Chilliwack is heading to the small screen in a TV series that chronicles the highstakes environment of heavy machinery auctions.
Selling Big, a 13-part half-hour series, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the fast-paced world of heavy equipment auctions. It follows the men and women who run Ritchie Bros., the world's largest seller of used heavy equipment, as they strive to beat last year's billion-dollar sales record in Canada.
The Chilliwack division of Ritchie Bros. will be featured in the 11th episode, set to air on the Cottage Life channel in early November.
In the episode, two sellers are counting on the powerhouse to bring in a healthy profit for their gear, but things go awry when an excavator stalls on the ramp during the auction action.
Throughout the series, a massive collection of heavy-duty gear like hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, crawler tractors, cranes and pipe layers is up for grabs with no reserve bids or minimum prices.
Each episode also contains an analysis of two or three pieces of machinery. A graphic animation is used to give viewers a detailed explanation of their features, specs and application on a variety of industry job sites.
The TV series was produced by Mountain Road Productions in association with Blue Ant Media.
A six-member film crew was on site at each auction to capture bidding wars, tight timelines and the mayhem that breaks out when machinery and money collide.
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