Caterpillar excavator earns highest price at equipment auction

Caterpillar excavator earns highest price at equipment auction
Nov 10, 2022

The piece of equipment sold after 243 bids Auction Report

A piece of construction equipment sold for the highest price during a recent equipment auction.

Of the 2,442 items up for sale during BigIron’s Nov. 9 event, an excavator earned the highest bid.

The 2020 Caterpillar 323 excavator from Griggsville, Ill., sold for US$220,000 (CAD$294,118) to a buyer from Pennsylvania after 243 bids.

Specs: 1,121 hours, Diesel, Water Cooled Engine, Engine Oil Level Full, Hydrostatic Transmission, Tracked, 49 Street Pads Track Shoes, Swing Brake Operational, Enclosed Cab, Heat, AC, Radio, 3 Cameras, Security System, Smart Dig System, Air Seat, Bucket Is Quest 48" Wide HD 1.7 Cu Yard Bucket With 6 J350 Teeth And Side Cutters. Manual Thumb2D Grade Control, 9’6” Stick, Remaining CAT Warranty Till 2024. Original Paint, Remaining CAT Warranty Till 12/12/2024, Or 5,000 Hours, Powertrain + Hydraulic + Technology Warranty • B Bucket Linkage • Cat Brand Manual Thumb, 30” Wide • Quick Coupler Controls And Hyd Lines Plumbed • Rear View Camera • Deluxe Cab • CAT C7.1 Engine, 175 HP • 53,800 Lb Machine Operating Weight, 31.1” Wide Track Pads.

Pieces of farm equipment also received high prices during the auction.

A 2015 John Deere 544K wheel loader from Aberdeen, S.D., sold for US$152,750 (CAD$204,180) to a buyer from Nebraska after 234 bids.

Specs: 4,103 hours, 167 HP, John Deere 2240 (Model: E6068H, Tier III Certified) 6 Cylinder Turbo Charged Engine, Diesel, Water Cooled Engine, 85.9 Gallons Fuel Capacity, 4WD, 9.62" Wheel Base, Differential Lock, Hydraulic Brakes, 20.5R25 Front Tires, 20.5R25 Rear Tires, Steel Wheels, 8.6' Bucket Width, 3 Yds Bucket Capacity, Heat, AC, Radio, Countershaft - Powershift Transmission, 4 Forward Gears And 3 Reverse Gears, Operator's Manual, Fuel Heater, John Deere Display Monitor, Spin Control, Adjustable Operator's Seat, Park Brake, Unused 2022 MDS Bucket With Ultra Grip Grapple Fork, Heated Side Mirrors, Height To The Top Of Cab Is 10.7', Hinge Pin-Max Height 13.7'.

A 2009 John Deere 8130 MFWD tractor from Wray, Colo., sold for US$126,351 (CAD$168,869) to a buyer from Oklahoma after 258 bids.

Specs: 4,969 hours, John Deere 9.0L, Diesel, 180 Gal Fuel Capacity, Block Heater, Power Shift Transmission, 16 Forward Speeds, 4 Reverse Speeds, Large 1000 PTO, Rear PTO Location, 3 Auxiliary Hydraulics, 3-Point Hitch, 380/80R38 Front Tires, 380/90R54 Rear Tire Size, Rear Duals, Starfire 6000, 2630 Monitor, Narrow Rear Tire.

A 2014 MacDon M205 windrower from Moundridge, Kan., sold for US$87,750 (CAD$117,258) to a buyer from the same state after 183 bids.

Specs: 2,246 engine hours, 1,728 header hours, 230 HP Cummins QSB 6.7L 6 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Tier 3 Engine, 3-Speed Electric Shift Hydrostatic Transmission, Hydraulic Run Crop Merger, S/N252955, 16' R85 Rotary Disc Header (SN: 249230) (1728 Hours), Steel Conditioner Rolls, Crop Gatherers , Optional Draper Header Ready W/Quick Attach Hydraulics And For Rotary Head, Reverser, Bi-Directional Operator Station W/High Speed Transport, Drive Tire 23.1-26, Steer Tire 16.5L-16.1SL, Trimble CFX-750 Auto Steer Guidance, Air Ride Power Seat, Instruction Seat, A/C (New Compressor), Heater, External Working Lights, Radio, Sunshades, Easy Access Platforms For Battery Box And Engine, New Windshield, New Rear Axle, Operator’s Manuals, NOTE: R85 Header - New Updated Steel Side Shields, Header Was Reconditioned 2021 With Many New Parts Including Turtles, Deflector Cages, 2 Skid Plates, Auger Shields, Support Dividers, Heavy Duty Head End Plates.

A 2004 Challenger MT755 tractor from Prior Lake, Minn., sold for US$63,000 (CAD$84,182) to a buyer from Ohio after 137 bids.

Specs: 6,579 hours, 290 Hp, 8.8L 6-cyl, Diesel, Water Cooled Engine, 118 Fuel Capacity, Power Shift Transmission, Large 1000 PTO, Rear PTO Location, 3 Auxiliary Hydraulics, Electro-Hydraulic Steering, Skid Steering, 3 Point Hitch, Heater, AC, Radio.

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