While the days of the farm auction are far from over, the larger-scale auction that includes an online component is a potent way for farmers to pick up quality used equipment for their operations. The folks at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers have announced that on July 30 they'll have a large selection of late-model agricultural equipment available at an unreserved auction in Kansas City, Mo.

The site is actually in Odessa, Mo., which is east of Kansas City, and all ag and heavy equipment items are going to be sold to the highest bidder. There are no minimum bids or reserve prices in this event, and bids can be made in person at the auction site, online in real time at www.rbauction.com or by proxy, according to a company media announcement.

Ed Burchett, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, notes there's more than ag equipment on hand: "This Kansas City auction also features a great selection of industrial equipment - including three Manitowoc crawler cranes, three Link-Belt crawler cranes, four Caterpillar 950H wheel loaders and a great selection of late-model excavators…As with all Ritchie Bros. auctions, the auction is completely open to the public and all items will be sold to the highest bidders on auction day."

With more than 700 pieces of ag, construction and heavy equipment on hand for the July 30 event, bidders will have plenty of choices. Ritchie Bros. reports a few selections:

* 10 headers, including two 2010 John Deere 635F flex headers

* 9 late-model combines - including a 2008 John Deere 9770-STS

* 8 balers

* six late-model mechanical front-drive tractors including a 2011 John Deere 8630R and two 8335R machines

* four late-model 4-wheel drive tractors

* three late-model John Deere belted track tractors.

And consignments are still being accepted for this auction. Anyone looking to sell equipment at the event can contact the auction site at 816/633-4096. For more information about the auction visit www.rbauction.com.