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Ritchie Bros. to Host Huge Auction with 4,700+ Items

June 18, 2019 - Ritchie Bros. will host one of the largest pipeline construction equipment auctions ever, selling more than 4,700 items over two days at its site in Columbus, Ohio. Every single item in the auction will be sold without reserve.

More than 300 companies will be selling assets in the June 27 – 28 auction, including a complete dispersal for Welded Construction L.P., a pipeline construction company that recently closed after 50 years in the business. Other consignors include Energy Transportation LLC from West Virginia, Michels Corporation from Wisconsin, Contractors Rental Corporation from Michigan, and more.

Equipment highlights include 185+ truck tractors and six tri-axle lowboys, as well as loaders, lifts, cranes, and more. 

"We don't get to hold events like this very often," said Tim Keane, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. "Interested bidders can inspect the items online at and/or come visit our site in Columbus and check it all out for themselves. With this selection, it's definitely something you won't want to miss."

Some of the equipment highlights include:

  • Six 2017 Trail King TK110HDG 55-ton tri-axle lowboys
  • 26 Freightliner PX125064ST truck tractors
  • 16 Caterpillar D8T dozers
  •  Eight 2013 John Deere 470G LC hydraulic excavators

For more information about Ritchie Bros.' June auction, including an up-to-date equipment list, visit


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