Hundreds of equipment items and trucks to be sold at Ritchie Bros.' auction in Winnipeg, MB

Unreserved public auction on September 17th features 15 - 2012 Peterbilt 386 T/A truck tractors

WINNIPEG, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE: RBA) (TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will sell hundreds of equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction in Winnipeg, MB on September 17, 2012, starting at 9 a.m. Each item will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price—without minimum bids or reserve prices. Bidders can participate in the auction in-person, online in real time at or by proxy.

"We'll be bringing the equipment buying world to Winnipeg," said Jim Rotlisberger, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "Every year Ritchie Bros. conducts hundreds of equipment and truck auctions around the world attracting hundreds of thousands of bidders both on-site and online. This unreserved Winnipeg auction has a great selection of equipment from owners around the province of Manitoba and we expect to attract bidders from across the country and internationally. All of our auctions are open to the public—and we have something for nearly every equipment user—so we invite you to come on down, inspect the equipment, register for the auction and get ready to bid. It's going to be a lot of fun."

More than 350 equipment items and trucks are featured in the auction, including crawler tractors, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, truck tractors, aerial equipment and more—the equipment will be sold for dozens of owners, including more than 35 items for Hugh Munro Construction Ltd., a Winnipeg-based heavy construction contractor in business for more than 50 years.

"The Manitoba construction industry has been quite busy the last few years and local equipment owners like us are looking to upgrade their fleets so it's nice to have an auction right in our backyard," said Colleen Munro, President of Hugh Munro Construction. "Usually we have to travel to auctions across Canada and the United States so I hope to see more Ritchie Bros. auctions here in the future—we have been buying and selling with them for years and value their honesty and fairness."

Specific equipment highlights from the Winnipeg, MB auction include:

  • 15 - 2012 Peterbilt 386 T/A truck tractors
  • eight 2007 Peterbilt 387 sleeper T/A truck tractors
  • a 2010 Volvo L90F wheel loader
  • a 2009 Volvo G940 motor grader

Equipment will be available for inspection the day before the auction at the auction site, located at Red River Exhibition Park (3977 Portage Ave.). Consignments are still being accepted; anyone interested in selling their equipment can contact +1.204.589.2387.

Auction details:

  • Auction location: Red River Exhibition Park (3977 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3K 2E8)
  • Telephone: +1.204.589.2387
  • Time and date: Monday, September 17, 2012 (starting at 9 a.m. local time)
  • 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 auction site
    • Online at - register in advance and bid online in real time on auction day; a refundable bid deposit may be required; first-time online bidders should register several days in advance of the auction
    • By proxy - phone the auction site to place a proxy bid
  • Interested buyers can come to the auction site to inspect, test and compare items ahead of the auction

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 and sponsors an equipment wiki at

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SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

For further information:

Kim Schulz, Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: +1.604.788.5379


Jim Rotlisberger - Regional Sales Manager
Auction site phone: +1.204.589.2387


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