TORONTO – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers recently conducted one of the largest Toronto auctions in company history, selling more than 2,500 lots over two days for total gross auction proceeds exceeding $26 million. The unreserved public auction featured complete dispersals for two major earthmoving companies, Caledon, Ontario-based H. Davis Equipment Rental Ltd. and Hamilton, Ontario-based D.V.C. Contracting, as well as trucks and industrial equipment from almost 400 other consignors.

More than 2,900 people from 31 countries, including 37 U.S. states and 12 Canadian provinces and territories, registered to bid in the auction — including more than 600 people who registered to bid online, live and in real time, using the Ritchie Bros. Internet bidding service rbauctionBid-Live.

Ritchie Bros. sold a large selection of equipment on behalf of H. Davis and D.V.C. Contracting, including crawler tractors, hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, motor graders, motor scrapers, and trucks.

There are 27 unreserved industrial and 56 unreserved agricultural auctions on the upcoming Ritchie Bros. auction calendar. Details on all upcoming Ritchie Bros. auctions are available at