Where to Find Heavy Equipment and Trucks Online

Posted 07.05.2013

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If you’re working from a rural area, or just want to find the best deals possible on your next truck or heavy equipment purchase, online auctions and websites should be your first stop. Sure, you can get the equipment you need through a local dealer, but it’s worth shopping around to see what kind of price you can get by purchasing from different provinces or the United States. Here’s a roundup of a few of the places you can visit online to buy or bid on equipment and trucks.

Kijiji
While Kijiji is usually only a site you’d use to search for locally available equipment, you can search cities all over Canada. Deals can definitely be found this way, especially if you’re willing to travel to pick up the equipment or have it shipped. Look for Patron West’s exclusive ad in the heavy truck section.

BidTrader
This new site is a joint partnership between Commercialtrucktrader.com and Proxibid, a leading name in online commercial auctions. BidTrader is a timed auction site that brings together heavy equipment products, iron products, and commercial trucks under one digital roof.

Autotrader.ca
Auto Trader lets you browse heavy equipment, commercial trucks and trailers, and regular vehicles across Canada.

Ritchie Brothers
One of the biggest names in heavy equipment auctions, Ritchie Brothers is the largest industrial auction house in the world.

AuctionTime.com
SandHills Publishing has been around since 1978, and its auction site lets you contact the seller directly to discuss the specifics of the equipment before purchase without going through an intermediary, or even go to see it if you want. Auctiontime.com brings together truckpaper.com, machinerytrader.com, and tractorhouse.com.

IronPlanet.com
Iron Planet is a simple, stripped-down auction site which lets you bid on equipment from all over the world.

As with purchasing equipment from a dealer, be sure to do your due diligence before bidding on a piece of equipment or purchasing it online. A reputable auction site should make all the information you need available to you, including the equipment serial number, maintenance logs, and anything else you need to consider before purchasing. Remember that equipment purchased from these sites, unless otherwise stated, generally doesn’t come with the warranties that you would get if purchasing through a local dealer, so factor those costs into what you would save over purchasing locally.

If you need help financing a heavy equipment or truck auction purchase, Patron West has been helping businesses close these deals for years. We’ll even be a valuable resource to you if you’re purchasing from approved dealers in the States, handling customs paperwork and other pre-sale items. Contact us today to find out more.

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