Ritchie holds two auctions featuring lifting equipment

By D.Ann Shiffler12 May 2009

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will hold two public auctions in Detroit, US in May and June, offering for sale a large selection of cranes, telehandlers and aerial platforms.

On Wednesday 20 May in Lincoln Park, Detroit, Michigan, the company will offer more than 1,200 pieces of lifting and general rental equipment on behalf of NES Rentals Holdings, Inc. Two weeks later, on Thursday, 4 June, Ritchie Bros. will offer late-model cranes, heavy equipment and trucks, in Milan, Michigan.

"People interested in our upcoming Detroit auctions will find a largeselection of nice equipment to satisfy their lifting, rigging, crane and construction needs, " said Rory Mullarney, regional manager at Ritchie Bros.

Equipment from NES Rentals includes more than 340 forklifts, more than 60 scissorlifts, plus carry deck cranes, boom lifts, light towers and other specialized rigging equipment. More than 950 of the items are at the Lincoln Park site, with about 300 additional items at Ritchie Bros. sites in Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.

The June auction in Milan will include cranes from JJ Curran Crane Co., Connelly Crane Rental Corp., Laramie Crane Corp. and trucks and heavy equipment from more than 15 other consignors. At the time of writing the yard had more than 30 cranes for sale, according to the company. For more information see www.rbauction.com

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