Ritchie Bros. readying for biggest Canadian auction of the year
Special energy industry focus on Day Four features drilling equipment
With the changing of seasons comes fleet changes for many Alberta contractors, making spring a big time for auctions in western Canada. And there's no bigger Canadian auction than Ritchie Bros.' annual, multi-day April event in Edmonton.
Traditionally, Ritchie Bros.' Edmonton April auction is its largest Canadian event of the year. This year's April 24 - 28 auction already has 8,200+ equipment listed to sell—with more items being added right up to the auction. Current highlights include 255+ excavators, 245+ compactors, 140 dozers, 130 dump trucks, 95+ articulated dump trucks, 85 loaders, 75+ boom trucks, 75 winch tractors, 20+ bed trucks, 205+ truck tractors, 950+ trailers, as well as a large selection of farmland and industrial real estate. As always, all items will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.
"There are a lot of contractors who want to be part of our big April event, as it draws a record crowd year after year," said Brian Glenn, Senior Vice President, Ritchie Bros. "This year we have a huge selection of equipment representing the multitude of sectors operating in western Canada, including a diverse selection of drilling-related equipment and are leveraging the expertise of our Kruse Energy Auctioneers brand for a special, dedicated energy event on Day Four of the auction."
Equipment in the auction is being sold for 950+ owners, including a complete dispersal for H&E Oilfield Services Ltd.
"We've been working with Ritchie Bros. since we started our company 40 years ago," said Larry Semen, President and Owner of H&E Oilfield Services. "The selection at their auctions is unmatched and they are great people to work with. We are selling more than 130 items in the April Edmonton sale—all of it well-maintained and ready for a new owner."
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