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Values Still Rising on Late-Model Used Sleeper Trucks, Dozers, and High-Horsepower Tractors

LINCOLN, Nebraska — November 24, 2021

As supply chain disruptions continue to hinder the production of new commercial trucks, construction machinery, and agricultural equipment, prices are likewise continuing to climb. A new Sandhills Global Market Report examines both the larger trends among heavy-duty sleeper trucks, dozers, and high-horsepower (300-HP or greater) tractors within Sandhills Global marketplaces as well as price and inventory trends specific to late-model machines within those markets.

The key metric used in this reporting is the Sandhills Equipment Value Index (EVI). Buyers and sellers can use the information in Sandhills EVI to monitor equipment markets and maximize returns on acquisition, liquidation, and related business decisions.

Chart Takeaways

Sandhills Market Reports highlight the most significant changes in the used heavy-duty truck, construction equipment, and farm machinery markets. Each report includes detailed analysis and charts that help readers visualize the data. The latest report demonstrates that late-model equipment continues to push values higher in each of these three industries.

U.S. Used Heavy-Duty Sleeper Trucks

  • The Sandhills EVI for used sleeper trucks indicated a 74.2% year-over-year auction value increase to $56,000 in October. Asking values also continued their upward trend with a 59.6% YOY gain over October 2020 to $67,000 in October 2021.
  • Late-model sleeper trucks in the 0- to 5-year age group have seen a $40,000 increase in average asking values in the past year, representing 57.0% YOY growth. Driving this rise is the ongoing drop in inventory levels with 58.1% YOY fewer units available on average.

U.S. Used Dozers

  • Auction values for the used dozer market posted a 16.4% YOY upswing to $112,000 in October 2021. At the same time, the Sandhills asking EVI for dozers rose 8.0% YOY to $150,000.
  • Dozers in the 0- to 5-year age group have witnessed a $46,000 (20.4% YOY) jump to $270,000 in average asking value. During the same October 2020 to 2021 period, late-model dozer inventory levels fell off by 34.4%, driving prices upward.

U.S. Used Tractors 300 Horsepower and Greater

  • The Sandhills EVI for the high-horsepower (300-HP and greater) tractor category charted a 13.9% YOY value increase to $191,000 within the auction market. The asking EVI YOY variance for big tractors showed 10.6% growth over October of 2020, reaching $223,000.
  • Late-model tractors in inventory decreased by 41.3% in the October 2020 to 2021 time period. This contributed heavily to a $46,000 improvement in tractor average asking values, representing a 14.8% YOY gain.

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About the Sandhills Equipment Value Index

The Sandhills Equipment Value Index (EVI) is a principal gauge of the estimated market values of used assets—both currently and over time—across the construction, agricultural, and commercial trucking industries represented by Sandhills Global marketplaces, including,,,, and other industry-specific equipment platforms. Powered by FleetEvaluator, Sandhills’ proprietary asset valuation tool, Sandhills EVI provides useful insights into the ever-changing supply-and-demand conditions for each industry.