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Ritchie Bros. sets new record at Edmonton auction


EDMONTON, Alta. — Ritchie Bros. set a new Canadian record at its Edmonton auction this month, selling nearly 6,700 pieces of equipment for more than $109 million.

The auction was held Oct. 28-30 and featured many trucks.

“With companies turning over or upgrading their fleets for the winter season, our October auction is traditionally our second largest sale of the year,” said Jim Rotlisberger, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “This year we’re on track to sell more equipment in Edmonton than ever before. We’ve sold more than 28,200 equipment items and trucks in five auctions and we still have one more sale in December. With our final Edmonton sale only six weeks away we are already accepting consignments.”

More than $70 million of equipment and trucks was bought by Alberta buyers, however people from 54 countries participated.

Trucking company AC Dow Trucking, a fluid transportation company out of Lloydminster, sold its fleet as it is shutting down after 36 years in business.

“I’ve purchased items at Ritchie Bros. over the past 15 years, but this was the first time I’ve ever sold with them and I’m pleased with the results,” said Barry Dow, president of AC Dow Trucking. “There was a large crowd at the auction this week and bidders were very active, especially on the trucks. Ritchie Bros. does a great job of advertising and their team always provides excellent service.”

 


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