GovPlanet’s top-5 biggest ticket items sold in 2019.

Posted by IronPlanet on Jan 14, 2020 1:32:56 PM

If you’re looking for military or other government or public agency surplus equipment, GovPlanet is the place to buy it. You’ll find everything from HMMWV (Humvee) and ITV (Growlers) tactical vehicles, military transport trucks and construction equipment to food service equipment, uniforms, field gear, and thousands of other items.

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Topics: Government Surplus, Heavy Equipment, military, 2019

GovPlanet HMMWV to be featured on new episode of 'Drift This'

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 25, 2019 10:22:46 AM

GovPlanet is super-excited to have supplied the popular MotorTrend show "Drift This" with a HMMWV for their customizing pleasure. The military vehicle will be featured on Episode 5, which airs on June 26th on the MotorTrend app and on   

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Topics: Government Surplus, govplanet

GovPlanet expands services with first-ever live auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 27, 2018 1:22:17 PM

Leveraging the live auction expertise of Ritchie Bros. and online prowess of IronPlanet, GovPlanet now offers state and local governments the best of both worlds. On September 5, GovPlanet will host its first-ever live auction, for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, selling more than 350 equipment items and trucks without reserves in a single day. Highlights include excavators, dump trucks, paving rollers, snow plows, stone chippers, wheel and backhoe loaders, lights, mowers, and more.  

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Topics: Construction, Government Surplus

First Non-Rolling Stock Auction Set for July 17

Posted by IronPlanet on Jul 3, 2018 1:12:42 PM

A few months ago we gave you a deeper look into the kind of inventory you can expect from GovPlanet's non-rolling stock surplus auctions. Now, we're excited to announce our first GovPlanet auction dedicated specificly to NRS items. 

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Topics: Government Surplus, military

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


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