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T.J. Lambrecht items going up for auction

Morris location part of group effort to sell heavy equipment

A crawler tractor crosses the ramp in front of a crowd of seated bidders in one of the Ritchie Bros. auction theaters. Most mobile equipment is driven over a ramp in front of a crowd of bidders.
A crawler tractor crosses the ramp in front of a crowd of seated bidders in one of the Ritchie Bros. auction theaters. Most mobile equipment is driven over a ramp in front of a crowd of bidders.

CHICAGO — Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, will sell hundreds of heavy equipment items for Chicago-based T.J. Lambrecht Construction at several upcoming unreserved public auctions, including: Fort Worth, Texas (Dec. 4-5); Morris, (Dec. 12) and Kansas City, Mo. (Dec. 13).

Every item will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price — without minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids at each auction can be made in person, online in real time at or by proxy.

T.J. Lambrecht Construction is a member of the Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 400 contractors and one of the largest heavy civil contractors in the United States. The company is winding down operations and Ritchie Bros. will conduct the dispersal of more than 250 well-maintained heavy equipment items from its quality fleet, including a large selection of articulated dump trucks, crawler tractors, motor scrapers, pull scrapers, hydraulic excavators, motor graders, truck tractors and more.

“T.J. Lambrecht has always taken great pride in its fleet and has maintained it in a manner to assure its utmost dependability and performance in the field,” said Dan Klingberg, president, T.J. Lambrecht Construction, Inc. “We feel strongly that this fleet is second to none and are confident that its value will be recognized by our peers in the industry. By teaming with Ritchie Bros., we are confident that we have the best possible partner to market and communicate these attributes to all potential buyers worldwide.”

With more than 60 years in both the private and public sectors, T.J. Lambrecht has grown its fleet of equipment and completed a range of complex projects that have built its reputation as one of the top heavy civil contractors in the industry. Project highlights for T.J. Lambrecht include the Chicago O’Hare International Airport Modernization Program, the Texas Motor Speedway, the Arcadia Lake Dam and a wide range of other projects in the transportation, site development, environmental, water resources and design-build markets.

All the information about the equipment dispersal from T.J. Lambrecht Construction can be found at Anyone interested in the equipment is welcome to visit the auction sites to inspect and test the equipment prior to the auction (contact the auction site for hours of operation). If unable to visit the site in person, interested bidders can view high-resolution photos, get detailed equipment information and register to bid online in the auctions at

Equipment highlights at upcoming Ritchie Bros. auctions featuring T.J. Lambrecht equipment, include:


DAY: Tues., Dec. 4, - Wed., Dec. 5

START TIME 8 a.m. (Central Time)

AUCTION LOCATION: Ritchie Bros.’ Fort Worth auction site (6050 Azle Ave., Lakeworth, TX 76135)
Site phone: 1-817-237-6544

AUCTION ITEMS: More than 100 T.J. Lambrecht equipment items, including: Five 2007 Caterpillar 631G motor scrapers; a 2011 Caterpillar 329D hydraulic excavator.


DAY: Wednesday, Dec. 12

START TIME: 8 a.m. (Central Time)

AUCTION LOCATION: Ritchie Bros.’ Chicago auction site (2400 Ritchie Road, Morris, IL 60450)
Site phone: 1-815-941-6400

AUCTION ITEMS: More than 120 T.J. Lambrecht equipment items, including:  Six 2008 Caterpillar D6T LGP crawler tractors; five 2007 and six 2005 Caterpillar 740 6x6 articulated dump trucks.


DAY: Thursday, Dec. 13

START TIME: 8 a.m. (Central Time)

AUCTION LOCATION: Ritchie Bros.’ Kansas City auction site (1800 W. Old 40 Hwy., Odessa, Mo. 64076)

SITE PHONE: 1-816-633-4096

AUCTION ITEMS: More than 15 T.J. Lambrecht equipment items, including: A 2011 Caterpillar 329DL hydraulic excavator; a 2009 Caterpillar D8T crawler tractor.

“We are very proud to be conducting the dispersal for one of the nation’s top heavy civil contractors,” said Kieran Holm, vice president, sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “T.J. Lambrecht’s resume is well known across the nation for the complexity of their projects and quality of the work they deliver. This work is reflected in the high-quality fleet of heavy construction equipment they maintain.”

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