Photos: Exploring Ritchie Bros.' giant equipment auction

Ritchie Bros. fills 235 acres with 13,000 pieces of equipment that are all sold in six hectic days in Orlando. It might be the biggest auction in the world.

Some 13,000 pieces of equipment, neatly parked across 235 acres of Orlando are being auctioned off all week long by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in what might be the largest auction in the world.

The auction got so big this year, that the Canadian company added a sixth day to the annual equipment auctions that feature almost everything — from pickup trucks to giant cranes.

Every item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. The auction kicked off on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 19, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 24.

General equipment highlights include 770-plus excavators, 475 compactors, 400-plus skid steers, 380-plus loaders, 300-plus dozers, 135-plus articulated dump trucks, 125 cranes, 355-plus aerial work platforms, 435-plus truck tractors, 400-plus trailers and more.

Bids can be made in the Orlando auction in person, online in real time at or via the mobile app, and by proxy. Detailed equipment information is available at—items being sold off-site also have inspection reports and are backed by IronClad Assurance.   

Auction Schedule (check for the most up-to-date info)

  • Day 1: Monday, Feb. 19 – skid steers, forklifts, loader backhoes, boom lifts, scissor lifts
  • Day 2: Tuesday, Feb. 20 – agriculture tractors, motor graders, wheel loaders, rock trucks, articulated dump trucks, trenchers, direction drills, pull scrapers, log loaders, feller bunchers, mulchers
  • Day 3: Wednesday, Feb. 21 – vibratory rollers, tandem rollers, pneumatic rollers, pulverizers, pipelayers, crawler tractors, crawler loaders, cranes, crushers, screen plants, conveyors, pavers, asphalt distributor trucks, road wideners, barges, railroad equipment
  • Day 4: Thursday, Feb. 22 – vacuum trucks, water trucks, fuel & lube trucks, mechanics trucks, roll-off trucks, mixer trucks, concrete pump trucks, dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, mobile excavators, mid-size excavators, small excavators
  • Day 5: Friday, Feb. 23 – buses, motor homes, emergency vehicles, boom trucks, cab & chassis, truck tractors, lowboys, beam trailers, highboys, end dump trailers, pneumatic bulk trailers, asphalt trailers, vacuum trailers, frac tanks, reefer trailers, van trailers, boats, airplanes
  • Day 6: Saturday, Feb. 24 – bed trucks, tow trucks, bucket trucks, paint striper trucks, flatbed trucks, van trucks, automobiles, pickup trucks, air compressors, light towers, welders, gensets
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