Three big Ritchie Bros. auctions in the Midwest in September feature large selection of late-model, low mileage trucks

Upcoming unreserved auctions in Minneapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis feature more than 1,325 total equipment items, including 120+ trucks

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will sell hundreds of equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 19, 2014). The Company will also conduct two large unreserved public auctions in Kansas City (September 26) and St. Louis (September 30). All three auctions feature large selections of late-model, low mileage truck tractors, including Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo models. Additional auction highlights include crawler tractors, excavators, cranes and more. Bids can be made in person at the auction sites, online at www.rbauction.com and by proxy.

"In less than two weeks we will sell more than 120 truck tractors in these three auctions and most of them are late model with low mileage," said Kieran Holm, Vice President, Sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "The Minneapolis auction features 22 2012 Kenworth T800s, the Kansas City auction has 21 2012 Peterbilt 587s and St. Louis has 21 2005 Volvo VNLs. Every single item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. The auctions are open to the public and bidders can visit the sites ahead of time to inspect the trucks and other equipment."

Specific auction highlights:

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - On September 19, Ritchie Bros. will sell 525+ equipment items and trucks at its unreserved auction in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Equipment highlights include 45+ truck tractors, as well as excavators (incl. a Caterpillar 325CL and a Komatsu PC400LC), crawler tractors (incl. a Caterpillar D7H LGP), cranes (incl. a Liebherr LTM1140 165-ton 12x6x10 hydraulic truck crane), wheel loaders (incl. a 2008 Caterpillar 972H) and more. The auction will be held at Ritchie Bros.' permanent site located at 6000 Frontage Rd W, Medford, Minneapolis.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - The following week the Company will conduct an unreserved public auction in Kansas City, Missouri on September 26. The auction features a large selection of trucks, as well as crawler tractors (incl. a 2012 John Deere 850K and a 2008 John Deere 1050J), articulated dump trucks (incl. two 2011 John Deere 400D Series II 6x6), cranes (incl. a Link-Belt HTC855 55-ton 8x4x4 hydraulic truck crane), compactors (incl. a 2013 Caterpillar CP56 vibratory padfoot compactor) and more. The auction will be held at Ritchie Bros.' permanent site located at 1800 W. Old 40 Hwy, Odessa, Missouri.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - On September 30, Ritchie Bros. will sell another large selection of equipment items and trucks at an auction near St. Louis, Missouri. Equipment highlights include truck tractors, motor scrapers (incl. two Caterpillar 627G), crawler tractors (incl. a Caterpillar D10R, D9R and D8T), cranes (incl. a 2006 Grove GMK5165 165-ton 10x8x10 all terrain crane) and more. The auction will be held at Ritchie Bros.' permanent site located at 2436 Old Country Inn Dr., Caseyville, Illinois.

Consignments are still being accepted for all of these upcoming auctions; anyone interested in selling their equipment and/or trucks can contact: +1.507.774.5050 (for Minneapolis, Minnesota); +1.816.633.4096 (for Kansas City, Missouri); and +1.618.688.1625 (for St. Louis, Missouri).

For more information about all equipment items in the auctions, visit 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, 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:

José Vargas, Corporate Communications Lead, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.778.331.5439 | Email: CorpComm@rbauction.com

Or

Kieran Holm, Vice President, Sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
Chicago, IL auction site phone: 1.815.941.6400


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