Top-5 biggest ticket equipment items sold at live auctions in May

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Big machines going for big money in May – here’s Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Top-5

Last month Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers helped customers all around the world buy and sell thousands of used equipment items and trucks. With COVID-19 still affecting everyone’s lives and businesses, we switched our live auctions to 100% online in order to help keep everyone safe. Leveraging the full power of our online technologies, bidder participation surged and our sellers enjoyed the kind of results they rely on us to deliver for them

Want to see some of the top sellers from May? Check out our Top-5 big ticket equipment items sold, and don’t forget you can always contact us to sell your equipment for the best returns possible. And as with all our live auctions, every item was sold to the highest bidder on auction day; no minimum bids, no reserve prices.

1. 2018 Caterpillar 627K Motor Scraper – US$580,000

2018 Cat 627k motor scraper

Topping our list for May is this 2018 Caterpillar 627K motor scraper (lot 57) that sold online at a sale in Grand Island, Nebraska for a whopping US$580,000.

2. 2017 Caterpillar 390FL Hydraulic Excavator – US$520,000

2017 Caterpillar hydraulic excavator

Over to the South West, we sold this 2017 Caterpillar 390FL Hydraulic Excavator (lot 467) in Phoenix on May 15 for $520,000.

3. 2015 Caterpillar D9T Crawler Tractor – US$500,000

Caterpillar Crawler Tractor sold at Ritchie Bros.

At the same Phoenix auction, we sold this 2015 Caterpillar D9T Crawler Tractor (lot 72) for half a million to an American buyer.

4. 2014 Hitachi ZX870LC-5B Hydraulic Excavator – CDN$690,000

Hitachi Excavator sold at Ritchie Bros.

Our spring Edmonton auctions are massive affairs. Despite being online bidding only, this year was no exception. We sold CA$184+ million of equipment and set a new company record, registering 23,500+ people from 58 countries. This 2014 Hitachi ZX870LC-5B Hydraulic Excavator (lot 2976) was among the 10,700+ items. It sold for CDN$690,000 (approx. US$494,000)

5. 2018 Caterpillar D8T Crawler Tractor – US$410,000

Caterpillar Crawler Tractor sold at Ritchie Bros.

This 2018 Caterpillar D8T Crawler Tractor (lot 146) sold with a Mile High price tag at our Denver auction on May 19 for US$410,000.

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