Unreserved auction features equipment from two of the longest-running contractors in the U.S.
COLUMBUS, OH, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - After 85+ years in business, and three generations of the Oliver family, Oliver Pipe & Equipment Inc. has decided to call it quits. At the same time, Sheehan Pipeline, in business for 100+ years, will also be selling its entire fleet. Equipment from two of the longest running contractors in the United States will be selling at Ritchie Bros.' Columbus, OH auction on September 28 – 29, 2016.
This historic auction already features 175+ pipelayers—the most Ritchie Bros. has ever sold in a single auction—as well as 100+ dozers, 100 excavators, 150+ truck tractors, and more. The auction is open to the public and every item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.
"I never thought I'd live long enough to see a sale like this," said David Oliver, owner of Oliver Pipeline & Equipment Inc. "I've been blessed to be a part of this industry, but I'm ready to retire and move on to the next chapter of my life. Over the years we have been meticulous with our equipment—maintaining and replacing it as needed. This auction is a great opportunity for somebody who needs to purchase equipment. Whether they need it now or in the next year or two, this is the sale to buy."
The September Columbus auction already features more than 2,375+ items. Specific highlights include:
- 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
"This is a pretty unique event," said Terry Dolan, President, USA and Latin America, Ritchie Bros. "Not only is it our largest-ever pipeline event, it's also our largest-ever auction at our Columbus site. For anyone looking to purchase late-model pipeline equipment, heavy construction equipment and transportation assets: don't miss this auction!"
For a detailed list of all equipment in the auction, visit rbauction.com/Columbus.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's largest industrial auctioneer, and one of the world's largest sellers of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, mining, forestry and other industries. Ritchie Bros.TM asset management and disposition solutions include live unreserved public auctions with on-site and online bidding; EquipmentOneTM, an online auction marketplace; Mascus, a global online equipment listing service; private negotiated sales through Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty; and a range of ancillary services, including financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services. Ritchie Bros. has operations in 19 countries, including 44 auction sites worldwide. Learn more at rbauction.com, EquipmentOne.com, mascus.com, rbauction.com/privatetreaty and rbauction.com/financing.
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SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers