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Ritchie Bros. to Sell Heavy Equipment for Nevada’s Q&D Construction

Mon June 01, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct a multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Sparks (near Reno), Nev., June 4, 2010. More than 450 items will be sold, including a 2005 Caterpillar 988G wheel loader and a large selection of heavy equipment and trucks for Q & D Construction, a Northern Nevada-based general contractor with over 40 years in the business.

“We’ve got a really nice mix of heavy equipment in the auction, including close to 100 items of Caterpillar equipment and several Volvo pieces," said Mike Brenner, area manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “This is a great opportunity for equipment users to purchase gear that is in good condition and that they can put to work right away in a variety of applications.”

Q & D Construction, having recently completed upgrades to the Reno-Tahoe Airport baggage check-in, will be selling close to 90 items in the auction. Heavy equipment includes:

• Caterpillar 631E Series II motor scrapers

• Caterpillar 825G compactors

• Volvo A40D articulated dump trucks

• 2005 Volvo EC460BLC hydraulic excavators

• Cat D9R crawler tractors

Peavine Construction and MKD Construction are among the more than 60 owners also selling equipment in the June 4th Reno public auction.

The Reno auction also features a 2005 Caterpillar 988G wheel loader-the only one currently available in Ritchie Bros.’ auction inventory. The last time a 2005 Caterpillar 988G was sold at a Ritchie Bros. auction was in November of 2009, when two of the wheel loaders were sold at the company’s permanent auction site in Houston, Texas — one of which was purchased by an Australian buyer.

“The Cat 988G wheel loader and the Cat 825G compactors are just some of the larger sized pieces in the auction that are harder to find in today’s equipment market,” said Mike Johnston, divisional manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “These larger machines are in short supply. The auction will give buyers from around the world an opportunity to purchase them for true global market value.”

All items in the auction will be sold to the highest bidders on auction day-regardless of price-with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Interested buyers can inspect, test and compare equipment at the Reno auction site this week right through to auction day.

Auction Details

• Location: 20202 East Highway 80, Sparks, Nevada 89434. Exit 28


• Auction site phone: +1.775.342.6031

• Time and date: Friday, June 4, 2010 starting at 8:00 a.m.

• The auction is open to the public and registration to bid is free. First-time registered bidders are required to place a US$1,000

refundable deposit when they register

• Customers can inspect, test, and compare items in the auction yard

during regular business hours

• Interested buyers can bid in person at the Reno auction site, online

in real time or by proxy by contacting the Reno

auction site at 775/342-6031.

For more information, visit

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