Ritchie Bros. Thunder Bay, ON auction will be featured on the November 12 TV episode of Selling Big, a Canadian-produced documentary series featuring Ritchie Bros.
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE andTSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is currently featured in a Canadian-produced television documentary series called Selling Big. Focusing on Ritchie Bros.' customers, its employees and a whole lot of equipment, the second season of the series currently airs on Cottage Life. On Wednesday, November 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Cottage Life will be airing the first Selling Big episode to be filmed at an auction in Ontario. The episode is about Ritchie Bros.' return to Thunder Bay for the first time in seven years to conduct one of the largest Canadian off-site auctions in Company history.
"We conduct seven auctions each year in Ontario, mostly at our permanent site in Toronto and a couple each year in Ottawa, but our Ontario team has never worked with cameras over our shoulders. It was an interesting experience," said Scott Zeilstra, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "The Thunder Bay sale we conducted last June was one of our largest off-site auctions ever—massive rock trucks, almost brand-new truck tractors, forestry equipment and more. With Selling Big we are able to show the public all the work that goes into building an auction and the amazing stories of the people behind the equipment."
Selling Big is produced by Ottawa-based Mountain Road Productions in association with Blue Ant Media. Currently in its second season on Cottage Life, the 13-episode documentary series is filmed entirely at Ritchie Bros. auctions across Canada. The second season premiered on September 3, and airs every Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The final episode of season two will air on November 26.
"Last season we focused mainly on Ritchie Bros. auctions in Western Canada so we are excited to showcase auctions in Eastern Canada this year with auctions in Thunder Bay and Truro, Nova Scotia," said Tim Alp, Executive Producer and founder of Mountain Road Productions. "The second season also features equipment with more specific functions and unique uses. From massive six-wheel-drive trucks to huge high-tech tractors and 60-foot air drills, the series provides viewers with detailed information on what makes these pieces of equipment work through intricate 3D animation—giving a close-up look at the inner workings of these iron beasts."
Ritchie Bros.' next unreserved public auction in Ontario will be held in Toronto on December 8 – 9, 2014. The auction already features close to 1,400 equipment items and trucks. Equipment highlights so far include:
- A 2010 Terex T500 60-ton hydraulic truck crane
- A 2004 Grove GMK6220L 250-ton all terrain crane
- A 2008 Caterpillar D8T crawler tractor
- A 2011 John Deere 755D crawler loader
- A 2013 John Deere 624K wheel loader
- A 2013 Hitachi ZX245USLC-5N hydraulic excavator
- A Hitachi ZX460LCH demolition excavator
- Two John Deere 7215R MFWD tractors
- 15 2010 Mack CXU613 Pinnacle truck tractors
- 40+ skid steer loaders
- 200+ pieces of aerial lift equipment
If you have equipment and trucks that you would like to sell in the upcoming two-day Toronto auction contact the auction site directly at: +1.905.857.2422.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE andTSX: RBA) is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence, including live unreserved public auctions with on-site and online bidding (rbauction.com), the EquipmentOneTM secure online marketplace (EquipmentOne.com), a professional corporate asset management program, and a range of value-added services, including equipment financing for customers through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). Ritchie Bros. has operations in more than 25 countries, including 44 auction sites worldwide. Learn more at RitchieBros.com.
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SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information: Ian Malinski, Corporate Communications Lead, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Phone: +1.778.331.5432 | Email: [email protected]