December 2020 report highlights multi-terrain loaders, dozers, loaders, graders, trucks, and more

VANCOUVER, BC–With its auctions 100% online due to COVID-19, Ritchie Bros. drew record buyer demand in 2020. As a result, the company’s latest Used Equipment Market Trends report is showing price inflation across all majority equipment categories. For example, U.S. truck tractor prices increased 8% over the same time period (three months ending December) in 2019.

The December 2020 Market Trends summary includes a deep dive into multi-terrain loader sales, the versatile machine used across nearly every industry. In the United States, 2020 has been a particularly strong year for multi-terrain loaders. In fact, in the first three quarters of 2020 (Jan – Sep), Ritchie Bros. sold 2,750+ multi-terrain loaders for US$64 million, which is just shy of total multi-terrain loader sales for 2019.

“Used across industry, the versatile multi-terrain loader was in high demand in 2020, with a record number of units selling through our numerous sales channels,” said Doug Olive, Senior Vice President, Pricing, Ritchie Bros. “There are a number of factors that have contributed to this record-breaking year for multi-terrain loader sales, including an uptick in residential construction, rental company fleet renewals, landscaping projects, seasonal work, and more. In the past five years, Ritchie Bros. has sold 14,000 multi-terrain loaders for US$313 million!”

To learn more about equipment and truck prices, download the December version of the Ritchie Bros. Used Equipment Market Trends summary report at The December report also includes mix adjusted used pricing indices, including a comparison chart for the U.S. Ritchie Bros. Heavy Truck Price Index and U.S. Heavy Duty Truck shipments, plus a feature section on small construction highlights.

Used Commercial Assets – December 2020 Summary Highlights
(for 3 months ending December 2020)

Equipment Category



Heavy equipment

Prices increased 2% (± 1.5%) year over year

Prices increased 2% (± 1.5%) year over year

Truck tractors

Prices increased 8% (± 1.5%) year over year

Prices increased 2% (± 1.5%) year over year

Vocational trucks

Prices increased 4% (± 1.5%) year over year

Prices increased 4% (± 1.5%) year over year

Lifting/material handling

Prices increased 1% (± 1.5%) year over year

Prices increased 2% (± 1.5%) year over year

The Market Trends application is an independent part of the suite of services within Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions (, which is a complete end-to-end asset management and disposition system. This cloud-based SaaS solution brings together a suite of tools and services to help customers better manage, analyze, and sell their assets. From any internet-enabled device, customers are able to access a complete inventory management system, data analytics and dashboards, branded e-commerce sites, and multiple external sales channels.

For more information about Market Trends, please email

About Ritchie Bros.:
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE andTSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets.

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