$570,000 spent on unused Japanese excavator
An unused 2011 Komatsu PC800-7 hydraulic excavator was the top-selling lot at a recent Richtie Bros Auction in Dubai. The machine, which had 14 hours on the meter, sold for $580,000.
The second and third most expensive machines were also Komatsu: a 2009 Komatsu D155A-2 crawler tractor with 592 hours on the meter, and sold for US$260,000, while a 2009 Komatsu D155A-5 with 1,574 hours on the meter sold for $235,000.
Other equipment lots sold at Dubai in October included a Grove GMK3055 55-ton 6x6x6 all terrain crane, selling for $167,500, an all-terrain crane powered by a 349hp Mercedes-Benz OM501 LA six-cylinder carrier engine. The 40-ton capacity Grove came with a 9.7m-43.0m six section boom, a 360 kg three sheave block, A/C, and tilt cab, and had 11,917 hours on the meter.
Meanwhile a 2004 Caterpillar D8R crawler tractor also featured, selling for $155,000, with 16,338 hours on the meter.