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IronPlanet's Portland Oregon Auction Featured on Construction Equipment Guide

Posted by IronPlanet on Dec 2, 2016 8:37:10 AM

IronPlanet's on-site event will take place on Dec. 7 at Portland Meadows.


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Topics: In the News

IronPlanet Kicks Off December with the East-West Sale Featuring Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction in Portland, OR and an Online Auction Hosted By Ring Power

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 30, 2016 6:00:00 AM

On-site Event Featured Sellers Include Western States Equipment Co., Peterson Cat and Peterson Equipment



IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets comes to the Pacific Northwest with its first Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction in Portland, OR. The on-site event taking place on December 7 at Portland Meadows, features nearly 500 items from sellers including: Western States Equipment Co., Peterson Cat and Peterson Equipment. Those who cannot make the on-site auction in person can still bid on the equipment of their choice with IronPlanet® LiveStreamTM, the next generation in online bidding for live, on-site auctions. Additional details on this onsite event are available HERE.


The December 7 on-site event will be followed by an online only auction on December 8, with nearly 1,500 items up for auction including items from featured seller, Ring Power. Additional details for this online sale are available HERE.


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eBay to Excavators Webinar – Book your space below today!

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 29, 2016 8:00:30 PM

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced an exciting webinar on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 titled, "eBay to Excavators - Planning for Profit in the Digital Age"

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IronPlanet Has You Covered During the East West Sale December 7 and 8

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 28, 2016 11:15:00 AM

On Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8IronPlanet will cross mountains, rivers, and deserts so we can bring you the best deals both online and on-site. During our two-day East West Sale you'll have your pick not only of the equipment you need like excavators, trucks, skid steer loaders, and cranes, but also the way you buy it.

On Wednesday, December 7, IronPlanet and CAT Auction Services will be onsite in Portland, OR for a live, UNRESERVED auction at Portland Meadows, 1001 N Schmeer Road. You can preview the items in person starting November 21, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Can't be in Portland for the live auction? Not to worrypreview the items here and bid online during live auction hours. The auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. This is an UNRESERVED auction so preview the items, make a list, and for the love of yellow iron, don't be late!

On Thursday, December 8, IronPlanet will be online with an auction featuring over 1,000 items. RingPower is selling a slew of great equipment that includes a 2015 Cat 906H2 Wheel Loader, a 2012 Cat 257B3 Compact Track Loader, a Komatsu PC50MR-2 Mini Excavator, and wouldn't a 2014 Sullair 185DPQ Air Compressor come in handy?

Preview the December 7 Auction in Portland

Preview the Dec. 8 Items

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Topics: Auctions

Lift and Access Writes About TruckPlanet's Fleet Services

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 28, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Fleet Services Featuring IronPlanet Truck Locator Launched


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Topics: In the News

TruckPlanet's Fleet Services Featured in Equipment World 

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 23, 2016 7:52:39 AM
IronPlanet, TruckPlanet launch Fleet Services for bulk auction buying 
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Five Tips for Winter Storage, and One Big Auction on December 1

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 21, 2016 11:55:21 AM

Depending on where you live, the first week in December is pretty much the last minute for storing heavy equipment for the winter. IronPlanet likes to think of the last minute more in terms of successful completion of a deadline. To help you meet that deadline, here is a five-item checklist for storing your equipment until the thaw. When you've completed the list, you're ready to do some shopping for yourself at our December 1 auction.

Fluids. Make sure all fuel tanks are full for storage or utilize winter fuel for running units. Do an oil change (consider a lower-viscosity oil for the season), and lubricate any moving parts according to your manufacturers’ recommendations. Double-check that the coolant mix for your machines corresponds to the winter conditions in your area.

Cleanup.  If any of your machines are going into storage for the winter, be sure they’re free of dirt, mud build-up and other debris from the spring/ summer work season. 

Maintenance. Make sure you’re on top of any regular or planned maintenance for each piece of equipment in your fleet. Well-maintained machines will provide more reliable operation and servicing them now will identify potential problems that could be exacerbated by sub-zero temps. 

Storage. If you’ve acquired machinery since last winter, assess your storage space and plan ahead for any additional square footage or different arrangements needed to store everything properly. 

Sell. Winter is a great time to step back and look at the big picture. If there are no jobs in your current project pipeline requiring a particular machine or set of machines, consider selling it and using the cash to reinvest in your business.

Now you're ready to kick back and take a look at the equipment available in IronPlanet's December 1 online auction. Whether you're dreaming of a skid steer loader, a mini excavator, or maybe a new truck to replace your old reliable, chances are good you'll find it here.

Take a look:

2004 Cat 321C LCR Track Excavator

Enclosed Cab, Air Conditioner, Heater, 44” Tooth Bucket, Hydraulic Coupler, 9' 6" Stick, Control Pattern Changer, 31.5" Track Shoes. The engine started and ran. The drivetrain engaged in forward and reverse. The main components appear to be in place and operational.

  View the December 1 Auction

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Successful Dealer Features New Price Negotiating Tool from IronPlanet

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

New price negotiating tool from IronPlanet


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Heavy Duty Trucking Writes About IronPlanet's allEquip ‘Buy Now’ Marketplace

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 18, 2016 7:54:59 AM

IronPlanet Offers Fixed and Negotiated Pricing Format


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IronPlanet Has Excavators, Telehandlers, Lifts - Don't Turkey The Nov. 17 Auction!

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 16, 2016 4:37:03 PM

Did you forget something?

With the election, Veteran's Day, the Humvee sale, and the Curse of the Billy Goat finally broken for the Cubs, you've had things on your mind. Important things. In fact, IronPlanet won't be surprised if you've lost track of the fact that next week is Thanksgiving.

Yes, next week. But hey, dont' panic; there are still days to get a plan together. To help you with inspiration, your friends at IronPlanet turned to our version of Encyclopedia Brittanica: Myth Busters. Sure enough, they've got this whole Thanksgiving thing under control, with a method of cooking a turkey dinner while you drive to the extended family's house. That method would involve your car's engine.


You're welcome. 

Now you're free to shop the November 17 auction featuring over 1,000 items, including in-demand Komatsu excavators like this 2014 PC360LC-10 Track Excavator 

View the November 17 Auction

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