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June 2020

Sandhills Global’s Used Price Index Details Depreciation Curve of Heavy-Duty Construction Equipment & Trucks

LINCOLN, Nebraska — July 16, 2020



As a recent market data report from Sandhills Global illustrates, equipment never depreciates at a fixed, linear rate. Market forces, supply and demand, and equipment age all play a significant role in how quickly or slowly used equipment depreciates. Sandhills’ current report, which includes insights into the heavy equipment and commercial truck markets, as well as subscriptions to all of Sandhills’ market data reports, are available by contacting [email protected].


The used inventory on MachineryTrader.com, TruckPaper.com, TractorHouse.com, AuctionTime.com, and Sandhills’ other industry-leading websites and trade publications provide an enormous share of the data that Sandhills tracks for its analysis and reporting. This data is reflected in Sandhills’ Used Price Index.


Chart Takeaways

The accompanying charts display the depreciation curves of heavy-duty trucks (top) and construction equipment (bottom) for model years 2005 to 2007 and 2012 to 2014—both ranges notable for having higher production counts.


  • Tracking data back to 2018 and 2019, used heavy-duty trucks retained their value—and even appreciated—due to the market’s supply-and-demand forces. Model years 2012 to 2014 hovered around the -5% year-over-year value range, while model years 2005 to 2007 increased approximately 10% YOY.
  • Trucks in the model years 2012 to 2014 have a drastically larger YOY value change compared to older ranges—with a sizable drop (-28.83%) vs. almost zero YOY value change (-0.19%) for model years 2005 to 2007.
  • In the heavy-duty construction market, equipment values are currently falling faster for model years 2012 to 2014 compared to previous years (-13.84% vs. -5% to -10% range).


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