2016’s Top-5 biggest used construction equipment sales

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Big machinery going for big prices in 2016 – here's Ritchie Bros.' Top-5

Last year Ritchie Bros. helped customers buy and sell thousands of used construction equipment items. From big ticket cranes to excavators, wheel loaders, dozers and more – we helped move a lot of iron!

Want to know what these big ticket machines cost? We're going to give you our Top-5 big ticket construction equipment items sold at Ritchie Bros. auctions in 2016, but don't forget you can always access auction results for the past two years when you create a free account. And of course, every item was sold to the highest bidder on auction day; no minimum bids, no reserve prices.

1. 2014 Liebherr LTM1200-5.1 all-terrain crane – US$1,230,000

 2014 Liebherr LTM1200-5.1 all terrain crane sold at Ritchie Bros.

The sky was the limit for pricing on cranes in 2016. We sold this 2014 Liebherr LTM1200-5.1 200 ton 10x6x10 all terrain crane (lot # 593) at our big, two-day Fort Worth, TX auction in September for a whopping US$1,230,000. It was the biggest selling construction item at a live Ritchie Bros. auction in 2016. We also sold its larger cousin, the 2014 Liebherr LTM1130-5.1 130 ton 10x6x10 all terrain crane, at the same auction for $1,125,000.
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2. 2014 Caterpillar 390DL hydraulic excavator – US$670,000

This Caterpillar excavator sold in Minneapolis.

This 2014 Caterpillar 390DL hydraulic excavator (lot #518) was sold at our June 2016 auction in Minneapolis, MN, USA for US$670,000. The Twin Cities was a hot spot for big ticket excavators in 2016. We also sold a 2015 Caterpillar 390FL hydraulic excavator for US$627,500.

3. 2013 Caterpillar D9T dozer – CA$725,000 (US$550,494)

2013 Caterpillar D9T dozer

When it comes to Alberta, Canada, our Edmonton auction yard is usually the marquee location for big ticket buying and selling. But in 2016 our Grande Prairie, AB auction site had some hefty returns for sellers. This 2013 Caterpillar D9T dozer (lot #224) sold during our October 6 auction for CA$725,000 (approx. US$550,490).

Check out the selection of dozers available at upcoming auctions.

4. 2009 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader – US$490,000

2009 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader sold at Ritchie Bros.' Los Angeles auction.

Our Los Angeles, CA live unreserved auction on July 22 was a massive event with more than 2,600 pieces of equipment sold. This 2009 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader (lot 95) led the construction equipment category, selling for US$490,000.

5. 2014 Caterpillar 623K elevating motor scraper – US$482,582 (AUS$640,000)

Caterpillar 623K elevating motor scraper for sale at Ritchie Bros.

At one of two auctions we conducted in Australia in September, this late-model 2014 Caterpillar 623K elevating motor scraper (lot #142) sold at our Brisbane, Australia auction. Want to know what else sold for big money in 2016?Find out when you sign in or create a free account to see prices for items sold at Ritchie Bros. auctions in the past two years.

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Used construction equipment prices: 5 big ticket items October 2016.

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