Last year, Ritchie Bros. helped its customers buy and sell thousands of used equipment items around the world, from excavators to cranes to dozers.
However, some heavy equipment items sold for more — and in some case much more — than others.
Here is the auction company’s top five biggest ticket item throughout last year.
12013 Manitowoc 16000 crawler crane
Coming in as the top selling construction equipment item for 2017 was this 2013 Manitowoc 16000 440-ton self-erecting crawler crane (lot #371) that sold at its Houston, TX auction in June 2017 for US$2,250,000.
22007 Caterpillar 637G motor scraper
While cranes tend to dominate the top of the big-ticket list for the year, there were plenty of other equipment types that sold for big bucks in 2017, like the 2007 Caterpillar 637G motor scraper (lot #172) sold at Ritchie Bros.’ Brisbane, Australia auction in November for AU$600,000.
32013 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader
A 2013 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader (lot #172) sold at a Brisbane, Australia auction in August for AU$575,000.
42011 Caterpillar D8T dozer
Up in the Mile High City of Denver, CO, a 2011 Caterpillar D8T dozer (lot #191) sold for US$450,000 in June.
52012 Caterpillar 16M VHP motor grader
At Ritchie Bros.’ Bozeman, MT auction in May, a Canadian buyer picked up a 2012 Caterpillar 16M VHP motor grader (lot #42) for US$425,000.
Ritchie Bros., established in 1958 in Kelowna, B.C., is a global auction company for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks.
The company has more than 40 permanent auction sites throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
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In 2016, the auction company held 356 unreserved onsite auctions with online bidding, generating US$5.3 billion in combined gross transactional value through the sale of more than 485,000 heavy equipment items and trucks.
On May 31, Ritchie Bros. finalized the acquisition of IronPlanet, an online auctioneer, after announcing the deal the previous summer.