2017's Top-5 biggest ticket used construction equipment items

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Big iron going for big money in 2017 – here’s Ritchie Bros.' Top-5

Last year Ritchie Bros. helped customers all around the world buy and sell thousands of used construction equipment items – from cranes to excavators, wheel loaders, dozers and more.

Want to see some of the top sellers from the past year, and how much these machines sold for? Check out our Top-5 big ticket construction equipment items sold at Ritchie Bros. auctions in 2017, and don’t forget you can always access auction results for the past two years when you create a free account. And as with all our onsite live auctions, every item was sold to the highest bidder on auction day; no minimum bids, no reserve prices.

1.  2013 Manitowoc 16000 crawler crane – US$2,250,000

2013 Manitowoc 16000 crawler crane sold at Ritchie Bros.

Coming in as our top selling construction equipment item for 2017 was this 2013 Manitowoc 16000 440-ton self-erecting crawler crane (lot #371) that sold at our Houston, TX auction in June 2017 for US$2,250,000!

Looking for a crane? See all cranes selling at upcoming auctions.

2. 2007 Caterpillar 637G motor scraper – AU$600,000

2007 Caterpillar 637G motor scraper sold at a Ritchie Bros. heavy equipment and truck auction.

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 this 2007 Caterpillar 637G motor scraper (lot #172) sold at our Brisbane, Australia auction in November for AU$600,000 (approx. US$460,000).

Find motor scrapers for sale in upcoming auctions.

3. 2013 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader – AU$575,000

2013 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader sold at Ritchie Bros.

This always impressive-looking 2013 Caterpillar 988H wheel loader (lot #172) sold at our Brisbane, Australia auction in August for AU$575,000 (approx. US$455,000)

Check out the selection of wheel loaders available at upcoming auctions.

4. 2011 Caterpillar D8T dozer – US$450,000

Caterpillar D8T dozer sold at a Ritchie Bros. heavy equipment and truck auction.

Up in the Mile High City of Denver, CO, this 2011 Caterpillar D8T dozer (lot #191) sold at our auction there in June for US$450,000.

See all dozers for sale at upcoming auctions.

5. 2012 Caterpillar 16M VHP motor grader – US$425,000

Caterpillar 16M VHP motor grader sold at Ritchie Bros.

At our Bozeman, MT auction in May, a Canadian buyer picked up this 2012 Caterpillar 16M VHP motor grader (lot #42) for US$425,000. Want to know what else sold for big money in 2017? 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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