Ritchie Bros. sets dates for annual heavy equipment mega-auction in Orlando

A wheel loader is driven away from the auction ramp during the 2014 Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction.A wheel loader is driven away from the auction ramp during the 2014 Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers today announced the dates for its annual multi-day equipment auction held in Orlando.

Dubbed “The Big One,” the event is the largest equipment auction in the world and will be held February 16-20, 2015 at the auctioneers’s massive yard in Orlando.

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Last year, the auction sold 8,800 items and had more than 8,640 bidders register representing 84 countries and all 50 states. The event sold $160 million worth of heavy equipment—10 times the amount of the typical Ritchie Bros. auction.

The 2014 auction broke records for the number of on-site sellers as well as records for online sales—$54 million—participating online buyers and online registered bidders.

Those interested in selling at the big auction can call the Orlando site at +1-863-420-9919 or visit rbauction.com/Orlando.

We went behind the scenes with the auctioneer last year to see how the company prepares and executes the huge event. You can read that report here.