Top 5 Biggest Ticket Construction Items of the Month: August 2012

Auction Results Comments

Ritchie Bros. held 10 unreserved industrial and agricultural equipment auctions around the world in the month of August in the US and Canada.

We sold items ranging from agricultural equipment like combines, tractors, and swathers to heavy industrial equipment like crawler tractors, hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, and more.

Below are the top 5 most expensive industrial equipment items we sold in August:

5. 2006 Caterpillar 365CL hydraulic excavator – USD $270,000

2006 Caterpillar 365CL hydraulic excavator – sold for USD $270,000 at a Ritchie Bros. unreserved auctionThis 2006 Caterpillar 365CL sold for USD $270,000 at our Sacramento, CA auction

This 2006 Caterpillar 365CL hydraulic excavator with 3,955 operating hours sold for USD $270,000 at our Sacramento, CA auction August 14.

This excavator has a 15 ft 4 in stick.

4. 2010 Bandit 3680 Beast recycler portable horizontal grinder – USD $285,000

2010 Bandit 3680 Beast recycler portable horizontal grinder – sold for USD $285,000 at unreserved auctionThis 2008 Bandit 3680 Beast sold for USD $225,000 at our Orlando, FL auction

This 2008 Bandit 3680 Beast recycler portable horizontal grinder sold for USD $225,000 at our Orlando, FL auction August 16.

This grinder recycler had 454 operating hours on it. With a 700hp engine it can process over 500 yards per hour.

3. 2007 Caterpillar 980H wheel loader – USD $282,500

2007 Caterpillar 980H wheel loader – sold for USD $282,500 at unreserved auctionThis 2006 Caterpillar 980H sold for USD$282,500 at our Aurora, IL auction

This 66,449 lb 2007 Caterpillar 980H wheel loader sold for USD $282,500 at our Aurora, IL auction August 2.

The 355hp wheel loader had 5,885 operating hours.

2. 1997 Caterpillar D10R crawler tractor – USD $400,000

1997 Caterpillar D10R crawler tractor – sold for USD $400,000 at unreserved auctionThis 1997 Caterpillar D10R sold for USD $400,000 at our Sacramento, CA auction

This 1997 Caterpillar D10R crawler tractor with a certified rebuilt powertrain sold for USD $400,000 at our Sacramento, CA auction August 14.

One of Caterpillar’s largest bulldozers, the D10R has an operating weight of 144,190 lbs and puts out 613hp. This rebuilt model had 22,798 operating hours.

1. 2010 Link-Belt HTC3140 140-ton hydraulic truck crane – USD $895,000

2010 Link-Belt HTC3140 140-ton hydraulic truck crane – sold for USD $895,000 at unreserved auctionThis 2010 Link-Belt HTC3140 sold for USD $895,000 at our Houston, TX auction

This 2010 Link-Belt HTC3140 140-ton hydraulic truck crane sold for USD $895,000 at our Houston, TX auction August 22.

The crane has a 550lb ball, 41 – 55ft 6 sec boom, 31 – 55ft jib, and had 6,213 miles on the clock.

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