First time in the world more than 60 D11 crawler tractors are sold in a
Big opportunity for mining industry: selection of equipment for the
September 26 and 27, 2012 public auction includes 85+ crawler tractors,
55+ rock trucks, 40+ wheel loaders, 40+ underground mining equipment
items and more!
RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
(NYSE: RBA) (TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will
conduct a massive mining and earthmoving equipment auction on September 27, 2012 during the Company's two-day Grand
Opening auction (September 26 & 27) at its new permanent auction site
in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. More than 1,700 heavy equipment
items are currently featured in this week's Raleigh-Durham Grand
Opening auction, including more than 300 pieces of mining and earthmoving equipment being sold on Day Two (September 27). Mining and earthmoving equipment
highlights include: more than 60 Caterpillar D11 crawler tractors, more
than 45 Caterpillar 777 rock trucks, more than 40 wheel loaders, more
than 40 underground mining equipment items and more—selections so large
that they're rarely seen in the heavy equipment industry in a single
sale. Every item will be sold to the highest bidder with no minimum
bids or reserve prices.
"We have an unprecedented number of D11s featured in this week's grand
opening auction. In fact, this is more D11s than we've sold in the past
four years of unreserved industrial auctions combined," said John
Fairley, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "There is
still plenty of time to register for this massive auction. You can even
register to bid online and in real time from your location. We are very
excited to be holding the grand opening of our new facilities here in
Raleigh-Durham with this huge equipment auction. And, as with all of
our auctions, each item will sell to the highest bidder, regardless of
price—with no minimum bids or reserve prices."
Day One of the auction (September 26) features a large selection of
heavy construction, agricultural, lifting and transportation equipment.
On the morning of Day One, Company officials will be joined by local
dignitaries who will cut the official Grand Opening ribbon during a
mid-morning ceremony in the main auction theater. The new 110±-acre
site, with 45 acres currently developed, is conveniently located along
I-85 at exit 189—approximately 30 minutes north of Raleigh-Durham
International Airport. The main auction building is made up of a
registration area, a 505-seat main auction theater and a 280-seat
Virtual Ramp theater.
Day Two of the auction (September 27), which is set to take place one
day after the completion of MINExpo International 2012 in Las Vegas,
features the largest selection of Caterpillar D11s ever sold in one
place. In addition to the huge fleet of earthmovers, the auction also
features a large selection of underground mining equipment, including
shuttle cars, underground load centers, scoop trams, rock dusters and
more. Bidders can register and bid in one of four ways: live and in
person at the Company's Raleigh-Durham, NC auction site; via simulcast
and in person at the Company's Las Vegas, NV auction site; online in
real time at www.rbauction.com; or by proxy.
More than 60 D11s in a single sale is a rare find
Companies looking for brand new equipment may have to face a wait time
before acquiring a machine to put to work. For those who are in the
market for a brand new D11, the queue is long due to demand for mining
equipment in various regions around the world. This week's auction
features a huge selection of well-maintained equipment that can be
ready to put to work the following day after the auction.
"This is the largest selection of D11s ever found at any sale, public or
private, anywhere in the world. If you belong to the heavy equipment
industry, you'll want to be here. And if you belong to the mining
industry, you need to be here to be part of a historic sale," added Mr.
General auction details — Raleigh-Durham, NC (September 26 & 27, 2012):
The auction is open to the public; registration to bid is free; a
refundable bid deposit may be required
How to register and bid:
In person at the Ritchie Bros. Raleigh-Durham, NC auction site (800
Business Park Dr., Butner, NC 27509).
Mining equipment will be sold on Day 2 of a two-day auction (Sep. 26 &
Site phone: +1.704.873.6633
In person at the Ritchie Bros. Las Vegas, NV auction site (10500 Clark
Petersen Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89165).
Take part in a live auction simulcast on Sept. 27 — one day after the
completion of MINExpo International 2012.
Site phone: +1.702.644.2468
Online at rbauction.com
Create a free account and register to bid online and in real time.
Call the Raleigh-Durham, NC auction site to place your proxy bid over
Equipment is located and available to inspect at various mine sites in
Kentucky and West Virginia
Phone +1.704.873.6633 to make an inspection appointment. For more
information about this auction, go to www.rbauction.com/bigiron.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is
the world's largest industrial auctioneer, selling more equipment to
on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world. Ritchie
Bros. offers services that enable the world's builders to easily and
confidently exchange equipment. The Company conducts hundreds of
unreserved public auctions each year, selling a broad range of used and unused equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction, transportation,
agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry, petroleum and marine
industries. Ritchie Bros. has over 110 locations in more than 25
countries, including 44 auction sites worldwide. The Company maintains
a web site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors an equipment wiki at www.RitchieWiki.com.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be taking place on Day One of the
auction (September 26, 2012) in the main auction theater at
approximately 10:30 a.m. Photo opportunity available during the
Photos and other media resources are available for use at http://www.rbauction.com/media. Members of the public and the media can follow Ritchie Bros. on
SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Raleigh-Durham auction site contacts:
Corporate Communications Specialist
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Regional Sales Manager
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Raleigh-Durham site phone: +1.704.873.6633
Las Vegas auction site contact:
Manager, Corporate Communications and Events
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers