Mascus Market Report 2018

Used Construction Equipment European Sales & Demand in the First Half of 2018 is a global listing web site featuring more than 400,000 used heavy machinery and industrial vehicles for sale from 6,000 professional sellers (traders, dealers and OEMs). Additionally, Mascus builds custom mobile apps, web shops, marketing tools and various software solutions for OEMs and heavy machinery dealers.

This report aims at revealing the trends in the used construction equipment market in Europe during the first half of 2018, through a deep analysis of the demand and offer of construction machinery present on Mascus. Our conclusions are based on an average of more than 127,000 monthly used construction equipment listed for sale during this period.

Used construction equipment for sale in Europe in the first half of 2018

During the first half of 2018, a total of 107,229 used construction equipment listings located in Europe were removed from Mascus by sellers and 120,594 were added and listed for sale. We are noticing that there is a preference and higher demand for some categories of equipment compared to others. Excavators and wheel loaders are raising the highest interest, while the most popular brands remain Caterpillar, Volvo Construction Equipmentand JCB.

The below graphic shows monthly numbers for added and removed construction equipment listings on It only refers to machines located in Europe.

Construction machine listings in Europe

Total Listings on Mascus New Listings monthly Sold (Listings removed)

Best sold types & brands of equipment

Our listing service does not register final transactions between buyers and sellers, so for reporting purposes we consider a machine SOLD when it is removed as listing from Mascus by its seller.

Below you can see how many equipment items were removed between January and June 2018 for the top 10 most popular equipment types by brand.

Crawler excavators Mini excavators Telescopic handlers Wheel loaders
Caterpillar 2,920 Kubota 1,705 JCB 3,057 Volvo 2,115
Hitachi 1,665 JCB 1,308 Manitou 2,715 Caterpillar 2,082
JCB 1,397 Yanmar 831 Caterpillar 376 Komatsu 809
Volvo 1,338 Caterpillar 783 Haulotte 371 JCB 626
Komatsu 1,250 Volvo 728 Bobcat 188 Liebherr 456
Liebherr 818 Hitachi 619 JLG 140 Case 223
Hyundai 696 Bobcat 540 New Holland 132 Terex 170
Doosan 670 Komatsu 492 Genie 91 Doosan 161
Case 494 Takeuchi 392 CLAAS 61 Hitachi 160
Kobelco 441 Terex 165 Terex 60 New Holland 123
TOTAL 11,689 TOTAL 7,563 TOTAL 7,191 TOTAL 6,925


Backhoe loaders Wheel excavators Scissor lifts Articulated boom lifts
JCB 1,950 Liebherr 642 Haulotte 1,510 Haulotte 1,090
Caterpillar 652 Caterpillar 622 Genie 1,139 Genie 748
Case 435 Volvo 553 JLG 775 JLG 569
New Holland 316 Komatsu 479 Manitou 43 Manitou 273
Komatsu 193 JCB 295 JCB 4 Terex 12
Volvo 168 Case 221 New Holland 1 Renault 5
Terex 89 Hitachi 204 Terex 1 Hitachi 3
Ford 71 Doosan 185 Mercedes-Benz 0 Mercedes-Benz 2
Massey Ferguson 63 Terex 148 Ford 1
Kubota 31 New Holland 133 Iveco 1
TOTAL 3,968 TOTAL 3,482 TOTAL 3,473 TOTAL 2,704


What type of used construction equipment are global buyers looking for in Europe?

Irrespective of where the equipment or the potential buyer is located, international sales are encouraged through Mascus. During the first half of 2018 the top 10 most requested types of used construction equipment located in Europe and by buyers were:

1. Crawler excavators 6. Telescopic handlers
2. Wheel loaders 7. All terrain cranes
3. Mini excavators < 7T 8. Dozers
4. Wheeled excavators 9. Articulated dump trucks
5. Backhoe loaders 10. Midi excavators 7T – 12T


Which brands of used construction equipment are global buyers looking for in Europe?

Caterpillar remains the most popular brand followed by Volvo Construction Equipment and JCB. You can see below the top 10 ranking.

1. Caterpillar 6. Hitachi
2. Volvo CE 7. Manitou
3. JCB 8. Doosan
4. Liebherr 9. Kubota
5. Komatsu 10. Atlas Copco


Our data can provide us with valuable information in regards to the location of the highest demand for used equipment in Europe. Although as expected, the demand comes mostly from West European countries, Finland and Sweden are also a good demand pool in the North, while Poland comes in on third place. Interestingly, buyers from United States are a rather significant faction of the demand for construction equipment located in Europe.

See below top 10 countries with the highest demand for equipment located in Europe.

1. United Kingdom 6. Sweden
2. Germany 7. Netherlands
3. Poland 8. France
4. Spain 9. Italy
5. United States 10. Finland


Source: Mascus International B.V.

Authors: Ana Maria JURCA (Communication Specialist at Mascus) & Gauthier DOMINICY (Chief Marketing Officer at Mascus)

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