Ritchie Bros. Attracts 17,000+ Online Bidders for CA$85 Million Edmonton, AB Auction

Last week Ritchie Bros. conducted a three-day auction at its Edmonton, AB site, selling 7,600+ equipment items and trucks for 950+ owners and generating CA$85+ million (US$69+ million) in gross transaction value.

The Oct. 26 to 28, 2021 auction attracted 17,700+ online bidders from 61 countries, with approximately 90 percent of the equipment purchased by Canadians, including 57 percent sold to Alberta buyers. The remaining 10 percent of the equipment was sold to international buyers from as far away as Australia, Belgium and New Zealand.

“We continue to exceed customer expectations with equipment and truck pricing in 2021,” said Andrew Lutic, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. “It’s not just one asset category either — as we’ve showcased in our monthly Market Trends Reports, pricing is strong across the board right now. Last week in Edmonton we sold an unused 2022 Kenworth T880 truck tractor for CA$232,500! We also saw an uptick in demand for oil and gas-specific assets, like boom trucks. It’s a seller’s market right now and I encourage interested consignors to contact us today to get their surplus equipment featured in one of our many upcoming online events.”

Five Big Sellers:

  • 2018 Kenworth T800 T/A tri-drive w/ Terex Crossover800 boom truck – CA$505,000 (US$407,838)
  • 2007 Caterpillar D8T crawler tractor – CA$315,000 (US$254,394)
  • 2008 Kobelco CK850 85-ton crawler crane – CA$285,000 (US$230,166)
  • 2017 Volvo P7110B asphalt paver – CA$275,000 (US$222,090)
  • 2018 Freightliner 122SD tri-drive sleeper truck tractor – CA$165,000 (US$133,254)

Auction Quick Facts: Edmonton, AB (October 2021)

  • Gross Transaction Value (GTV): CA$85+ million (US$69+ million)
  • Total Registered Bidders: 17,700+
  • Total Number of Lots: 7,600+
  • Total Number of Consignors: 950+

Ritchie Bros. will sell more than 40,000 equipment items and trucks in its upcoming events, including a giant crane auction in Decatur, AL on Nov. 3;  Houston, TX on Nov. 9 – 11; and Grande Prairie, AB on 22 – 24. The company also has weekly featured online auctions at IronPlanet.com and a daily reserved option with Marketplace-E.