Auction sets record


Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers produced a record-beating sale April 23-25 in Edmonton.

More than $143 million of trucks and heavy equipment were sold, making it the largest Canadian auction in company history. It also set company records for online sales ($64 million), number of registered bidders (more than 9,400), number of online bidders (more than 5,500) and number of buyers (2,600).

Bidders came from 49 countries.

Most of the items were construction equipment, but there were also 55 agricultural tractors.