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.



  • 2014 Poseidon barge located in Ensenada, MEX

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.


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Ritchie Bros. — where the world buys and sells heavy equipment

Ritchie Bros. is a global leader in asset management and disposition, and the world's largest industrial auctioneer. We help thousands of people around the world appraise, sell, inspect, buy, refurbish, ship and finance heavy equipment and trucks every month. With our multiple selling platforms and commitment to first-class customer service, Ritchie Bros. is trusted worldwide because we make buying and selling easy, efficient, fair, and transparent.

Why Ritchie Bros.?

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Unreserved onsite auctions

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducts more than 350 exciting live unreserved auctions each year at our 40+ permanent sites and many temporary locations around the world – all with onsite and online bidding. Learn more

IronPlanet weekly auctions

Weekly online auctions

IronPlanet's weekly online auctions are designed to maximize convenience and help you buy and sell equipment in a way that works with your schedule and location. Learn more


Reserved online marketplaces

We offer reserve pricing formats on Marketplace-E, with options to buy or sell through our Buy Now, Make Offer, or Reserve Auction modelsLearn more