Largest-ever Mining and Earthmoving Equipment Auction in Wyoming

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Hitachi hydraulic excavator being sold with other mining and earthmoving equipment

On Thursday, August 30, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell more equipment than we have ever sold before in a single auction in the state of Wyoming.

In total, more than 800 equipment items, including a large selection of mining, construction and transportation equipment, will be sold to the highest bidders—without minimum bids or reserve prices.

5 of 37 Off-road bottom dump trucks5 of 37 Off-road bottom dump trucks

Bids in the auction can be made in person at the auction site (10577 Wyoming 59, Gillette, WY, 82718), online in real time at or by proxy.

"This auction features a lot of large, unique mining equipment along with a great selection of excavators, crawler tractors, scrapers and more," said Steve Merich, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

5 Caterpillar D10N crawler tractors5 Caterpillar D10N crawler tractors

"We conducted our last auction in Gillette more than two years ago. We are glad to be back with an auction of this magnitude—the largest we have ever conducted in the state, in terms of the amount of equipment available.

We welcome everyone to come and check out the equipment and bid in the auction—as we will have something for nearly every type of equipment user."

Specific equipment highlights in the Gillette, WY auction include:

  • 12 Caterpillar 773B rock trucks
  • 6 Caterpillar 777B rock trucks
  • 5 Hitachi EX1200 series hydraulic excavators
  • 2008 Hitachi EX1900-6 BE hydraulic excavator
  • 9 Caterpillar 651E motor scrapers
  • 4 Caterpillar 657E motor scrapers
  • 5 Caterpillar D10N crawler tractors
  • 2 Caterpillar D9N crawler tractors
  • 2011 Tesab RK1012S impact crusher
  • 2007 Tesmec TRS950SL crawler trencher
  • 2010 John Deere 544K wheel loader

Close to 350 of the equipment items in the auction are being sold for Larry Suchor, owner of Larry's Mining Inc., a large topsoil and overburden-removal company based in Wyoming, who is retiring after 45 years in the business.

2010 John Deere 544K wheel loader2010 John Deere 544K wheel loader

"I'm selling the entire fleet—rock trucks, belly dumps, excavators and much more," said Mr. Suchor. "Much of this equipment was specifically designed for dealing with long distance hauls, which was a key factor to the efficiency and success of my company.

"Back in 2004, I sold a division of my company with Ritchie Bros. in Gillette and I am happy to be selling with Ritchie Bros. again because of the great customer reach they have worldwide."

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monomach on September 12, 2012 said
good job, folks!
monomach on September 12, 2012 said
continue the great work!