Ritchie Bros., one of the premier used industrial and construction equipment auctioneers in the world, has been in the business since 1958. In those 60 years the company has never had an auction like the one they’re about to have in the next couple weeks.
On September 28 and 29th, 2016, Ritchie Bros’ largest ever equipment auction in Ohio and its largest ever pipelaying equipment auction in the country will be held at their Columbus, Ohio facility. There’s no need to worry if you don’t live near Ohio, the public auction is available both on-site and online through this link: rbauction.com/Columbus.
A large number of the vehicles being sold are coming from two companies that have been in the industry for over 85 years: Oliver Pipe & Equipment and Sheehan Pipeline. Both companies will be selling off their entire fleet at this auction and shutting their respective doors.
There are more than 3,300 items that will be up for auction, but Ritchie Bros has highlighted a few of the main attractions:
- 24 Caterpillar 583T crawler pipelayers
- 15 Caterpillar 572R crawler pipelayers
- 14 Caterpillar 594H crawler pipelayers
- Eight Caterpillar 594 crawler pipelayers
- Six Caterpillar 583K crawler pipelayers
- Two Caterpillar 587T crawler pipelayers
- 22 Caterpillar D8T crawler tractors
- 10 Caterpillar D7R crawler tractors
In addition to the highlights above, there are over 250 hydraulic excavators on the current auction list, as well as several dump trucks, wheel loaders, graders, backhoes, and skid steers. The auction is open to the public and all items will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. Bidding begins at 8am EST.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
200 Ritchie Dr, South Vienna, OH, United States 45369
Tel. (937) 568-9500
Columbus, Ohio Auction September 28-29 | Ritchie Bros.
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