Canadian and US contestants win their wheels at Ritchie Bros.
Ever since we announced our summer side-by-side contest, Win Your Wheels, back in June, the response has been nothing short of exceptional. The chance to win a brand new Kubota RTV-XG850 really grabbed the attention of our customers, so much so that we received over 1,400 entries!
The Kubota featured a 48 HP gasoline engine, CVT Plus transmission, independent front & rear suspension, idle speed control, plus has a $15,000 USD value! Perfect for tooling around your property or work site.
US winner has deep roots with Ritchie Bros.
Congratulations to Bill Ward of Puyallup, Washington – our US winner. Bill, who runs Active Construction Inc. in nearby Tacoma, is a longtime Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers customer who regularly buys and sells heavy equipment at our Chehalis, WA auction site. In fact, he's transacted over a million dollars worth of equipment over time with Ritchie Bros.!
When we contacted Bill, he said it was "awesome" to win and that he was "super-excited" to claim his prize. Judging by the photos we took of Bill and our Territory Managers in Chehalis all aboard the Kubota, we're inclined to believe him.
Canadian winners say a dream has come true
North of the border, our Canadian winners are Clarke and Diana Smith out of Winlaw, BC. Congratulations to Clarke and Diana! Winlaw is in the province's Slocan Valley and boasts a population of about 400 folks!
"Awesome! I don't think I've ever won anything," said Clarke over the phone when we contacted him. "I'm 63 now and boy it's been a dream of mine to have a side-by-side for ages. I am not kidding you!"
Clarke and Diana are what you might call old-school. The couple mailed in their entry and needed some assistance from their daughter when it came time to email a document needed to complete the prize transaction.
"We don't even have cell service," said Clarke with a laugh. "But we were going to make this happen."
uShip delivers the goods
Clarke and Diana received their side-by-side via our shipping partner uShip much earlier than expected. uShip and VeriTread make it easy for you to find the best transporters at the lowest prices. Learn more.
Still plenty of Kubota side-by-sides.
If you're looking to buy a Kubota side-by-side or any ATV, we have lots available at upcoming auctions at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, or via online channels on IronPlanet and Marketplace-E.
Register to bid online