Ritchie Bros. to conduct fourth unreserved Toronto auction of 2009

    Wide selection of construction equipment and late model truck tractors to
    be sold with no minimums

    TORONTO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA),
the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will conduct another multi-million
dollar unreserved public auction at its permanent auction site in Toronto,
Ontario on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 starting at 8:00 a.m. (EST).
    The auction will mark the Company's fourth auction at its Toronto auction
site this year. More than 1,100 construction and transportation equipment
items and trucks from more than 180 owners will be sold to the highest bidders
on auction day with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Interested buyers can
bid in person, online in real time at www.rbauction.com or by proxy.
    "The auction is shaping up to be a huge one-day sale," said Brian
Dykstra, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "I think customers will
be very impressed with the overall selection of equipment we'll be selling and
more equipment is being delivered to the yard and added to the auction each
day. Buyers should have no problem finding what they need for a fair market
    A large selection of construction equipment will be sold on September 15,
including crawler loaders, crawler tractors, compaction equipment, cranes,
hydraulic excavators, aerial and lifting equipment, loader backhoes, skid
steer loaders and wheel loaders and late model dump trucks.
    More than 80 truck tractors and a wide variety of other transportation
items will also be sold to the highest bidders on auction day, including ten
2007 Western Star 4900SA truck tractors, three 2007 Freightliner CL120
Columbia truck tractors, two 2008 Volvo VNL730 truck tractors, a 2007 Kenworth
T600 truck tractor, an unused 2009 Loadstar 75/50 70-ton trailer and 32 late
model 53-foot ultra-plate van trailers.
    Equipment consignments are still being accepted; owners interested in
selling their equipment on September 15 can contact the Toronto auction site
in Bolton for further details. Phone +1.905.857.2422.
    Ritchie Bros. has over 60 unreserved industrial and agricultural auctions
on its upcoming auction calendar at www.rbauction.com, including an unreserved
agricultural auction at the Ritchie Bros. auction site in London, Ontario on
September 18, 2009, a complete dispersal auction in Cargill, Ontario on
September 22, 2009, and the Company's first auction ever held in Ottawa on
October 8, 2009.

    Auction details:
    -   Location: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' permanent auction site, 3
        Manchester Court, Bolton, ON
    -   Toronto auction site phone: +1.905.857.2422 or toll free
    -   Time and date: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 starting at 8:00 a.m. (EST)
    -   Open to the public; registration to bid is free
    -   Visit the auction site to register to bid in person; photo I.D. is
        required. First-time bidders from the U.S. and Canada must place a
        refundable CA$1,000 deposit when they register. Customers can inspect
        equipment during regular business hours leading up to the auction.
    -   Internet bidders must register online before auction day at
        www.rbauction.com; at least 2-3 business days is recommended for
        first-time internet bidders.
    -   Phone the auction site to place a proxy bid. Phone: +1.905.857.2422
        or toll free 1.800.357.0659
    -   Equipment details, including photos, are available on the Ritchie
        Bros. web site: www.rbauction.com

    Note: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is not affiliated with nor related to art
auction house Ritchies Auctioneers of Toronto.

    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. The Company has over 110
locations in more than 25 countries, including 39 auction sites worldwide.
Ritchie Bros. 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, agricultural, material handling,
mining, forestry, petroleum and marine industries. The Company maintains a web
site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors an equipment wiki at

For further information:

For further information: Vicki Cunningham, Corporate Communications
Specialist, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Cell: (604) 329-7663 or email
vcunningham@rbauction.com; Or Bryan Dykstra, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers, Toronto auction site tel: (905) 857-2422

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