THE 6 TO 12 TONS CRAWLER EXCAVATORS IN THE LEAD!
In France, since the beginning of this year, sales of crawler excavators between 6 to 12 tons have been on the increase. January was very good (+14%). February was exceptional (+70%). We must go back to 2008 to see such a level of sales over a month. Compared to the first two months of 2018, the current market is up by 43% year to date while mini excavators have grown by 4.4% only and the excavators above 12 tons up by 3.7%. The explanation is simple: the sales to renters have increased. Compared with the same period last year, rental sales have risen by 121%, while sales to construction industry have risen by 12% over this period.