Large plant equipment auction in Rockingham


Those who enjoy track racing and fast cars are probably familiar with the Rockingham motor speedway, close to Corby. The famous track is normally known for the sound of revving engines and the smell of burning rubber. But on May 9th another type of excitement is set to take place here, as auctioneer Ritchie Bros. will be selling over 600 plant equipment items in a rapid pace. Chanting auctioneers, ‘bidcatchers’ and a crowd of machinery buyers will come together and at the end of the day all lots will be sold. A large number of items featured in the auction are coming from a complete dispersal from support services and construction company Interserve. 

“On auction day we’ll have a line up of well-maintained units, many of which have low hours on the clock,” said Rupert Craven, Sales Director UK & Ireland. “Everything sells without reserve price on the day, so it will be a very interesting opportunity for equipment buyers.”

Some of the highlights of the Rockingham auction include:

  • 30+ excavators including Caterpillar 320EL and 313FL excavators
  • 30+ telehandlers including a selection of JCB 535-140 telehandlers
  • 20+ compactors including two 2016 Bomag BW120AD-5 rollers
  • A 2011 Kleemann MC110Z crawler jaw crusher
  • 280+ excavator buckets and 30+ hydraulic hammers
  • And more

The auction is open to the public and anyone can register to bid in person or live online. More details are available on

Hillhead 2018

In June, the Ritchie Bros. UK team will be exhibiting at the Hillhead tradeshow and invites anyone interested in buying and selling machinery to come over to stand RE1. For more please visit or call the UK office at (+44) 01332 819700.