Will 2022 be the year to buy used construction machinery?

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As the end of another year draws closer, we want to take the time to reflect on the past year. How has the industry been affected and how the uptake for used construction machinery has changed. For any companies that use plant equipment daily, find out how the market is going to change…


The ongoing global pandemic has certainly had a huge part to play in 2021. In 2020, we were all well aware of COVID-19, however we did not realise the impact it would have. Until the world came to a complete standstill that is. Although the gears are now in motion to try and get back to some form of normality.  

The construction industry was one of the first sectors to get backed by the government. This time last year, Boris Johnson announced the improved help to buy scheme for first time buyers. The beginning of 2021 then saw a huge increase in the amount of houses being built, nearly 50,000 homes to be exact. The highest figure in just over 20 years!

Aside from the pandemic, the construction industry has also had to deal with:

  • Supply chain issues
  • High steel prices
  • Electronic part shortages
  • Plus labour challenges 

Not only did this push up the prices of used construction machinery, it also meant that the existing equipment was in very high demand!


Despite the constant tightening of COVID-19 restrictions, the construction industry has hopefully got through the worst of it. So what should we expect to see in 2022?

Well the housing market will certainly be booming still. It is estimated that home sales are predicted to increase by 6.6% on top of 2021 alone. Under new regulations, all new homes must produce less CO2 to help the country move to a more sustainable future. Homes should be producing around 30% lower than the current emissions. 

Secondly, the high demand for plant equipment is predicted to stay the same as this year. As new machines cannot be produced due to the various issues mentioned above, more companies are turning to used construction machinery instead. So it’s fantastic news for us here at International Plant Sales, but customers best be quick to snap up some fantastic deals. 


There’s plenty of choice when it comes to used construction machinery here at International Plant Sales. We have a variety of machines available, ranging in brand and size. Choose from:


We mainly stock Komatsu diggers here at International Plant Sales. Our customers have the choice of mini, midi, wheeled and tracked excavators for sale. All of which are from the well known and popular brand, Komatsu. If you’re looking to buy an excavator then be sure to check out our full stock list


Currently we have Bomag rollers for sale including the Bomag BMP 8500. A remote controlled roller that has low hours, and is only a few years old. Plenty of life left as well as being fantastic for enclosed and tight spaces. 


Not only do we stock forward tipping dumpers that vary in size, we also have rear tipping dumpers for sale. If you want to get your hands on a Hydrema 912E then you’ve come to the right place!


Telehandlers are effective when used for plant, agricultural and construction projects to name a few. They could be the perfect addition to your fleet, so make sure you view our range of telehandlers for sale. 


Used construction machinery can be purchased pretty much anywhere nowadays from online listings such as Autotrader and even social media. It’s always important to make sure you buy plant equipment from reputable companies, which is where we come in.

Whether you want to buy an excavator or other plant machinery, we offer our customers the following:

  • Warranty on all major parts and components
  • Machines with low hours and in excellent condition
  • One previous owner
  • Manufacturer’s Service History
  • International Shipping is available upon request
  • Machines that average around 3 – 5 years of age

We also have plenty of happy customers who have left us. reviews regarding their recent purchases!


If you’re looking to expand your fleet and buy some extra used construction machinery, then get in touch with us today. We can arrange appointments in person or virtually. We can also provide customers with extra photos, videos or specifications for our machines in stock.

Give us a call on: +44 (01634 779123 or email us!

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