Heavy Machinery Auction Shipping in 2023: What You Need to Know

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Written by Trusted Dispatch

April 16, 2022

One of the best places to find heavy machinery and farm equipment is at auction sites, and there are many great auction houses across Western Canada. The prevalence of accessible websites and easy-to-use online auction systems makes it possible to participate in auction events no matter your location. As long as you can arrange payment and shipping, you can attend an auction anywhere in North America. 

Some auction companies have in-house transport services, but with limitations on the geographical distance they will ship and their scheduling, and some won’t transport across the Canada-US border. If you need to send a heavy haul from an auction to a location in North America, Trusted Dispatch is your trusted shipping company. 

Shipping Quotes and Estimates

We offer shipping estimates on our website and through our free mobile app in a quick, 3-step process. Tell us your pick-up and drop-off locations along with the specs of your shipment, and you’ll instantly receive your free shipping quote. Our services are designed to help you connect with professional drivers while charging fair rates that eliminate the need for third-party charges and unnecessary mediators. Once you post your shipment to our load board and a driver accepts the haul, we’ll send you a notification. From there you can review the driver profile and pre-pay the shipping to confirm the shipment. Once that is complete, you’ll be place in direct contact with the driver to share any additional details and make final arrangements for the pick-up time. 

Auction Opportunities

In the digital age, the options for participating in auctions have radically changed. Many companies will host on-site live auctions, online sales, and time-limited events. These opportunities make it possible to take part in auctions anywhere in North America. The main consideration is shipping. Trusted Dispatch makes the shipping portion easy so you can focus on finding the right piece of equipment, no matter where it’s located. That being said, the closer to home you find your equipment, the easier it is to get it shipped in a relatively quick time frame. If you’re looking for an auction that specializes in farm equipment or heavy machinery, here are some of the top companies in Alberta. You might just find that machine you’ve been longing for. 

Auction Companies in Alberta

Many great auction houses in Alberta and Western Canada feature heavy equipment and trucks, farm machinery, and industrial equipment —all items that Trusted Dispatch drivers have extensive experience in shipping. Here are some of the most popular auction houses in Alberta, where you’ll find great selections of used equipment and machinery for both buyers and sellers. 

Michener Allen Auctioneering

Trusted Dispatch is the preferred shipper for all Michener Allen auctions. With locations in Calgary and Edmonton, this auction house features construction equipment, heavy machinery, and farm equipment. Visit their website to see their inventory

Ritchie Bros Auctions

With multiple locations across the province, Ritchie Bros hold regular auctions where you can buy and sell heavy equipment and machinery across many industries, including construction, drilling and mining, farming, agriculture, asphalt and concrete, and more. Browse their website to out when the next auction goes live in a city or town near you. 

Global Machinery Auctions

Based in Nisku, this auction company specializes in used construction equipment, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, oilfield equipment, cranes, road equipment, and attachments. Whether you are buying or selling, you can learn more about their process here

Lindstrand Auctions

This full-service auction house is located in Camrose and advertises farm equipment and commercial vehicles in their auctions. Visit their website to learn more

Lenmark Industries

Specializing in heavy machinery, oil and gas, construction, forestry, aggregate, and mining equipment and machinery, this auction company has a site in Leduc. Visit their website to learn more about their buying and selling process

Foothills Equipment Liquidation Company

This Edmonton auction house handles everything from office furniture to farm machinery to heavy equipment. Find out when their next auction runs here

Kastner Auctions

This company handles farm equipment, heavy industry, and construction based in Edmonton and Lethbridge. Find out more here

Team Auctions

Operation in Drayton Valley, Taber, and Fairview. This auction company offers on-site consignment sales as well as farm equipment sales that are off-site. Learn more about their upcoming auctions

Graham Auctions

This Calgary auction company offers a variety of construction equipment and heavy machinery. Visit their website to learn more about upcoming auctions and items. 

Century Auctions

With offices in Calgary, Foothills, and Fort Saskatchewan, this company hosts auctions across Western Canada, including various types of equipment and machinery, depending on the auction. Visit their website to learn more. 

GD Auctions

This auction house liquidates commercial and industrial equipment, including machinery and equipment in the agriculture and construction sectors. Learn more on their website

How to Ship Auction Items

Trusted Dispatch is here to serve you if you need to ship heavy machinery, farm equipment, or industrial machines to or from an Alberta auction site. Our professional drivers will securely deliver your used item to the auction location or deliver your purchase to your home. All you need to do is use our convenient 3-step system to enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and load dimensions, and you’ll receive a free quote instantly. When you confirm and post your load, our drivers will take care of the rest. Check out our recent loads to see our professional drivers in action

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