Multi-million dollar auction features more than 1,400 equipment items
and trucks from more than 220 sellers-including 70+ truck tractors and
45 trailers from Walmart's professionally-maintained fleet
CHICAGO, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX:
RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will sell more than
1,400 equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction in
Chicago, Illinois on May 30, 2013. Equipment highlights in the auction
include 70+ truck tractors and 45 trailers from Walmart—every item in
the auction will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of
price—without minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids in the auction can
be made in person at the auction site, online in real-time at www.rbauction.com or by placing proxy bids.
"We're proud to offer a large selection of Walmart trucks and trailers
among the more than 1,400 items featured in the upcoming Chicago
Ritchie Bros. auction," said Ben Arbeiter, Regional Sales Manager,
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "Highlights of the trucks include: 32
International Prostar truck tractors, 16 Freightliner Cascadia truck
tractors, 11 International 9400I truck tractors, nine Freightliner
Columbia truck tractors and more—all trucks are equipped with Auxiliary
Power Units (APU) for fuel efficiency and driver comfort. The entire
Walmart fleet has been maintained by certified technicians as part of a
very proactive and responsive program to keep the trucks ready for the
In all, more than 150 truck tractors will be sold in the auction as well
as a wide selection of late-model bulk fuel tank trailers. Other
equipment highlights in the Chicago auction include more than 10
hydraulic excavators, 15 wheel loaders, 15 dump trucks, 30 loader
backhoes, 45 pickup trucks and more.
Walmart has also consigned a selection of trucks and trailers to the
upcoming Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, MD on June 4, 2013.
Consignments are still being accepted for both the Chicago, IL and
North East, MD auctions—anyone interested in selling equipment and
trucks can contact: +1.815.941.6400 (Chicago site) or +1.410.287.4330
(North East, MD).
For more details about the Walmart trucks, visit www.rbauction.com/walmart.
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 44 auction sites worldwide.
SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Jose Vargas, Corporate Communications Specialist, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Mobile: +1.604.765.2909 or email CorpComm@rbauction.com
Ben Arbeiter, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Chicago auction site phone: +1.815.941.6400