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Inspection tips: five things to look for when buying a used truck tractor.

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Truck drivers depend heavily on their trucks. It's their livelihood and, for long-haul drivers, it can be their home away from home. This extremely interdependent relationship between drivers and their trucks quickly turns even the greenest of drivers into truck experts.

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Topics: 2017, Inspections, Trucks, transport, ironplanet

Top 10 reasons to buy used equipment at an online or onsite auction.

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 31, 2017 11:44:44 AM

A look at this highly popular – and easy – method of buying.

When it comes to shopping for used heavy equipment, trucks and other industrial assets, many buyers limit themselves to buying channels that they’re comfortable and/or familiar with: private sellers or dealers and brokers.

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Topics: 2017, Construction, Heavy Equipment, IronClad Assurance

Inspection tips: 5 things to look for when buying a used excavator.

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 26, 2017 12:09:30 PM

If you're looking for a used hydraulic excavator, check out the selection available for sale online at and at Ritchie Bros. unreserved onsite auctions. But before you head out to inspect the machine you want, check for these five things to help determine the value of an item you're interested in buying and avoid unexpected repairs or replacement costs.

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Topics: 2017, Heavy Equipment, Inspections, ironplanet

New financing solutions for IronPlanet customers

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 19, 2017 3:15:11 PM

Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (RBFS) is now serving as a preferred financing provider to IronPlanet customers.

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Topics: Finance, Heavy Equipment

U.S. Department of Defense extends and expands relationship with IronPlanet

Posted by Jason Keller on Oct 19, 2017 10:10:37 AM

For the past three years, our GovPlanet marketplace has been helping the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sell thousands of its surplus assets. After seeing consistently strong returns, the DLA has extended its contract with GovPlanet until at least September 2018.

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Topics: Government Surplus, military

75 parcels of Saskatchewan farmland selling on our Daily Marketplace

Posted by Jason Keller on Oct 18, 2017 9:51:15 AM

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is selling farmland through the IronPlanet Daily Marketplace. In total, 48 lots containing 75 parcels of land are available to be purchased. Bidding opens October 23rd and will close on November 6, 7, and 9, 2017.

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Topics: 2017, farmland, Canada, real estate

Delivering Choice: IronPlanet launches in Australia.

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 18, 2017 9:36:20 AM

Ritchie Bros. has been helping Australians buy and sell construction, mining, transport and agricultural equipment for more than 20 years.

After acquiring IronPlanet, the fast-growing, innovative, online marketplace for equipment and other durable assets, earlier this year, Ritchie Bros. wanted to expand the brand and its convenient service to Australian customers as soon as possible.



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Topics: 2017, In the News

GovPlanet teams up with Nat Geo TV for "The Long Road Home"

Posted by Jason Keller on Oct 11, 2017 8:43:30 AM

Military and GovPlanet enthusiasts rejoice - filming has finished and it’s time to set the DVR for The Long Road Home!

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Topics: Government Surplus, 2017, humvees

Inspection tips: 5 things to look for when buying a used articulated dump truck.

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Factors that can affect the value and durability of this machine.


If you're looking to buy, add or replace an articulated dump truck, see the selection available at Ritchie Bros. unreserved onsite auctions and for sale online at But before you head out to inspect the machine you want, read our articulated dump truck inspection tips and buy with confidence.

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Topics: 2017

Best of both worlds: IronPlanet and Ritchie Bros. join forces to lead the asset disposition industry

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 27, 2017 12:37:48 PM
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Topics: transport, transportation services, usa, 2017, ironplanet

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