Construction Management

7 Websites That Have the Best Heavy Construction Equipment Sales

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Renting construction equipment  is a popular trend that’s growing in the construction industry. But rentals can only go so far—sometimes, it makes more sense to buy. According to Ritchie Bros, the five factors you should consider: your current financial situation, the cost of owning versus renting, the length of a project or job frequency, equipment availability, and fleet management and inventory control.

Heavy Construction Equipment Sales

Buying heavy construction equipment isn’t an easy purchase for many construction business owners. The purchase can be hugely expensive—even into the high five and six figures—and a risk if owners haven’t worked with the equipment before.

To help avoid some of the perils of buying heavy construction equipment, we’ve assembled a list of seven websites that offer affordable deals for new and used options.

1. Construction Equipment Guide


If you’re looking for construction auctions, look no further than Construction Equipment Guide. While you can’t bid directly on the site, Construction Equipment Guide aggregates construction equipment auctions onto a calendar page view. Potential heavy equipment buyers can then see what’s near them to bid on the product directly.

For those not in proximity to the physical auction, many of the sites that Construction Equipment Guide links to offer online bidding as well.

2. Ebay


Ebay offers a surprisingly good selection of heavy construction equipment options. The best part about the site is that it’s quick to search for exact equipment options that fit your construction firm’s needs.

Unlike the rest of Ebay, the heavy equipment section has fewer bidding options and far more “Buy It Now” sales. This is a double-edged sword; while many of these sales are offering heavy construction equipment at a reasonable price, buyers should be prudent to practice Ebay best practices and due diligence to make sure they’re getting the exact item they want at a fair cost.

3. Equipment Trader

Equipment Trader offers over 99,000 pieces of equipment in both new and used categories. Specializing in earthmoving and industrial equipment, this is a great resource especially for commercial firms.

And if you’re looking to get rid of old equipment or are a dealer, Equipment Trader is fairly easy to use to create a listing. Owners can list their equipment through their seller portal—but user be warned, there is sometimes a 72-hour waiting period because Equipment Trader verifies every listing.

4. IronPlanet

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Run entirely online and via call-center fulfillment, IronPlanet has been making waves as the “Netflix of Construction Equipment.”

The process works like this: the seller cosigns the equipment they want to sell, then IronPlanet inspects the equipment and lists it on their site. IronPlanet takes care of the marketing and eventually the asset is sold. IronPlanet boasts that most items are sold as quickly as four to six weeks. IronPlanet is easy to use, has a beautiful site, and has lots of reviews that quickly point to quality customer service.

5. Machinery Trader


Offering free listings for sellers, potential buyers, and potential renters, Machinery Trader is a great resource for anyone looking to buy heavy construction equipment without spending too much in the process. Machinery Trader also offers parts, components, and attachments at a discounted rate, along with dismantled machines for the more adventurous construction company owner.

Machinery Trader can be a little difficult to use for the end user, unfortunately. There’s no way to narrow your search down by zip code  and the basic search function leaves a lot to be desired (for example, one can only search by product number in the “Parts” section of the website).

6. Mascus


Mascus’s construction section is filled to the brim with all relevant equipment, from loaders to compressors to backhoes to tires. This site offers new and used equipment sales, along with auctions and the ability to compare equipment specs. The site is also fairly easy to navigate—equipment is neatly sorted into relevant categories such as “road construction equipment,” “farm equipment,” and “asphalt equipment.”

7. Ritchie Bros Auctioneers


Ritchie Bros, which is based out of British Columbia, is the world’s largest industrial auctioneer. They offer unreserved bids, meaning every item sells to the highest bidder, so the potential to snag a cheap piece of heavy construction equipment is pretty high.

Use their search function to first narrow down by location. Their auction calender can be filtered into two categories: Industrial Auctions and Agricultural Auctions. From there, potential buyers can be further narrowed by region, industry, equipment type, make, model auction location, year, serial number and much more, making it easy to drill-down and find a very specific item.


Buying construction equipment is a daunting and costly endeavor—it makes sense that so many construction owners are careful to pull the trigger. Check out these seven websites to make your construction equipment purchasing decisions a little easier.

For those looking to optimize their construction project management and inventory management, take a look at construction ERP and construction management software solutions as well.

Have you ever used these sites? What was your experience? Were there sites that I missed? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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About the Author

Rachel Burger

Rachel Burger

Rachel is a former Capterra analyst who covered project management.


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Comment by Matt S on is the best site to purchase Heavy Construction Equipment! They have the best magazine as well.

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Please have a look at We provide all the information about new Construction Equipment. Here you will find all the latest and updated information about all the heavy types of equipment .

Comment by Infra Bazaar on

Hello Guys,

Please have a look at We are into Sales, Auction, Rent and Valuation of Used Construction Equipment.

Sellers get the offers from buyers and negotiate with them directly without our intervention. At the other end, Buyers get regular notifications and updates about the newly uploaded products on the portal which they were looking for.


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You may also wish to check out They buy, sell and export heavy construction equipment both in the US and internationally.

Comment by Wolfgang Bühn on

Interesting list of websites where used machinery can be bought. But I doubt Ebay would be a good place for larger machines or costly equipment.
A newcomer in this market is Equippo ( This is a startup that offers more than just machines but also global delivery, money back warranty and inspected equipment.
If you are looking to purchase heavy equipment we could support with independent inspections. Regards from Germany. Wolfgang @


Comment by Jay Trevorrow on

I have 12 years experience with heavy equipment sales and don’t fully agree with some of your comments regarding some of these companies. The question I have is why you never looked at or included Ironmartonline in your research. They’re awesome. reasonable fees and user friendly. No Drama. they list it and sell it. They should be in your top 2.

Comment by Morris Vu on

Please also visit the fast growing marketplace site at http://MachineryMarketplace.NET . Sellers can enjoy unlimited free listings. Buyers can enjoy superior search engine and much much better user experience. Come back often to learn about new features.

Comment by Pradeep on

Please do visit on Provides a wide range of equipment where directly you can get connect with the Buyer.

Might be it helpful the some one.

Comment by Lisa Zalesky on

L J Equipment, LLC has machinery listed for free also.

Please visit our site.


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There is also a Machinery Marketplace where you can buy and sell your heavy equipment for free at

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there are many websites for bidding but what i feel is here, here you can find best bidding site :

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Comment by Manish Duggal on

Very helpful blog topic and its content for those planning to set up a industrial plant or factory, which will require the heavy precision tools.

Comment by Bob Grivetti on

I am the general manager for Machinery Parts Warehouse and we have a new midwest location in Peru, Illinois. We offer New, Used & Aftermarket Heavy Equipment Construction Machinery Parts Worldwide in USA with our corporate location in Miami. Please check us out at or give us a call at 844-679-7278. We will give you the best pricing on all your equipment needs or parts.

Comment by William L Garrison on

Looking for a site that parts out Case Backhoes

Comment by William L Garrison on

I am looking for a site to sell 2 pieces of heavy equipment that have been damaged in a flash fire.
Could you help me with a company–I am located in western North Carolina
William L Garrison

Comment by Rohit on

Please also visit this online company is market leader in India for Used Heavy Equipment.


Comment by James Aston on

We have recently launched a new website, It offers classified adverts at present, but will soon be offering auction listings as well. It is aimed at the machinery and industrial markets, but is also a good place for hobbyists to find items too. There are 3 different platforms to buy and sell items depending on what users are looking for. It is also a great place for buyers and sellers to get advice about what they are selling via the contact us forms.

Comment by Thierry Smith on

Thanks for this article. There are many Heavy Equipment industry website out there but only a few with good quality.

Comment by David on

Great share Rachel,
You can also list Super Groups here. Super Groups are Kubota Excavator dealer in Melbourne, Victoria for over 25 years and offer complete range of excavators, diggers, hydraulic hammers, loaders and its services.

Comment by Sanket Singh on

Thanks for sharing this informative post with us….

Comment by sujahath Shareef on

Very useful websites


Comment by Amir Narkunski on

I’ve just come across this article looking for lathes. it is very helpful and help me find what I was looking for. another site I came across and might be a benefit for other readers is
it also has major machines and a great variety of them.

thanks again

Comment by kevinallenus on

Great share,,,
I was in search of the websites that can provide me information related to the construction tools. Thanks a lot for your post
Keep sharing with us.

Comment by BAS Trucks on

Used Volvo trucks? BAS Trucks has a large stock of Volvo trucks and tractorheads. Always the best quality, lowest prices!

Comment by Jonathan Post on

How is Rock & Dirt not on here? And eBay as a heavy equipment seller? That’s a quick way to purchase questionable items.

Also, owner of Rental Power Solutions works direct with both Machinery Trader and Rock & Dirt.

Note: Ritchie Bros is the absolute best auction site though… still boggling at the idea eBay belongs anywhere on here.

Comment by Nasir Khan on

What about “Al Marwan Equipment”

Al Marwan Heavy Equipment and Machinery Trading is one of the most appreciated machinery traders and suppliers of used heavy equipment and machinery in the UAE, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Comment by Alice Eve on

This is a great article, but I’m bummed by old employer isn’t listed [sad face]. IMP Corp

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Eqdepot routinely services over 25,000 lift trucks throughout our thirteen-state area. Our more than 700 factory-trained technicians have the experience and the know-how to diagnose and repair lift trucks on-site.

Comment by Jay Trevorrow on

This is a must if your in the Market for Heavy equipment.. Rachel I would really love to talk with about your article.. 973-886-3020 Jay Trevorrow Thank You


Comment by Dakwerken Limas on

Hi Rachel, I have never used these websites, despite being in the construction industry for the past two decades. Thanks a lot for your article. Keep sharing such information.

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