Ritchie Bros. hosting giant crane auction in Decatur, AL for Sparks Industrial Inc. this November

Retirement dispersal auction features 38 cranes, as well as excavators, dump trucks, and more


DECATUR, ALABAMA (October 12, 2021) – On November 3, Ritchie Bros. will host one of its largest crane auctions ever, selling more than 220 items as part of a complete dispersal for Sparks Industrial, Inc., based in Alabama. The auction features 38 cranes, including a 2013 Grove GML7550 550-ton all-terrain crane, an unused 2020 GMK5250XL 300-ton all-terrain crane, and an unused 2021 Grove GHC140 crawler crane. All items will be sold online without any minimum bids or reserve prices.

"This is the nicest lineup of cranes we've sold in years," said Jason White, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. "Sparks Industrial Inc. is a well-known and respected crane and rental company, with a fleet that's second to none. We encourage buyers to get online and check out the selection because it's not often we get to sell cranes of this quality and age. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to purchase late model unused cranes by unreserved auction."

Interested buyers can inspect cranes and all other items in person starting on October 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sparks Industrial's yard at 3090 Hwy 20 in Decatur, AL. Items can also be inspected online with high-res photos, videos, and more at rbauction.com/Decatur. For an overview video of items, visit https://youtu.be/8FUlSMIbnfM.

Additional auction highlights include:

  • 2020 Grove GMK5200-1 240-ton all-terrain crane
  • 2008 Grove TMS9000E 110-ton hydraulic truck crane
  • 2009 Manitowoc 2250 300-ton crawler crane
  • 2021 Grove TMS800E 70-ton hydraulic truck crane
  • 2015 Grove GCD15 15-ton 4x4x4 carry deck crane
  • 14 Kenworth T880 dump trucks (2020, 2021, and 2022 models
  • 2021 John Deere 310E 6x6 articulated dump truck
  • 2019 Caterpillar D6N XL crawler tractor
  • 2021 Caterpillar 320 hydraulic excavator
  • Two 2022 Kenworth W900L tri-axle day cab truck tractor

For more information about the Sparks Industrial auction on November 3, visit rbauction.com/Decatur.

About Ritchie Bros.:

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a number of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company's selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing the exclusive IronClad Assurance(R) equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, a controlled marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The company's suite of multichannel sales solutions also includes Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions, a complete end-to-end asset management and disposition system. Ritchie Bros. also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, and Kruse Energy, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services For more information about Ritchie Bros., visit RitchieBros.com.

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