Ritchie Bros. to sell more than 70 trucks for Walmart at unreserved public auction in Chicago, IL on May 30

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 road."

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, forestrymarine 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

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