2018's Top-5 biggest ticket used construction equipment items

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Top 5 construction equipment at Ritchie Bros.

Big iron going for big money in 2018 – 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. in 2018, and don't forget you can always access selling prices 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. 2006 Manitowoc 16000 440 ton self-erecting crawler crane – US$1.5 million

2006 Manitowoc 16000 crawler crane sold at Ritchie Bros.

Coming in as our top selling construction equipment item for 2018 was this 2006 Manitowoc 16000 440-ton self-erecting crawler crane (lot # 3699V) that sold at our big Orlando, FL auction in February for US$1,500,000.

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

2. 2003 Demag AC700 700 ton all terrain crane – €1.07 million

2003 Demag AC700 700 ton all terrain crane sold at a Ritchie Bros. heavy equipment and truck auction.

In the number two spot for 2018 was this 2003 Demag AC700 700 ton 18x8x16 all terrain crane (lot #502) that sold at our September auction in Moerdijk, the Netherlands to a buyer from United Arab Emirates for €1,070,000 (approx. US$1.25 million).

3. Two 2017 Caterpillar 627K motor scrapers – US$1.44 million

2017 Caterpillar 627K motor scrapers sold at Ritchie Bros.

Although cranes tend to dominate the top sellers in any year, there were plenty of other types of equipment that brought in big bucks in 2018, like these 2017 Caterpillar 627K motor scrapers. We sold two of them (lot #163 & 164) for a combined US$1,440,000 at our Denver, CO auction in August.

Check out the selection of scrapers available at upcoming auctions.

4. 2012 Hitachi EX1200-6 hydraulic excavator – US$675,000

2012 Hitachi EX1200-6 hydraulic excavator sold at a Ritchie Bros. heavy equipment and truck auction.

We sold this 2012 Hitachi EX1200-6 hydraulic excavator (lot #614) at our two-day March auction in Fort Worth, TX for a Texas-sized price of US$675,000.

See all excavators for sale at upcoming auctions.

5. 2006 Caterpillar D10T dozer– US$575,000

2006 Caterpillar D10T dozer sold at Ritchie Bros.

Also at our March auction in Fort Worth, TX - this 2006 Caterpillar D10T dozer (lot #339) sold for a solid US$575,000. Want to know what else sold for big money in 2018? 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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