Ritchie Bros. returning to Chemainus to conduct large unreserved forestry equipment auction

    Auction features unused and late model Madill logging equipment

    CHEMAINUS, BC, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Next week, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will
return to Chemainus, B.C. to conduct another large forestry equipment auction
at the former Doman mill site (on September 22, 2008). The unreserved public
auction features more than 700 items, including a large selection of late
model and unused Madill logging equipment. Everything will be sold to the
highest bidders on September 22nd, regardless of price.
    The auction includes a major realignment for Ted Leroy Trucking Ltd. and
equipment from Hayes Forest Services and other owners. Among the highlights:
two unused 2008 Madill 2850C log loaders, an unused 2008 Madill 2250C tilt
feller buncher, two 2004 Madill HT2250B processors, four Madill 124 interlock
grapple yarders - and two De Havilland DHC2 Beaver float planes. The auction
also includes a wide variety of construction and transportation equipment.
    "We're selling an exceptional lineup of equipment on Monday - and it's
all going to the highest bidders on auction day, regardless of price," said
Jake Lawson, Ritchie Bros. Regional Manager. "The auction site is full of good
quality used forestry, transportation and construction equipment, as well as a
large selection of unused Madill logging gear. We're even selling three
airplanes. Register to bid in person or online - but don't miss this
opportunity to find the equipment you need at the price you're willing to

    Auction details:

    -  Location: 9401 Trans Canada Highway, Chemainus, B.C. (site phone:
    -  Time and date: 8:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2008
    -  Open to the public; registration to bid is free (photo I.D. is
    -  Equipment details (including photos) are available on the Ritchie
       Bros. web site (www.rbauction.com)
    -  Equipment can also be inspected and tested at the auction site
    -  Interested buyers can register to bid in person; over the internet
       using the Ritchie Bros. real-time bidding service, rbauctionBid-Live;
       or by proxy. Internet bidders must register at www.rbauction.com
       before auction day (at least 2-3 business days is recommended for
       first-time registrants).

    On April 22nd this year, Ritchie Bros. conducted a large forestry
equipment auction at the same site in Chemainus. That auction featured more
than 470 items, attracting more than 1,700 registered bidders - including
buyers from as far away as New Zealand.

    About Ritchie Bros.

    Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest auctioneer of
industrial equipment, operating through over 110 locations in more than 25
countries around the world. The Company sells, through unreserved public
auctions, a broad range of used and unused industrial assets, including
equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction,
transportation, material handling, mining, forestry, petroleum, marine, real
estate, and agricultural industries. The Company maintains a web site at

For further information:

For further information: Kim Schulz, Corporate Communications Manager,
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Head office, tel: (604) 273-7564 or 1-800-663-8457
or email: kschulz@rbauction.com; Or Jake Lawson, Regional Manager, Ritchie
Bros. Auctioneers, Chemainus auction site, tel: (250) 246-8760

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