Click here to close now.

Welcome!

News Feed Item

More than CA$40 million of equipment sold at Ritchie Bros. Grande Prairie, AB auction

Large selection of equipment attracts more than 5,000 bidders from 32 countries to two-day unreserved public auction in Grande Prairie, AB (April 9 - 10, 2014)

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold more than CA$40 million (US$37+ million) of equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction in Grande Prairie, AB on April 9 - 10, 2014. More than 2,350 trucks and equipment items were sold in the auction—with each and every item being sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price—without minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids in the auction were made in person at the auction site, online at www.rbauction.com and by proxy.

"It was a fantastic sale to kick-off the auction season in Grande Prairie and a great effort from our entire team," said Blair Gogowich, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "We had an excellent selection of equipment from some great homes. Pricing was strong across the board with outstanding results for our sellers. This sale featured a large selection of equipment that was job-ready and as a result, this is truly a win-win situation for buyers and sellers."

Bidders from outside Alberta purchased close to CA$11.5 million or 28 percent of total gross auction proceeds. More than 2,750 of the bidders taking part in the auction registered to bid online and purchased more than CA$18 million (US$16.5 million) or 44 percent of equipment available online.

Equipment highlights in the two-day Grande Prairie auction included:

  • 2013 Kenworth T800 5400 Gallon Tri Drive Water Truck that sold for CA$270,000 (US$246,900)
  • 2011 Kenworth T800B T/A Sleeper Winch Tractor that sold for CA$190,000 (US$173,800)
  • Two 2013 Peterbilt 367 T/A Vacuum Trucks that sold for CA$240,000 (US$219,540) each
  • Six 2013 John Deere 9560R 4WD Tractors that sold for between CA$265,000 - $347,500 (US$242,410 - $317,880) each
  • Four 2011 Caterpillar 730 6x6 Articulated Dump Trucks that sold for between CA$187,500 - $270,000 (US$171,516 -- $246,983) each
  • a 1998 D8R Series II Crawler Tractor that sold for CA$270,000 (US$246,900)
  • a 2013 Caterpillar 336DL Hydraulic Excavator that sold for CA$347,500 (US$317,754)
  • Seven parcels of commercial property (16.082+/- deeded acres) in Rainbow Lake, AB that sold for more than CA$1 million (US$914,671)

David "Duffy" Driedger, owner of Duffy Enterprises - a construction operation based in Rainbow Lake, AB, sold more than 250 trucks, trailers and equipment items as well as his real estate in a complete dispersal at the auction.

"I've been a buyer and seller at Ritchie Bros. auctions for more than 17 years," said Driedger. "There are mixed feelings today as now I'm out of the business. But the sale exceeded my expectations and now it's time to spend more time with my wife and boys and I'm looking forward to that."

With that being said, he also purchased 100 acres of land at the unreserved auction and plans to develop it.

"You can't get it out of your blood, just like that," he said. "I'll be at the next auction too, I'm sure."

AUCTION QUICK FACTS: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB - APRIL 9 & 10, 2014

  • Gross Auction Proceeds - CA$40+ million (US$37+ million)
  • Amount sold to online bidders - CA$18+ million (US$16.5 million) or 44 percent of total sales
  • Unique bidders (total) - 5,000+
  • Unique online bidders - 2,750+
  • Lots sold - 2,350+

The Ritchie Bros. auction calendar currently features 120+ unreserved public auctions around the world, including the Company's next Grande Prairie unreserved public auction, which is scheduled for June 25 - 26, 2014.

Visit rbauction.com for a complete list of upcoming auctions around the world.

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, 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.

ATTENTION MEDIA: Photos and other media resources are available for use at http://www.rbauction.com/media.
Members of the public and the media can follow Ritchie Bros. on Twitter @RitchieBros.


SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of...
"AgilData is the next generation of dbShards. It just adds a whole bunch more functionality to improve the developer experience," noted Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
"We provide a web application framework for building really sophisticated web applications that run on a browser without any installation need so we get used for biotech, defense, and banking applications," noted Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit (http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect t...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered “as a Service” these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It’s only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic “cloud” umbrella, it’s all too easy to get confused about what’s actually being offered. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kevin Hazard, Director of Digital Content for SoftL...
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world...