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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

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

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

GovPlanet Featured in Wide Open Country

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 27, 2017 7:46:19 AM

This Auction is Selling Humvees, Trucks, and Military Gear for Ridiculously Low Prices

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Topics: Auctions, Government Surplus, In the News

IronPlanet Holds Four Day End-of-Quarter Online Auctions, Featuring 4th of July “All-Humvee” Sale on GovPlanet Marketplace

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Over 400 Humvees Available to the Public, Along with Government Surplus Equipment, Pump and Power, Construction Equipment and Trucks

Who:

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced multi-day, end-of-quarter online auctions. The Ritchie Bros.-owned company will kick-off the events with three days of GovPlanet sales, featuring an “All-Humvee” auction as well as a “Pump and Power” sale. This will be followed by two days of online events on the IronPlanet marketplace, highlighted by a wide selection of construction equipment and trucks. End-of-quarter events will be held Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, June 30, 2017.

 

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Topics: Press Releases, Auctions, Government Surplus, Heavy Equipment

Join GovPlanet at this year’s Government Fleet Expo & Conference

Posted by IronPlanet on May 24, 2017 2:31:07 PM

Join IronPlanet’s GovPlanet at this year’s Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), taking place in San Antonio, Texas June 12 – 15.

 

Government Fleet Expo & Conference is an annual community gathering where public fleet professionals have real conversations with their peers about daily challenges, get public fleet-specific training, and gain access to the latest vehicles and technology in the exhibit hall.

 

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Topics: Press Releases, Government Surplus, Events

IronPlanet’s GovPlanet Helps Increase Website Traffic Over 300% For Early Platform Advertiser Vet Threadz

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced that its GovPlanet marketplace has launched Vet Threadz, a U.S. military veteran-owned and operated non-profit apparel company, as an inaugural platform advertiser. Since Vet Threadz began advertising its apparel line on GovPlanet.com in April 2017, the company has seen a 300% increase in website traffic.

 

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Topics: Press Releases, Government Surplus

IronPlanet Concludes 2016 with All-Humvee, Government Surplus, Truck and Heavy Equipment Auctions

Posted by IronPlanet on Dec 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Over 300 Humvees available to the public, including the USMC Model M1123 

 

GovPlanet to feature additional government surplus equipment and IronPlanet to hold equipment and trucks sales in end-of-year online events

 

Who:

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced that its GovPlanet marketplace will hold its last “All-Humvee” online auction of the year, featuring US Army and US Marine Corps Humvee vehicles on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

 

Building upon the momentum and growth of GovPlanet, the sale will include a wide assortment of US Army Humvees. Further, GovPlanet is featuring an opportunity for civilians to purchase a US Marine Corps M1123 Humvee. These specialty units are demilitarized and outfitted for sports and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

IronPlanet will also host multiple “end-of-year” online auctions, including a government surplus sale on GovPlanet on Wednesday, December 21 and a construction equipment and trucks sale on IronPlanet and its TruckPlanet marketplace on Thursday, December 22. The sales will include late-model, low-hour equipment and trucks.

 

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Topics: Trucks, Press Releases, Government Surplus, Heavy Equipment

IronPlanet Holds “All-Humvee” Auction on GovPlanet Marketplace Featuring Humvees from the US Army and the US Marine Corps, On November 15, 2016

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Over 400 Humvees Available to the Public, Including the USMC Model M1123 

 

IronPlanet to Donate Portion of Proceeds to Fisher House Foundation

 

Who:

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced that its GovPlanet marketplace will hold its latest “All-Humvee” online auction sale of US Army and US Marine Corps Humvee vehicles on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

 

In addition to a selection of US Army Humvees, GovPlanet is also featuring an opportunity for civilians to purchase a US Marine Corps M1123 Humvee. These specialty units are demilitarized and outfitted for sports and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

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Topics: Press Releases, Government Surplus, Events

This Marine's Story Will Make Your Day-Go As Big As This Guy

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 1, 2016 4:22:00 PM


Is it too soon to start talking about shopping for a cause? Not when the shopping is about Humvees, and the cause is Fisher House. But first, IronPlanet wants to introduce you to Eric McElvenny - former U.S. Marine Captain stationed in Afghanistan, devoted husband and father, beloved son, and Ironman athlete.

On December 9, 2011, Eric stepped on an IED in the tiny village of Now Zad in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of his right leg below the knee. He was treated overseas and transported to the Navy Medical Center in San Diego, near his home, for rehabilitation. His parents and a sister flew from Pennsylvania and stayed at a Fisher House during the weeks of his recovery.

Fisher House is a non-profit organization that operates comfort homes where families of military vets can stay free of charge while their loved ones receive treatment. The homes are built at military and VA medical centers across the country and gifted to the government. 

Show me the Humvees

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Topics: Auctions, Government Surplus

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