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Rental equipment for sale at Ritchie Bros.

Big demand for ex-rental equipment for sale at Ritchie Bros.

Whether you need excavators to dig, trucks to move or light towers and generators to light your job site, equipment rental companies are a popular choice for filling the void in short term or temporary equipment needs. When North America's leading equipment rental companies renew their fleets, they count on Ritchie Bros. to sell their outgoing inventory.

Ex-rental equipment is popular amongst our buyers as rental companies buy top-quality gear and keep them in top condition with scheduled, professional maintenance programs. And so they can offer the latest and greatest to their customers, rental companies often renew equipment every few years. That means many of their assets are primarily late-model and the depreciation has already been absorbed by the rental company.

Rental equipment for sale at Ritchie Bros.

Here's a look at some of the rental companies and most popular types of ex-rental equipment sold by Ritchie Bros.

Top rental companies Ritchie Bros. has sold for.

  • Penske
  • Herc Rentals
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • Sunstate Equipment
  • Home Depot Rental
  • United Rentals
  • Mustang Rental Services of Texas
  • The Cat Rental Store

Popular ex-rental equipment types we sell.

Amongst the thousands of ex-rental assets we sell, this comparison chart shows that ex-truck tractors are clearly the most popular ex-rental item amongst buyers. Beyond this Top 10 list, other popular ex-rental items include flatbed trucks, forklifts, air compressors, utility vehicles, dozers, pickups, wheel loaders, generator sets & light towers and more.

Rental equipment for sale at Ritchie Bros.

Regional demand for rental equipment.

Who buys the most ex-rental gear and where does it go? Here’s our top 5 buying countries and regions.

Top buying countries

Top buying states

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. Mexico
  4. Korea
  5. United Arab Emirates
  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Georgia


Rental equipment for sale at Ritchie Bros.

Who’s buying?

In all top 10 ex-rental equipment categories, Ritchie Bros. has seen increasing trends over the last several years of end-user purchasing – people who are buying the equipment to put to work for their businesses – as opposed to resellers buying the surplus stock.

Of the nearly 20,000 buyers of ex-rental equipment categories sold (approx. 56,000 items), well over half purchased only one of these items, showing a strong end-user buying pattern.

Interested in buying or selling ex-rental equipment? See our inventory and learn more here.

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