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CARB compliance in California presents opportunity for sellers

Posted by IronPlanet on May 9, 2019 12:01:39 PM

Transport truck owners based in California will need to meet the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) new Truck and Bus Regulation beginning in 2020. Vehicles that do not meet these new emissions requirements – trucks produced before 2010 – will have registration blocked by the state’s DMV.

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Topics: transport, ironplanet, 2019

Autonomous Innovation Hub Puts Komatsu in the Driver’s Seat

Posted by IronPlanet on May 3, 2019 8:44:10 AM

Following an announcement for LTE broadband functionality earlier this year, Komatsu has continued their streak of technological innovation by launching their own Center of Excellence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) in April 2019. This new Arizona-based hub will become the epicenter for all future planning, marketing, strategy, training and sales support for Komatsu's line of self-driving mining solutions.

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Topics: Construction, Heavy Equipment, Industry Headlines

Idaho farmer harvests success with IronPlanet.

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 17, 2019 9:03:52 AM

Mike and Helen Faulkner have been farming and ranching their whole lives—on a fourth-generation farm in Gooding, Idaho. Seeing an opportunity in the market in 1992 the couple started a harvest chopping business that quickly grew to become one of the largest in the area.


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Topics: customer, agriculture

More than 120,000 people check out first set of ITVs & MTVRs on GovPlanet

Posted by IronPlanet on Mar 22, 2019 1:51:48 PM

Over the next year, Ritchie Bros.’ GovPlanet marketplace will sell hundreds of U.S. Marine Corps (non-DLA) ITV and MTVR vehicles. The first five of each were sold on March 20 to considerable fanfare, as more than 120,000 people logged on to GovPlanet to check out the vehicles.

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Topics: military, govplanet

Customer transforms HMMWV Humvee Vehicle purchased from GovPlanet

Posted by IronPlanet on Mar 7, 2019 9:31:30 AM

Every Wednesday, during our weekly online auction, GovPlanet finds new homes for the military surplus HMMWV Humvee Vehicles we sell. But we don't always get to hear about what happens to the vehicles after they're sold. Fortunately, customer Colin Gorman of Henderson, NV, was nice enough to share with us his experience and all the cool transformations he did to the HMMWV Humvee Vehicle he bought from GovPlanet. Here's Colin, in his own words, describing the sale process and the modifications he performed.      

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Topics: humvees, military, govplanet

GovPlanet set to sell U.S. military ITV and MTVR vehicles for first time ever

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 19, 2019 11:26:12 AM

GovPlanet began selling Humvees from the U.S. Department of Defense to the public back in 2014. Now it’s set to release two new military vehicles to the U.S. public market: the ITV (Internally Transportable Vehicle), nicknamed the “Growler”, and the MTVR (Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement).

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Topics: ironplanet, military, govplanet

How RB Asset Solutions can help you better manage your fleet with data analytics.

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 14, 2019 9:19:22 AM

Ritchie Bros. has been an industry leader for more than 60 years, and our latest solution for the market, RB Asset Solutions, is designed to make asset management and disposition more efficient and data-driven than ever before.


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Topics: Webinar

GovPlanet's Operational Blowout

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 20, 2018 11:20:35 AM

GovPlanet is set to conduct one of our largest and most unique auctions ever on Dec 7  8, selling more than 10,000 military surplus items in just two days! Humvees, tactical vehicles, construction equipment, uniforms, field gear, industrial and commercial equipment and more—much of it selling unreserved. 

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Topics: humvees, military, govplanet

How U.S.-based companies may benefit from the new Section 179 deduction limit and Bonus Depreciation increase

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 8, 2018 1:07:21 PM

If you’re a U.S.-based business, you might know about a U.S. tax deduction called Section 179. It’s been approved for the 2018 tax year ­– and the deduction limit has been increased to $1,000,000 for 2018. That’s double the deduction limit compared to last year. And it now applies to the purchase of used equipment, too.

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Topics: usa

Kruse breaks company record with $5.5-million rig sale

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 3, 2018 2:14:52 PM

Last week at our Kruse Energy auction in Odessa, TX, we set a new company record selling this Loadcraft 2000HP SCR drilling rig for a staggering US$5.5 million, making it the most expensive rig we’ve ever sold as a company.

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Topics: Oil & Gas, Kruse Energy, drilling

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