Exclusive data reveals most popular used trucks


Specialist vehicles – including vacuum tankers, beavertails, fire trucks, cherry pickers and hooklifts – registered the biggest year-on-year (YoY) increases in enquiries on Australia’s leading transport and machinery classifieds network in the period January 1–October 31, exclusive new data reveals.

 

Almost 4,000 trucks – from beavertails to water carriers – are currently advertised for sale across the network comprising BusNews.com.au, Fullyloaded.com.au, OwnerDriver.com.au, TradeTrucks.com.au, TradeEarthmovers.com.au, TradeFarmMachinery.com and TradePlantEquipment.com.au.

Off the back of a 13.75 per cent increase in enquiries and 12.82 per cent lift in searches across all truck types, enquiries on vacuum tankers jumped 500 per cent (and searches +30.75 per cent) in the period compared to the same time last year; ahead of beavertails (+182.35 per cent in enquiries; +21.38 per cent in searches), fire trucks (+114.28 per cent in enquiries; +6.28 per cent in searches), cherry pickers (+112.5 per cent in enquiries; -8.36 per cent in searches), and hooklifts (+112.5 per cent in enquiries; -3.2 per cent in searches).

Rounding out the top 10 were dual cabs (+79.16 per cent in enquiries; -8.93 per cent in searches), concrete mixers (+47.82 per cent in enquiries; -9.31 per cent in searches), pantechs (+42.78 per cent in enquiries; +25.27 per cent in searches), tippers (+30.35 per cent in enquiries; +31.47 per cent in searches), refrigerated (+28.8 per cent in enquiries; +19.4 per cent in searches), and cab chassis (+19.08 per cent in enquiries; +0.85 per cent in searches).

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STAR SHINES BRIGHT WITH BUYERS

Mercedes-Benz, meanwhile, notched up the biggest YOY growth in enquiries in the period, the data reveals.

Off the back of a 13.48 per cent increase in enquiries and 0.81 per cent lift in searches across all truck brands, the Daimler brand experienced a 64.58 per cent jump in enquiries (despite a 23.43 per cent dip in searches) in the period.

Despite suffering a 12.89 per cent drop in searches, Ford registered the second-highest increase in enquiries (+38.09 per cent); ahead of Hino (+31.20 per cent in enquiries; +11.79 per cent in searches), Fuso (+30.6 per cent in enquiries; +16.86 per cent in searches), and Mack (+29.05 per cent in enquiries; -5.65 per cent in searches).

Rounding out the top 10 were Scania (+27.78 per cent in enquiries; -12.05 per cent in searches), Freightliner (+16.55 per cent in enquiries; +2.59 per cent in searches), Iveco (+14.63 per cent in enquiries; -11.28 per cent in searches), Isuzu (+11.66 per cent in enquiries; +8.19 per cent in searches) and Mitsubishi (+11.46 per cent in enquiries; -32.31 per cent in searches).

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ENGINE ENQUIRIES POWER AHEAD

Besides trucks, powertrains, light commercial vehicles and buses experienced the biggest YOY increases in enquiries in the period, the data reveals.

Off the back of an almost 20 per cent increase in enquiries and 11 per cent lift in searches across all product types, powertrains (+65.64 per cent in enquiries; +26.67 per cent in searches), light commercial vehicles (+59.09 per cent in enquiries; +32.82 per cent in searches) and buses (+19.4 per cent in enquiries; -0.88 per cent in searches) garnered the largest lifts in buyer interest in the period.

Forklifts (+17.04 per cent in enquiries; +27.71 per cent in searches), trucks (+15.85 per cent in enquiries; +12.17 per cent in searches), generators (+13.33 per cent in enquiries; +4.23 per cent in searches), tanks (+13.33 per cent in enquiries; +6.45 per cent in searches), cranes (+12.2 per cent in enquiries; -7.76 per cent in searches) and transportable buildings (+9.7 per cent in enquiries; +7.2 per cent in searches) also registered strong growth in enquiries.

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