Record-Setting Pipeline Equipment Auction Set for September

On September 28 – 29, two of the longest-running pipeline companies in the United States will be selling their entire fleets.

Thu July 28, 2016 - Midwest Edition #17
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On September 28 – 29, two of the longest-running pipeline companies in the United States will be selling their entire fleets.
On September 28 – 29, two of the longest-running pipeline companies in the United States will be selling their entire fleets.

On September 28 – 29, two of the longest-running pipeline companies in the United States will be selling their entire fleets. More than 160 pipelayers, along with massive dozers and support equipment, will be sold by unreserved auction in Columbus, OH, by the world's largest industrial auctioneer: Ritchie Bros.

This will be Ritchie Bros.' largest-ever pipeline equipment auction, with the majority of the inventory coming from Sheehan Pipeline Construction Company, in operation for 100+ years, and Oliver Pipe & Equipment Inc., with the owner retiring after 85+ years. The auction also features a major fleet realignment from J-Wood Pipeline Services.

"There's only been two or three auctions like this in my 37 years in this business—it's an excellent opportunity for buyers," said Robert Riess, President & CEO of Sheehan. "The pipeline industry is a small niche group of friends and competitors and I think there will be many people very interested in these assets."

There are currently more than 1,300 equipment items and trucks listed to be sold, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids can be placed in person, online in real time and by proxy.

"There's still over two months to go and the inventory is building daily," said Terry Dolan, President, USA and Latin America, Ritchie Bros. "Bidders will have plenty to choose from. And for sellers, there's still time to get involved."

Equipment 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

Other highlights include frac tanks, truck tractors, pickup trucks, and more. For a detailed list of all equipment in the auction, visit rbauction.com/Columbus.




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