Hydraulic excavators top list of construction equipment types sold by Ritchie Bros. in 2012

Updated Feb 4, 2013

Ritchie Bros Auction

Ritchie Bros. auctioneers has published five “Top 5” lists to its website that provide a pretty interesting look at equipment trends in 2012.

Hydraulic excavators were popular among Ritchie Bros. customers this past year, coming in as the no. 1 type of construction equipment sold and the no. 1 search query at rbauctions.com at 1.1 million searches. Wheel loaders came in at no. 2 on that list of top searches, followed by truck tractors, dozers and pickup trucks.

Hydraulic excavators also finsished as the no. 3 overall equipment type sold in 2012 behind pickups at no. 1 and truck tractors.

Behind hydraulic excavators on the top 5 construction equipment types sold were walk behind compactors at no. 2, wheel loaders at no. 3, crawler tractors at no. 4 and loader backhoes at no. 5.

Caterpillar topped the auctioneer’s list of most-sold manufacturers. John Deere was at no. 2, followed by Volvo, Kensworth and Komatsu.