Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers was set to conduct a public equipment auction featuring a large selection of cranes in Denver, CO on October 20. The company said the auction would feature more than 450 construction and transportation equipment items including unused and late model self-erecting crawler cranes and several late model rough terrain cranes.

"This sale is gearing up to be one of the largest groupings of cranes we've sold in an auction this year," said Steve Merich, regional manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

Sixteen of the cranes were used for wind turbine erection by Energy Transportation, based in Wyoming. The package of cranes was to include three 2008 Manitowoc self-erecting crawler cranes and 10 Grove rough terrain cranes. The retail asking price of one of the crawler cranes, an unused 2008 Manitowoc 14000, was $1.6 million.

Additional crane packages were owned by Girardi's Heavy Haul LLC, RMS Cranes LLC and Honnen Equipment Co. Cranes being sold by the three companies include rough terrain, crawler and hydraulic truck cranes and an all-terrain crane, conventional truck crane and boom truck.

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