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Ritchie Bros. to conduct six unreserved auctions in Eastern Canada in September

Monday, September 09, 2013

Ritchie Bros. to conduct six unreserved auctions in Eastern Canada in September

12:30 EDT Monday, September 09, 2013

Thousands of equipment items and trucks to be sold by unreserved public auction in St. Johns, NL; Toronto, ON; Oakville, ON; Truro, NS; Rapides-Des-Joachims, QC; and Montreal, QC

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest auctioneer, will conduct six unreserved public auctions in Eastern Canada in September. In total, more than 6,500 equipment items and trucks will be sold in the six auctions, located in St. Johns, NL (September 10); Toronto, ON (September 17 - 18); Oakville, ON (September 19); Truro, NS (September 20); Rapides-Des-Joachims, QC (September 23); and Montreal, QC (September 25 - 26). The Company will conduct another unreserved public auction in Eastern Canada in Ottawa, ON on October 17. Bids in all auctions can be placed in person at the auction sites, online in real time at rbauction.com or by proxy.

"With more than 6,500 equipment items and trucks already listed to be sold at our auctions in Eastern Canada in September, we will have something for every industry—from construction and transportation to agriculture and forestry," said Jake Lawson, Vice President, Sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "Right now is also a great time to buy because Ritchie Bros. Financial Services is running a no payment for 90 days promotion. From now until the end of 2013 you can finance your purchases at any Ritchie Bros. unreserved public auction in Canada, Australia and the USA with Ritchie Bros. Financial Services and enjoy 90 days with no payments, up to 100% financing with no money down, fast pre-approvals and easy, convenient cross-border financing."

Bidders interested in the no payments for 90 days promotion can apply today at www.rbauctionfinance.com.

Upcoming Ritchie Bros. auctions in Eastern Canada:
ST. JOHNS, NEWFOUNDLAND - On September 10, Ritchie Bros. will conduct its first unreserved public auction in St. Johns, NL in 29 years. The Company will sell more than 300 equipment items and trucks in the auction, including two 2012 Western Star 4800TS T/A T/A dump trucks and two John Deere 350D 6x6 articulated dump trucks, as well as a selection of hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, crawler tractors, loader backhoes and more.

TORONTO, ONTARIO - More than 2,000 equipment items and trucks will be sold at Ritchie Bros.' permanent auction site in Toronto, ON on September 17 - 18, 2013. Equipment highlights include a Link-Belt HTC8675 75-ton 8x4x4 hydraulic truck crane, four unused 2014 Western Star 4700SK T/A plow trucks, along with a great selection of late-model, low-hour John Deere construction equipment (two 2012 John Deere 290G LC hydraulic excavators and a 2012 John Deere 750K crawler tractor), plow trucks, cranes, truck tractors, wheel loaders, crawler tractors and more.

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO - On September 19, in Oakville, ON, Ritchie Bros. will conduct a complete dispersal for Oakville Rent-All & Sales Ltd. The unreserved auction includes more than 950 equipment items in the auction, including air compressors, welders, pumps, various concrete equipment, industrial tools and more.

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA - On September 20, Ritchie Bros. will sell more than 650 equipment items and trucks at its permanent auction site in Truro, NS. Equipment highlights include a 2008 Caterpillar 330DL hydraulic excavator, three Western Star WB123084ST Tri/A sleeper truck tractors, as well as a selection of other excavators, truck tractors, trailers and more.

RAPIDES-DES-JOACHIMS, QUEBEC - On September 23, Ritchie Bros. will sell a large selection of forestry and other industrial equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction in Rapides-Des-Joachims, QC. More than 450 equipment items will be sold in the auction, including feller bunchers, delimbers, log loaders, dump trucks, wheel loaders, excavators, crawler tractors, pickup trucks and more.

MONTREAL, QC - More than 2,050 equipment items and trucks will be sold at Ritchie Bros.' permanent auction site in Montreal, QC on September 25, 2013, including a large selection of equipment used in the snow removal industry. Equipment highlights include 11 Peterbilt 340 T/A plow trucks, four unused 2014 Western Star 4700SF T/A plow trucks, an unused 2012 Caterpillar 349E hydraulic excavator, an unused 2012 Caterpillar 336EL hydraulic excavator, a 2008 Caterpillar 980H wheel loader, as well as a great selection of motor graders, excavators, articulated dump trucks, agricultural tractors and more.

OTTAWA, ON - Consignments are now being accepted for the Ritchie Bros. unreserved public auction in Ottawa, ON on October 17, 2013. Early consignments already include two 2010 Hitachi ZX160LC-3 hydraulic excavators, along with a selection of other construction equipment, farm equipment and more. To sell your equipment and trucks in this auction, please contact +1.800.357.0659.

To sell your equipment and/or trucks in any of the above auctions please contact the auction sites directly: for St. Johns, NL & Truro, NS: +1.902.895.3700; for Toronto & Oakville, ON: +1.800.357.0659; for Montreal & Rapides-Des-Joachims, QC: +1.450.464.2888.

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 EquipmentOne TM 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. Ritchie Bros. is also the focus of a new television series called Selling Big, on the Cottage Life channel in Canada. Focusing on Ritchie Bros. customers, its employees and a whole lot of equipment, Selling Big tells the story of big machinery and big price tags. The show consists of 13 episodes and can be seen on the new Cottage Life channel on Wednesdays at 10 pm (Eastern & Pacific Time). For more information visit: www.CottageLife.com.


SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

For further information:

Ian Malinski, Corporate Communications Specialist, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.778.331.5432 or email: CorpComm@rbauction.com

Or

Jake Lawson, Vice President, Sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.905.951.4577

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