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Government surplus: a look at DLA non-rolling stock now available on GovPlanet

Posted by GovPlanet on May 31, 2018 3:44:20 PM

The rank and file of ex-military items – from shop tools to gym equipment – it’s all here.

Recently, GovPlanet expanded its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Logistics Agency (known as the DLA) to purchase, manage and sell non-rolling stock surplus assets. So what exactly are non-rolling stock assets? It’s a term that encompasses all manner of equipment or items used by the military that doesn’t roll on tires or tracks – everything from sewing machines, table saws and engine parts to tents, ammo cans, and filing cabinets. If the military used it, chances are you’ll find it on GovPlanet – and chances are it’s also “man-cave-ready”.

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Topics: military

Equipment inspection tips: wheel loaders

Posted by IronPlanet on May 8, 2018 11:43:16 AM

If you need to add a wheel loader to your equipment fleet or if you need to replace an aging wheel loader, you’ll find a huge selection from all the top manufacturers for sale online at IronPlanet and Marketplace-E, and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions. But before you head out to inspect the wheel loader that interests you, read our five equipment inspections tips for wheel loader buyers.

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Topics: Construction, Heavy Equipment, Inspections

Equipment inspection tips: skid steer loaders.

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 30, 2018 2:49:45 PM

Compact and versatile, the skid steer loader is always in high demand in the construction, agriculture and horticulture industries. If you're in the market for a used skid steer loader, check our current inventory. You’ll find a huge selection of skid steer loaders from all the top manufacturers for sale online at IronPlanet and Marketplace-E and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions: Bobcat, Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, John Deere and more.

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Topics: Construction, Heavy Equipment, Inspections

How Marketplace-E can help your business – an in-depth look.

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 11, 2018 8:38:54 AM

Watch this webinar and learn about our new way to buy and sell equipment online.

We recently hosted a live webinar with our Senior Vice President of Product Management & Digital Marketing, Matt Ackley, who explained how Marketplace-E works and the options you have to buy and sell assets with increased control over the price and process, including Buy Now, Make Offer and Reserve pricing. If you missed this highly-informative event, you can watch the entire presentation here.

 

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Webinar, ironplanet

Introducing Marketplace-E, a new way to buy and sell equipment online.

Posted by IronPlanet on Mar 28, 2018 1:01:14 PM

Marketplace-E offers sellers more control over price and process.

After soft launching in late 2017, we’re officially introducing Marketplace-E – our newest online buying and selling solution. Complementing our onsite unreserved auctions and online-only auctions through IronPlanet, Marketplace-E offers sellers increased control over price, location, and timing, while providing buyers access to more equipment available to purchase right away.

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IronPlanet hosts Big Spring Auction on March 22 – 23

Posted by IronPlanet on Mar 14, 2018 1:37:29 PM

We sell hundreds of items every Thursday through our weekly online auctions, but next week’s auction is a special two-day event, with 1,700+ items from 45 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces.

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Ritchie Bros. acquires collector car auctioneer Leake Auction Company.

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 20, 2018 8:46:02 AM

Known as an industry-leader when it comes to heavy equipment auctions, Ritchie Bros. is hitting the gas in the collector car auction world. Leake Auction Company, an Oklahoma-based collector car auctioneer established in 1972, is joining the Ritchie Bros. family.

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IronPlanet in Orlando – massive Ritchie Bros. auction this week

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 18, 2018 12:20:27 PM

More than 12,800 equipment items and trucks will be sold this week (February 19 – 24) in Orlando, FL—the most items Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has ever sold in a single auction, and IronPlanet is here to partake in the festivities. In fact, all the Ritchie Bros. brands are here for the big event: GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, Kruse Energy Auctioneers, SalvageSale, Leake Auction Company, Mascus, and our newly launched Marketplace-E.

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Topics: Auctions, social media, Orlando

Equipment inspection tips: farm tractors

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 5, 2018 10:39:29 AM

When it comes to buying a farm tractor, farmers know what they need - whether it's a 4WD tractor, a MFWD tractor, or a tracked tractor with a specific number of hydraulic outlets to run a scraper, air drill or other farm attachments.

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Topics: machines, Inspections, farmland

Spared from the scrap heap, historic Caterpillar tractor pushes on

Posted by Jason Keller on Jan 15, 2018 10:49:07 AM

All IronPlanet’s John Kearns knew when he first laid eyes on a mysterious Caterpillar tractor was that it came from Antarctica and that it was destined for the scrap heap.

 

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Topics: Government Surplus, ironplanet, military

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