Top 10 most expensive machines sold in Europe in the first half of 2023

July 5, 2023
A CAT D10R crawler dozer was among the most expensive machines sold through Ritchie Bros. in the first six months of 2023

We sell hundreds of thousands of machines, tractors and trucks every year through our auctions and our online Marketplace-E. Gigantic crawler cranes, massive dump trucks and monstrous excavators, if you can think of it, we probably sold it! Fasten your seatbelts as we navigate through Europe’s top-10 most expensive machines sold in the first half of 2023. 

1. Liebherr LR1300 lattice-boom crawler crane 

Our star for the first half of the year is this 300-tonne Liebherr LR1300 lattice-boom crawler crane, built in 2015. One of our Polish customers purchased this beauty on Marketplace-E for EUR 850.000. Did you know that on Marketplace-E – our 24/7 online marketplace with ‘Make Offer’ and ‘Buy Now’ formats – you can set a reserve price and sell from your own location or one of our yards? 

2. Liebherr HS 895 HD crawler crane 

Crawler cranes are often among the most expensive units we sell. It’s no surprise that we see another one in our top 10! Built in 2002, this 200 ton Liebherr HS 895 HD crawler crane with 51-meter boom found its new owner at our March auction in Moerdijk, The Netherlands. The lucky buyer from Malta acquired this monster for EUR 287.500.  

3. CAT 120M2 motor grader  

Motor graders are fascinating machines. With a bit more than 4.500 hours on its meter, this Caterpillar 120M2 motor grader went to a buyer from France for 273.850 EUR. This was another highlight from Marketplace-E, the Ritchie Bros. online assisted selling platform.  

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4. Volvo A30G articulated dump truck 

The first articulated dump truck on our list is this beautiful 2021 Volvo A30G. A customer from France made this amazing purchase through Marketplace-E in the UK. The winning price? 257.803 EUR. Did you know Volvo A30G articulated dump trucks have 355 horsepower?  

5. Komatsu WA500-8 wheel loader 

This massive Komatsu is the first wheel loader to make it to our top-10 list. Built in 2019, and with approximately 6.200 hours on its meter, this yellow beauty was sold through Marketplace-E in France for EUR 206.362. Great price for a great machine! 

6. CAT D6TXL crawler loader

Look at this Cat D6TXL crawler loader, another highlight of Marketplace-E in France! Built in 2017 and with its meter reading a bit more than 2.300 hours, this machine was sold to a buyer from Germany for the winning price of EUR 201.000.

7. Sandvik QI441SDHS impact crusher 

Built in 2016, this massive impact crusher from the Swedish top brand Sandvik was sold at our auction in  St Aubin Sur Gaillon (France) in May. One of our Polish customers was the winning bidder and bought the crusher for EUR 182.500. How much would you pay for this red demon?  

8. KOMATSU PC490LC-11EO hydraulic excavator 

How could this list be complete without an excavator? The winning bid of EUR 182.500 for this Komatsu  PC490LC-11EO hydraulic excavator came from a customer in Hungary during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Moerdijk, The Netherlands, in late June.   

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9. KLEEMANN MC110R EVO jaw crusher  

With EUR 153.305, this Kleemann jaw crusher comes in on the 9th place in our Top 10 list. As we are reaching the end, here is a fun fact: This unit was sold at our auction in Maltby, UK, and traveled more than 7000 kilometers away to Trinidad & Tobago to work for its new owner. At Ritchie Bros., we truly connect global buyers and sellers! 

10. MAN TGA35.440 Wumag WT610 bucket truck 

Finally, a bucket truck on the list! Built in 2008, this MAN TGA35.440 Wumag WT610 bucket truck wraps up our list for the first six months of the year. This vibrant-colored unit had 432.174 km on its meter when it was sold at the Ritchie Bros. auction in St Aubin Sur Gaillon, France, last March, for EUR 146.000.  

This list is coming to an end, but another thrilling semester just began! We have several auctions coming up with tens of thousands of equipment items for sale. Create a free account today and never miss out on a good deal! Who knows…your next equipment purchase at Ritchie Bros. might make it to our next top 10 list! 

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