 on-the-farm auctions. With each auction,
Ritchie Bros. will set up on an owner's farm and sell their
equipment—some of these auctions also include livestock and real estate
(farmland, recreational, residential and grazing lease).
One of these on-the-farm auctions takes place on Monday, April 8 in
Provost, AB, where Ritchie Bros. will conduct a complete farm dispersal
of late-model agricultural equipment for Brian and Donna Stempfle.
Highlights from the auction include a 2010 John Deere 9630 4WD tractor,
a 2010 Premier M150 35-ft swather, a 2008 John Deere 9870 STS combine
"By working with Ritchie Bros., I have a great opportunity to sell my
equipment and make the transition to semi-retirement," said Brian
Stempfle. "Through hard work, their professionalism and the
availability to bid at the auction in-person, as well as online,
Ritchie Bros. allows me to reach a global audience—and with the
unreserved auction policy, everyone knows they'll have a fair chance to
own the equipment they are hoping to buy."
For complete details on all upcoming Ritchie Bros. agricultural
auctions, including detailed equipment information and high-resolution
photos of equipment being sold, visit the Company's website at www.rbauction.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, agricultural, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. offers compelling solutions that
make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with
confidence. The Company conducts hundreds of unreserved public auctions
each year, selling more equipment to on-site and online bidders than
any other company in the world (rbauction.com). The Company also operates an online marketplace through Ritchie
Bros. EquipmentOne (EquipmentOne.com) and a range of value-added services, including equipment financing for
customers through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). The Company has over 110 locations in more than 25 countries,
including 45 auction sites worldwide.
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SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Ian Malinski, Corporate Communications Specialist, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.778.331.5432 or email CorpComm@rbauction.com
Simon Wallan, Vice President, Sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers