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One last peek at ARA Foundation Charity Auction items

By Brock Huffstutler

February 11, 2024

This year’s ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the La Nouvelle Ballroom, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, during The ARA Show™ in New Orleans. All show attendees are encouraged to join in on this free event, which is sponsored by Ditch Witch, Mi-T-M Corp., Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America), SANY America and Trime US.

Participants can pick up a bid book at Registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2731, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 2832 or at the auction.

A wide variety of items will be up for bid at the live auction — facilitated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America). Allied Financial Solutions, a show exhibitor, is offering six-months-same-as-cash financing on any auction item purchase.

Below is a look at just a few of the many items that will be up for bid at the auction. You can browse all items up for bid and take part in pre-bidding now — and take part in a 50/50 drawing — here.

Energy Boss Hybrid Energy System

Donated by ANA

ANA, Henderson, Nev., has donated the EB25-15 Energy Boss Hybrid Energy System. The unit helps you go green on your jobsite by maximizing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions through advanced battery technology. ANA will provide training to the buyer on how to use the Energy Boss. Estimated value: $140,000.

Rock box with American flag wrapping

Donated by Trackside Solutions

Trackside Solutions, East Moline, Ill., has donated a 2.5-yd. rock box with custom American flag wrapping. The heavy-duty construction rock box features schedule 80 tube for lifting and raising, bottom-mounted skid bars to prevent wear and low-profile front wear tube for operator visibility. Estimated value: $5,500.

Steel bar cart cooler

Donated by Manitou North America

Manitou North America, West Bend, Wis., has donated a 63-qt.-capacity steel bar cart cooler with built-in bottle opener. Estimated value: $350.

Cabernet Sauvignon wine collection

Donated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America)

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America), a sponsor of the 2024 ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, has donated this six-bottle, 2014-2019 collection of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons from Silver Oak, presented in a wood collector box. Each vintage has been carefully aged in Silver Oak’s cellar since release and is insured at no cost. The wines are ready to enjoy or can be aged for years to come. Donor will offer a comparable gift depending on winner’s state restrictions. Estimated value: $750.

House of Blues New Orleans VIP package

Donated by American Rental Association

The American Rental Association is offering a special night at the House of Blues New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 7-10 p.m. Relax and enjoy the country music talents of Mitchell Tenpenny in the VIP seating section, complete with complimentary bar services throughout the entire event and easy access to nearby food areas. VIP packages are available to bid on in packages for two seats and four seats. Please note that event tickets are NOT included with this offering. Click here for information on the Tuesday Night Event and ticket availability. Estimated value: $500 (package for two); $1,000 (package for four).