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Equipment inspection tips: dozers

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 28, 2018 11:02:10 AM

What to look for when inspecting a used bulldozer for sale.

When it comes to heavy equipment, nothing is as pervasive as the dozer. It can be found hard at work clearing ground, pushing material, removing stumps or performing rough grading within the construction, agricultural, logging and mining industries. First conceived by Benjamin Holt in 1904, the dozer – or crawler tractor – has been the muscle behind many projects for over 100 years.

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Construction, Inspections

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: Inspections, Construction, Heavy Equipment

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: Inspections, Heavy Equipment, Construction

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: ironplanet, Heavy Equipment, Webinar

It’s that time again: make Section 179 work for you and save thousands by financing equipment

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 23, 2017 10:47:27 AM

If you’re American and you purchase trucks or equipment for your U.S.-based business, you might know about a U.S. tax deduction called Section 179. It’s been approved for the 2017 tax year and now eligible to use, but figuring how to take advantage of Section 179 can be dizzyingly complex unless you’re a professional accountant.

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Topics: 2017, Finance, Heavy Equipment

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

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: Auctions, Government Surplus, Heavy Equipment, Press Releases

Big Yellow Steel Rolls into Steeler Nation for IronPlanet’s Pittsburgh Area Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on May 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Cat Auction Services Event Includes Large Selection of Equipment in Waynesburg, PA on May 17, 2017



IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced highlights for its upcoming Pittsburgh area Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction. This on-site sale marks IronPlanet’s return to the Keystone State and will include over 440 pieces of quality, used equipment.


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Topics: Cat Auction Services, Heavy Equipment, Press Releases, Auctions

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