Ritchie Bros. sells US$27+ million of equipment at its largest Tipton auction ever

Ritchie Bros. sells US$27+ million of equipment at its largest Tipton auction ever

TIPTON, CA — On Feb. 14, Ritchie Bros. conducted its largest Tipton, CA auction ever, selling more than 2,600 equipment items and trucks for US$27+ million.

A record 5,850+ people from 43 countries registered to bid in the unreserved public auction, including 4,350+ people registering to bid online. U.S. buyers purchased approximately 95 percent of the equipment, with the top three state buyers being California, Texas, and Ohio, while international buyers from such countries as Thailand, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom purchased five percent of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 53 percent of the assets.

“We had an excellent selection of equipment and a record number of bidders, resulting in our largest sale ever in Tipton,” said Chad Apland, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. “Having our sale directly after World Ag Expo offers great value for both buyers and sellers. At the same time, for those unable to attend our event in person, our online bidding and mobile app provide the ultimate convenience, as witnessed by more than half the equipment selling online.”

Mr. Apland added, “We have the greatest customers in the world, both consignors and buyers. I’d like to thank them for continuing to put their trust in us and helping us achieve this record-breaking auction.”

Sales highlights included:

  • Four 2013 COE L2E receivers w/ carts sold for a combined US$330,000
  • Two 2016 John Deere 9570RT track tractors sold for a combined US$295,000
  • A 2015 Case IH Steiger 620HD 4WD tractor sold for US$140,000
  • A 2011 Rears EDS309 tow-behind brush cutter sold for US$135,000
  • A 2016 John Deere 8345RT track tractor sold for US$112,500


  • Total gross transactional value – US$27+ million *New Tipton site record
  • Amount sold to online bidders – US$14+ million (53 percent) *New Tipton site record
  • Total registered bidders (in person and online) – 5,850+ *New Tipton site record
  • Registered online bidders – 4,350+ *New Tipton site record
  • Total lots sold – 2,600+ *New Tipton site record
  • Number of sellers – 460+

Ritchie Bros. currently has more than 70,000 equipment items, trucks, and other assets listed for sale through its various marketplaces, including 13,500+ items selling in the company’s premier global auction this week in Orlando, FL. The company’s next onsite auction in Tipton will be held in May 2020. For a complete list of upcoming auctions and equipment available, visit rbauction.com and ironplanet.com.

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