Associated Equipment Distributors
2014 AEDF Auctions

Ritchie Bros. Live Auction at The AED Summit
Friday, January 17, 2014
Houston, TX; Hilton Americas Houston

Please contact Rebecca Rakers at 630-468-5113 to donate an item.

Auction Items

Exciting Adventures and Vacations
Canadian Fishing By Invitation Only
Donated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

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Sharpen your hooks for this and your guest will experience outstanding Pacific Salmon fishing for three days and two nights at Warm Springs Resort, located at the head of Bute Inlet on the private Stuart Island, British Columbia, Canada. Think of the excitement of hooking a large salmon on the open seas with the help of a world class guide. Imagine being pampered by an attentive staff while enjoying amazing meals skillfully prepared by a professional chef. Experienced guides, fishing equipment, sleeping accommodation and meals are included for you and a guest.

Value: Priceless

Hunting at Big Oak Plantation - 2 Days for 4 Guests
Donated by IronPlanet

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If you are a discerning upland bird hunter who wants a truly authentic plantation-style quail hunt and who enjoys the finer things in life, you will love the experience on the 1,350 acre Big Oak Plantation, just south of Atlanta, Georgia. Your gun and shells will be provided. The package also includes the best in Southern hospitality with spacious accommodations at comfortable Big Oak Lodge and three meals a day. You may also enjoy the challenging skeet range, one of the stocked fishing ponds, or playing a round of golf on the Par-3 course.

Valued at approximately: $4,000.00

Bermuda Golf Package for Two
Donated by Caterpillar and Caterpillar Financial

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Package Includes:
  • Five (5) Nights Hotel Accommodations at the Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa (Double Occupancy) a top rated hotel in Paget, Bermuda
  • One Round of Golf for Two on the 18-hole Belmont Hill Golf Course
  • One Round of Golf for Two on the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed Port Royal Golf Course, Home of the PGA Grand Slam
  • Couples Swedish Massage at the Soothing Newstead Spa
  • Two (2) American Airlines Flight Certificates for Roundtrip Coach Travel Between the Contiguous 48 United States & Canada and the Caribbean (Airline Taxes & Fees May Apply)

Valued at approximately: $5,000.00

Weekend as an Astronaut for Two
Donated by WTP Exchange

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Train like an astronaut! Sit at the controls of the space shuttle, experience space shuttle mission simulation, and perform hands-on space exploration activities.

Package includes:
  • Day One: Group lunch with a veteran astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex followed by a guided tour led by trained space experts
  • Day Two: Group astronaut training experience at Kennedy Space Centre
  • Enjoy two (2) nights hotel accommodations at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach, Florida (two-bedroom suite)
  • Two (2) American Airlines flight certificates for roundtrip coach travel within the contiguous 48 United States and Canada (airline taxes & fees may apply)
Minimum age: 7 // all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Valued at approximately: $3,000.00

2014 NASCAR Package at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Donated by Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc.

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Start your engines, NASCAR fans! Don’t miss out on this racecar speedway weekend event for two. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a behind the scene view of the race and the pit area. Join in on The Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA at Atlanta Motor Speedway - home to NASCAR Night Racing! One of the most exciting weekends on the NASCAR schedule will keep capped by 500 miles of breathtaking racing on Atlanta's thrilling and challenging surface!

Atlanta Motor Speedway is located in Hampton, GA, approximately 20 miles south of Atlanta. It is a 1.54 mile quad-oval track and is known as one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR.

This package includes:
    2 Hot Pitt Passes for Saturday and Sunday’s night race Access to the pit area during the driver practice and qualifying rounds in addition to being there during the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races 2 night hotel stay in a local hotel

Valued at approximately: $3,000.00

Tickets to the Gehl Club at Miller Park
Donated by Manitou Americas

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Winner will enjoy four tickets to the Gehl Club at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI, named one of the top five luxury areas in all of baseball by Forbes Magazine. Tickets are good for most select games during the 2014 season allowing you to pick which game works best for your schedule. The Club features an open-air patio design on three different levels with a variety of seating options. It boosts an all-inclusive fantastic buffet including two carving stations, fresh fruit, cheese and salad station, dessert station, nacho and ball park food station prepared just for Club members.

The tickets also include two ice cold beers or two glasses of house wine. The Gehl Club is an area at Miller Park on the 3rd base line in left field, offering two bar areas, a lounge, and multiple large screen LCD TV's and sitting areas. The Club overlooks the field and offers a wonderful view of the game while relaxing at the tables or stadium seats in the Club. It is an experience you will not soon forget. Package also includes four Gehl branded hats.

Valued at approximately: $500.00

Orlando Retreat
Donated by Gorilla Hammers, Inc.

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Take your family on a Disney vacation. You and your guests will enjoy a four night stay in three bedroom/three bath villa. Experience the upscale luxury of Reunion® Resort vacation villas located less than 6 miles from Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Villa is complete with private balconies with resort views. Enjoy access to Reunion’s exclusive world- class resort amenities featuring a 5-acre water park, full-service spa, infinity resort pool, hot tubs, game room, outdoor billiards, tennis center, fitness center and on-site fine and casual dining.

Experience signature Orlando golf at one of Reunion's three 18-hole championship golf courses: The Legacy™ by Arnold Palmer, The Independence™ by Tom Watson and The Tradition™ by Jack Nicklaus. Package includes one round of golf at one of the Reunion courses.

*Some blackout dates may apply.

Valued at approximately: $3,000.00

Legendary Golf
The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta - 2 tickets to final 2 days of the Masters.
- 1 Local Hotel Room for 3 nights at a 3-star hotel
- 2 Hospitality Passes

Donated by Komatsu America Corp.

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You and a friend will attend the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National, golf's most prestigious event. Since 1934, it has played host to the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf. It is currently ranked the number one course in Golf Digest's list of America's 100 greatest courses. Your package also includes a 5-Star Hospitality Experience including:
  • A hospitality facility featuring southern charm and a country club feel with 8,000 square feet of patios and veranda 50 yards from gate 9 main gate.
  • Breakfast Buffet served from 7-10:30 with Select Coffees, Cappuccinos and Cocoa and an elegant multi course luncheon.
  • 12 plasma screen TVs broadcasting news, sports, and network tournament coverage throughout the week.
  • Premium complimentary Cigars.
  • Wi-Fi internet service throughout the club and private business center featuring 3 workstation/computers with high speed internet access.
  • Afternoon Hors D'Oeurves.
  • Premium Open Bar from Sun-Up to 30 minutes after the last putt.
  • Pairings Sheets and Augusta Magazine Guide.
  • 3-hole putting course, provided by Southwest Greens.
  • Your Golden Platter Sports Event Management Team On Site.

Valued at approximately: $5,000.00

Kingsmill Golf Weekend in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia
Donated by Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.

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Spend a weekend at a championship golf resort in Virginia – Kingsmill Resort & Spa. Located in historic Williamsburg, Va. along the James River, Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Va., is the annual host of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship each May. You and three guests will stay in a two-bedroom, course-side condominium and enjoy Kingsmill's unparalleled Southern hospitality and fastidious service in a breathtaking setting.

  • Package includes overnight accommodations for two nights and one round of golf each day for four people on both the River and Plantation Courses.
  • Airfare not included.

Valued at approximately: $2,500.00

Beautiful Jewelry
Sapphire & Diamond Pendant Necklace
Donated by BLS Enterprises, Inc.

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For sapphire lovers, look no further. The majestic 1.35 carat pear-shaped sapphire is edged with sparkling diamond rounds in a classic and elegant style. Finished with a polished 14 karat white gold necklace.

Valued at approximately: $900.00

A Case of Exquisite 1989 Château La Dominique Wine
Donated by Bomag

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Tasting La Dominique is an exquisite experience for the senses. The 1989 vintage has been noted as one of the best years for Château La Dominique. Red and black fruits mingle in a bouquet of subtle aromas, underpinned by a rich, concentrated tone. Its fullness and length in the mouth, with soft tannins, give the wines of Château La Dominique their unique character which is recognized the world over, that harmonious alliance of the velvety power of Saint-Emilion and the vigour of Pomerol. La Dominique shares absolutely the same conditions as Cheval Blanc, one of the best wineries in the region. The Chateau La Dominique is a Fayat company. Bomag is also under the Fayat umbrella.

Valued at approximately: $5,000.00

"Wine Locker Stuffer" - Assortment of Fine Wines
Donated by Ajax Tool Works, Inc.

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2010 Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir
The Pinot Noir is surprisingly juicy for the vintage. Black cherries, spices and flowers burst from the glass in this deep, expressive Pinot. The wine reveals gorgeous depth and purity all the way through to the resonant finish.

2009 Kistler "Parmelee Hill Stone Flat Vineyard" Chardonnay
The 2009 Chardonnay Parmelee-Hill Stone Flat Vineyard is one of the more structured, mineral-driven wines in this lineup. It shows marvelous focus and length in an energetic style that is immensely appealing. This head-spinning Chardonnay boasts tremendous integration of fruit, acidity and overall textural elegance.

2009 Continuum Proprietary Red Spectator; 2 bottles
Sleek and understated, making its mark with firm, dense, tightly wound espresso, dried berry, crushed rock and black licorice flavors, with a finish that emphasizes the loamy earthiness. The tannins are firm and well-integrated. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. 2,500 cases made

2007 Coup Du Foudre; 2 bottles
Coup De Foudre really is a stunning Cabernet, soft and complex, rich in blackberry and chocolate fruit, and irresistibly delicious. Somehow they have made a wine that's powerful and opulent and impossibly rich, yet maintains and almost weightless elegance.

Laurent-Perrier "Grand Siecle" Champagne
Selection Laurent-Perrier's prestige cuvee is always non-vintage, a blend of top years. The latest bottling is so elegant, definitely maturing from bottle aging and older vintages in the blend, but still worthy of aging in itself. It is dry, in the L-P style, but has richness, an intense pink grapefruit character, hints of cilantro, the final acidity a great shaft of light.

A.E. Dor's Grande Champagne Cognac
Fom A. E. Dar's numbered Vieilles Reserves series. No.7 is a rich and leathery Cognac that has been matured for at least 35 years.

Valued at approximately: $1,400.00

Brad Burns Commissioned Art Work
Donated by J. Smith Lanier & Co.- Eddy Kilman and
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

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Artist Brad Burns will create a commission piece of art work. Package includes 40 x 30 inch art work along with shipping directly to the winner, insured and professionally packaged, ready to hang. Give Brad one or more photographs and he will design a custom piece just for you.

About the artist: Veteran fine arts painter Brad Burns captures images of industry equipment through construction art. His construction art portfolio includes more than 300 paintings, which can be found in office installations throughout the United States and abroad. He has created the largest fine art resource for construction-related art in the world. Brad’s work has been showcased at World of Concrete.

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Valued at approximately: $2,500.00

Extreme Comfort
IRON HORSE Seating™ 1000, High Back Executive Chair
Donated by United Group, Industrial Seats Div.

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Trimmed in Deluxe European Leather, this executive chair features a deluxe comfort headrest, comfort tilt-up armrests and heavy duty polished aluminum base. IRON HORSE Seating™ products feature the latest ergonomic designs for comfort and commercial grade components for durability. The chair features a 10-year frame warranty, 5-year component and armrest warranty, and 3-year cushion and trim warranty. Treat yourself to extreme comfort – built to last.

Valued at approximately: $3,300.00

Deluxe Apple Package with iPad Air & iPad Mini
Donated by LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A. LLC

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This collection includes the iPad Air- 128 GB with WiFi capability and an iPad Mini- 128 GB. The iPad Air is unbelievably thin and light. And yet it's so much more powerful and capable. With advanced wireless, and great apps for productivity and creativity, all integrated with iOS 7, iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. The iPad mini with Retina display is amazing with higher resolution than an HDTV. It's stunning; on a whole new scale.

Valued at approximately: $1,700.00

See an item you can't live without? Simply come to the Live Auction at the Ritchie Bros. Reception at the 2014 AED Summit's on Friday evening, January 17 in Houston, TX. You or your representative must be present to bid. Bring either cash or a credit card, choose your favorite item, and get in the game!

The Foundation's events benefit our professional education programs, including the only management certification in the construction equipment industry. Monies raised from this program will be used to update, improve and expand the AED University programs. Please contact Rebecca Rakers at 630-468-5113 to donate an item.