Buy equipment through private treaty

Ritchie Bros. facilitates private treaty negotiations for a wide variety of specialized and high-value heavy equipment and industrial assets.

Buying is easy: just contact us to arrange an inspection and make an offer. We will handle confidential negotiations between you and the seller, and manage the settlement of transactions.

Currently selling by private treaty

Item located in Chile:

  • Cat Generators

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Items located in the Middle East:

  • Mining & Construction equipment

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Items located in Eastern Canada:

  • Mining equipment

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Items located in British Columbia, CAN:

  • Mining equipment

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  • Work Camp

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Items located in Bridgeport, IL:

  • Unused Alkaline Polymer Filtration Plants

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Items located in Finland:

  • Thermal Desorption Plant

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  • Caterpillar Hydraulic Shovel

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Sell equipment by private treaty

As your private sales agent, Ritchie Bros. will leverage its global customer base and extensive heavy industry knowledge to conduct a negotiated sale of your specialized and high-value equipment items.

Work with a trusted partner – As a global leader in equipment sales, with 50+ years of experience, only Ritchie Bros. has the knowledge, connections and expertise to sell your valuable assets.
We will take care of the entire process for you, from finding buyers to closing the sale.

Reach the right buyers – Finding a qualified buyer for high value equipment can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. That's where Ritchie Bros. comes in. Our team of sales and marketing professionals knows how to identify and target the most qualified buyers for your assets—wherever they are in the world.

Sell on your terms – We will market your equipment to a global audience and target buyers ready to meet your terms.
You set the price and the completion timeline. We'll bring you the buyers with the best offers.


About Ritchie Bros.

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is one of the world's leading asset disposition companies, with more than US$4.2 billion of equipment sales in 2014 alone.

Headquartered in Canada, Ritchie Bros. serves customers in the global construction, mining, energy, transportation, agriculture and other industry sectors.
Ritchie Bros. offers a range of solutions to help companies buy and sell heavy equipment:


Live unreserved public auctions at 40+ permanent auction sites worldwide, and at temporary sites, with bidding in person and online at

Online public auctions at, where people can buy and sell equipment at any time.

Private treaty to facilitate the negotiated sale of high-value or specialized heavy equipment and industrial assets.