Bidding Online


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In addition to being a simple, convenient, and hassle-free way to buy used equipment at auction, buyers can bid with confidence knowing the equipment they’re interested in has been inspected and there will be no surprises.

Search for equipment
Buyers can preview upcoming auctions or search equipment by type, make, and location. There’s always a good deal to be found, with new consignments every day.

Review Inspection Reports
Most equipment sold through IronPlanet has been through a rigorous inspection process, and inspection reports are posted on our Web site. Each report includes details and photos of the equipment, from general appearance through oil sample analysis. We back up the reports with our IronClad Assurance®, which guarantees that the equipment is as good as we say it is. Read more about IronClad Assurance.

To review inspection reports, you will be asked to Sign Up — it’s quick, easy, and free. Members of IronPlanet have full access to our available equipment, past auction results, and can place bids.

Before auction day, prospective buyers can place priority bids. With PriorityBid, bidders set the maximum amount they’re willing to bid and our auction system keeps them in the lead up to their maximum. Read more about PriorityBid.

On auction day, each item is on the block for a three or six minute time slot, with multiple items often on the block simultaneously. The length of the auction can extend if there is active bidding, but if there aren’t bids for the last two minutes, then no more bids are accepted and the auction ends. The highest bidder wins the auction. Read more about bidding.

Once the auction is over, IronPlanet handles all the steps of the payment process. Buyers pay into a secure account that we manage. If needed, IronPlanet can also help arrange financing and transportation. Read more about payment, financing and transportation.

Accept delivery
Once payment into the secure account is confirmed by IronPlanet, the seller releases the equipment to the buyer’s transportation company. The buyer has one business day after receipt of the equipment to report any discrepancy between the condition of the equipment received and the condition described in the inspection report, when IronClad Assurance applies. To file a claim, the buyer calls Customer Care, so we can help determine the appropriate resolution for the buyer.