Get ready for Edmonton, May 3-8 – our biggest Canadian auction of the year

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Heavy equipment and trucks for sale at Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction

What to know about inspecting, bidding and buying at this 100% online auction.

Our annual spring auction in Edmonton, AB, Canada is traditionally one of our biggest unreserved public auctions each year, and this year is no exception. With more than 13,000 equipment items and trucks – and more still to be added – the May 3-8 online-only auction is shaping up to be a monster of an event.

This auction is being conducted 100% online, but the site is open for in-person equipment inspections along with a variety of ways to inspect virtually and multiple ways to bid online.

To help get you better prepared to find and buy equipment and trucks, we're hosting some FREE online events this month covering cross-border buying, inspecting and more. See details and register today for these informative online sessions.

Heavy equipment and trucks for sale at Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction

Inspecting equipment at Edmonton

Buyers have several options for inspecting equipment this year.

  • Ritchie Bros. website: preview and inspect online via multiple hi-res photos, detailed equipment information, and results of functionality tests.
  • Edmonton site: Our site will be open for pre-auction inspection, but please be aware that we are employing strict social distancing protocols, and the number of people allowed in the yard may be limited in full compliance with local government regulations.
  • Video demos: select equipment is demo’ed showing start up, operation and moving. See videos like the one below on individual item details pages on our website or check out our dedicated Ritchie Bros. Inventory channel on YouTube.

Bidding at Edmonton

With the auction 100% online, buyers have multiple, convenient options for bidding. It's free to register and bid online – there are no fees for this service. Successful buyers – regardless of whether bidding onsite or online - will be required to pay a buyer transaction fee.

  • PriorityBid: PriorityBid opens one week before the auction start date and allows you to place bids before the live auction begins, set a maximum amount you’re willing to bid up to, and our system bids for you.
  • Live online auction: bid online in real time from your home, office, job site or anywhere via your computer or laptop. You’ll be able to hear the auctioneer, see the current high bid and ask prices on your screen, and place bids live just like you’re at the auction site.
  • Mobile app bidding: bid in real time from your mobile device with the Ritchie Bros. app, with live streaming audio of the auctioneer and real time bidding.
  • Timed Auction: our automated online Timed Auction with no auctioneer features dynamic close capabilities to give bidders more opportunity to win items. Bidding opens April 28 and closes at staggered times throughout the event.

Auction schedule now available

Find out what’s selling on what days, so you don’t miss your opportunity to bid on items you want.

  • Day 1 – May 3 (Monday): Reefer Trucks, Van Trucks, Flatbed Trucks, Fuel & Lube Trucks, Plow Trucks, Stone Slinger Trucks, Dump Trucks, Dump Trailers, Truck Tractors and more
  • Day 2 – May 4 (Tuesday): Loader Backhoes, Wheel Loaders, Rock Trucks, Articulated Dump Trucks, Motor Graders and Scrapers, Trailers, Real Estate and more
  • Day 3 – May 5 (Wednesday): Crawler Dumpers, Compact Track Loaders, Skid Steers, ATVs, Crawler Tractors, Crawler Loaders, Pipelayers, Cranes, Drilling Equipment and more
  • Day 4 – May 6 (Thursday): Excavators, Sweepers, Pavers, Crushing, Conveyers, Compaction, Rollers, Rough Terrain and Telescopic Forklifts, Forestry Equipment, RVs and more
  • Day 5 – May 7 (Friday): Timed Auction Lots only
  • Day 6 – May 8 (Saturday): Timed Auction Lots only

See the full schedule and more, including site inspection hours, in our Welcome Guide – download it here.

Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (RBFS) are ready to help customers obtain financing if needed—interested customers can contact the RBFS team today at +1.855.331.5750 or submit an online finance application at

Don’t miss our Edmonton Spring 2021 auction! See inventory, auction details and more and get ready for a first-class online auction experience.

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