800+ Sellers Participate in Ritchie Bros.' May Rocky Mountain Event

800+ Sellers Participate in Ritchie Bros.' May Rocky Mountain Event

Ritchie Bros.' regional auctions keep rolling, with 800+ companies selling in the May Rocky Mountain event. More than 4,850 equipment items and trucks were sold in the May 26 – 27 auction for US$54+ million, matching the record-breaking US$54 million Rocky Mountain auction held in March 2021.

"Consignors are taking advantage of the strong market pricing Ritchie Bros. is achieving in 2021," said Matt Johnson, director, US West, Ritchie Bros. "After our massive March Rocky Mountain sale, we saw a wave of consignments. Through two Rocky Mountain events in 2021 we've sold more than 9,000 items for US$108+ million, attracting 1.8 million online pageviews. Our hybrid onsite-online regional auctions provide access to unbelievable selection for buyers, while getting sellers more eyes on their equipment to drive higher price realization."

Equipment for the Rocky Mountain regional auction was stored at Ritchie Bros. locations in Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; and Williston, ND. Highlights included 240+ truck tractors, 95+ excavators, 80+ loaders, 70+ skid steers, 60+ aerial work platforms, and 30+ crawler tractors. All items were sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.

Approximately 88% of the equipment in the auction was sold to U.S. buyers, including 16% sold to buyers in Colorado, 9% to buyers in Utah, and 5% to buyers in North Dakota. The remaining 12% of the equipment was sold to international buyers from as far away as Peru, Egypt, and the Netherlands.

Five Big Sellers:

  • 2012 Caterpillar D8T crawler tractor – US$315,000
  • 2020 Caterpillar 330 hydraulic excavator – US$287,500
  • 2014 Kenworth T800 tri-drive hydro vac truck – US$257,500
  • 2018 Caterpillar 938M wheel loader – US$180,000
  • 2019 Kenworth T370 S/A mechanics truck – US$160,000


  • Gross Transaction Value (GTV): US$54+ million
  • Total Registered Bidders: 11,600+
  • Total Number of Lots: 4,850+
  • Total Number of Consignors: 800+

Ritchie Bros. will sell more than 50,000 equipment items and trucks in its upcoming auctions, including a Phoenix, AZ auction on June 4; Timed Auction events in Sacramento (June 9) and Las Vegas (June 11); and a two-day Houston auction on June 15 – 16. The company also has weekly featured online auctions at IronPlanet.com and a daily reserved option with Marketplace-E.


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