Not every machine sold at auction is jobsite ready, like the Manitowoc 888 crawler in this video. At Ritchie Bros. auctions, the company offers a refurbishing service for sellers and buyers to transform the machine and add value to the equipment fleet. Services include:
- Inspections to determine if a machine needs any work and how much it will cost.
- Repair and replacement glass, upholstery, welding, metalwork, and light mechanical work.
- Interior cleaning and dirt, grime, and loose paint removal from the exterior with industrial pressure washers.
- Masking and sandblasting to prepare the surface of the equipment before painting.
- Painting to match the equipment to the fleet or manufacturer specifications.
- Decal replacement to make the equipment look like new.
In this time-lapse video, watch as Ritchie Bros. refurbishes a 230-ton Manitowoc 888 crawler crane at one of its auction sites.