The Big Show Begins: what you need to know for Orlando 2018.

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We're underway at the biggest equipment auction of the year: Orlando Feb 19-24.

Ladies and gentleman – start your auction! Ritchie Bros.' massive six-day auction is currently underway, starting Monday (Feb 19) all the way to Saturday (Feb 24). Originally scheduled for five days, we've pushed the auction an extra day to accommodate 12,500+ items ready for a new owner.

Planning to attend? You won't regret it. We've got some helpful tips to get you ready for the thrill of the world's biggest equipment auction.

The yard is packed with miles of heavy equipment

The first thing that hits when you arrive at the Orlando auction yard is the sheer scale. There's nothing quite like it – it has to be seen to be believed. We toured the yard on Sunday and snapped some shots of various equipment that caught our eye ahead of the big event. Have a look:

military dump trucks ready to sell at Ritchie Bros. Orlando 2018 auction

crawler tractors ready to sell at Ritchie Bros. Orlando 2018 auction

red truck tractors ready to sell at Ritchie Bros. Orlando 2018 auction

Come on down – hours of operation for the big event.

Office & yard hours Parking lot shuttle bus Yard shuttle cart service
Regular hours
Mon–Fri, 8 am–5 pm
Auction hours
Feb 19–24, 6 am–6 pm approx.
(NOTE: yard opens at dawn)
Closed Sunday, Feb 25
Feb 19–24, 6 am–6 pm Feb 19–24, 7 am–5 pm

Check the auction schedule and plan your time.

Make sure you know when and where to bid before you arrive at the auction – you don't want to miss anything.

The live auction starts daily at 8 am local time. Most mobile equipment is sold in the main auction theater. Stationary or hard-to-move items are sold by photo in the virtual ramp theater, or in the virtual bidding yard tent. Check our Orlando details page for a detailed schedule.

Bring photo ID to register.

Park your car and catch the free shuttle bus to the main auction building, where you register to bid. You will need to present photo ID.

Bidders from outside the USA and Canada may need to place a refundable deposit. Learn more about deposit and payment rules or call our customer service group: +1(800) 211-3983 (USA/Canada toll free) or +1(778) 331-5939.

You will be given a listing catalog showing your unique bidder number and Timed Auction PIN card. Keep them safe! You can't bid without these numbers.

Bidders ready for action at Ritchie Bros. Orlando

Save your cash with special equipment financing promotions.

Pay for your auction purchases with financing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services. Benefit from:

  • No payments for 120 days (limited time offer*)
  • As little as $0 down
  • More cash for your business
  • Fast release of your equipment

Apply for financing today or talk to the Ritchie Bros. Financial Services team at the auction. You'll find a Ritchie Bros. Financial Services tent just outside the auction building's main entrance. blo

*View terms and conditions.

Enjoy a choice of food options, free Wi-Fi, and free water.

Food will be available for purchase throughout the auction. You'll find a variety of food just outside the auction building, and full breakfast and lunch options inside the main theater.

Please note: there are no ATMs at the auction site.

We're pleased to offer free bottled water throughout the auction facility. Stay hydrated! We'll have complimentary ponchos to keep you dry in the event of rain. And you are welcome to use our Wi-Fi.

Questions? Visit the Information & Services tent on site.

Our services tent is where you can learn how to bid

If you need information or help at the auction, talk to someone in orange. Or visit the Information and Services tent, just outside the main auction building. Ask us about:

While you're there, look for gifts and exclusive apparel at the RB Store!

Don't miss #rbOrlando2018! Register to bid in person or online.

Our live auctions are exciting events—there's nothing like watching the equipment drive over the ramp as it's sold.

Follow the hashtag #rbOrlando2018 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for photos and updates from the auction—and share any auction and equipment photos you take. Remember to tag #rbOrlando2018. Also, our Facebook page will be a hub of activity during the week of the auction. Tune in for daily updates, live video from the site, and more.

If you can't make it to our Orlando auction but still want to bid, don't worry! You can bid online or by proxy. Phone the auction site to place a proxy bid: +1(863) 420-9919. Or register and bid online:

Register to bid online

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