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Looking for Caterpillar heavy equipment? The yellow iron lives at Ritchie Bros. auctions.

Looking for Caterpillar heavy equipment? The yellow iron lives at Ritchie Bros. auctions.

When it comes to buying and selling Caterpillar equipment, a Ritchie Bros. auction should be the first and only place you look. We've sold over 36,700 pieces of Caterpillar equipment in the last two years alone! From an unused 2011 Caterpillar 777F fuel & lube truck that sold for over a million Australian dollars to small Cat parts that can go for a couple hundred bucks, and everything in between, Cat gear lives at Ritchie Bros. auctions.

A 2011 Caterpillar 777F fuel and lube truck that sold for over a million dollars in Australia

Top 5 big ticket Caterpillar equipment that fetched big bucks.

That 2011 777F fuel & lube truck is currently our biggest selling Caterpillar item over the past two years (it sold Nov. 25, 2014 in Brisbane), but our top 5 is filled out by purchases in 2016. This year has been good for sellers when it comes to Cat yellow iron. Here's a quick look at some big ticket Caterpillar items we sold for owners in 2016.

2015 Caterpillar 587T crawler pipelayer sold in Columbus

Our Columbus 2016 auction in September was one for the record books (the biggest ever two-day U.S. auction for Ritchie Bros.). We sold 175+ crawler pipelayers, including 15 Caterpillar 583Ts for a combined US$7.6 million and 14 Caterpillar 594Hs that sold for a combined US$3.8 million. Here's one of two 2008 Caterpillar 587Ts that sold for US$700,000 each.

2015 Caterpillar 390DL hydraulic excavator sold in Minneapolis

This 2014 Caterpillar 390DL hydraulic excavator sold at our auction in the Twin Cities metropolis of Minneapolis, MN for US$670,000 in 2017.

2015 Caterpillar 390FL hydraulic excavator sold in Minneapolis

Only a couple months later, September 2016, we sold this 2015 Caterpillar 390FL hydraulic excavator in Minneapolis for US$627,500.

Caterpillar and Ritchie Bros. – strategic partners

In August, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and Caterpillar Inc. announced a strategic alliance. This pact positioned Ritchie Bros. as Caterpillar's preferred global partner for live onsite and online auctions, with respect to used Caterpillar equipment.

Read more about the Ritchie Bros. and Caterpillar alliance here.

Time's ticking on a prime time to buy and sell Caterpillar equipment

With plenty of unreserved auctions left on our 2016 calendar, there's still time to buy or sell Caterpillar equipment with Ritchie Bros. As of this writing, we have 1,400+ Caterpillar equipment items going for sale to the highest bidder at various auctions. It's a great time to get equipment off your books or buy the gear you need for the coming year. Check the currently inventory, look for an upcoming auction near you or bid online.

Caterpillar equipment on the ramp in the Ritchie Bros. auction yard

VIDEO: 2011 Caterpillar 980K wheel loader sold in Vegas

To give you a better idea of the kind of Caterpillar gear we sell, check out this video from auction in Las Vegas in March 2014.

Search Caterpillar sales and know the market

A huge selection of Caterpillar equipment will be sold at Ritchie Bros. unreserved public auctions across the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia in the next few months, as well as through EquipmentOne – our online auction marketplace. If you're looking to buy, search our inventory to view all Caterpillar equipment for sale at upcoming auctions, then be sure to create a free account. With a Ritchie Bros. account, you can search past sales, saves watch lists and get email updates, plus you can register for auctions and bid online.

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