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Used Equipment

Used Equipment: Get the most value for your dollar

Used Caterpillar® equipment is an affordable alternative to new equipment that can help solve your business challenges without sacrificing quality, service support, or options.

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Patten Cat provides you with a large selection of reliable used construction equipment, work tool attachments, power systems and truck engines to help you accomplish your job – no matter what part of the world you are in.

We sell new equipment strictly within our assigned Caterpillar territory of Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. However, when it comes to used equipment, we buy and sell quality Caterpillar and other competitive brands, worldwide. We’ve been in business for 80 years and we have a vast network of connections that help us find the exact piece of equipment you need to get the job done.

Why should you buy Used Heavy Equipment from Patten Cat?

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From skid steers to excavators, track type tractors to wheel loaders and more, we offer quality used heavy equipment for sale from leading manufacturers like Caterpillar, John Deere, Bobcat, New Holland, and Volvo.

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Used Skid Steer Loaders

Good for small businesses or commercial industries looking to expand their fleet, the special steering of skid steers utilizes fewer parts than other machines, making them more durable. This means that used skid steers can almost always provide you with the same quality services as a new skid steer, helping you save money at a time when every penny counts.

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Used Excavators

An excavating machine can save you time and money because their components are meant to withstand significant hourly usage before needing replacement. Digging, moving stones or trees, or removing stumps can be done far more efficiently and inexpensively with a used excavator, making it easier to recoup your initial investment.

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Used Wheel Loaders

Also known as front end loaders or bucket loaders, this is one of the most widely used machines in construction today. Caterpillar is known worldwide as the top manufacturer of wheel loaders making your used purchase a great opportunity for you to have the same performance and durability you would expect from new wheel loader.

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On-Highway Trucks

Patten Cat also offers an extensive inventory of used trucks, and trailers for your dump truck, concrete mixer, waste carrier, or all-around heavy hauler needs.

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Work Tools

Make your machine work better, faster and with more precision when you purchase work tools and attachments, transforming your equipment into multipurpose, resourceful machines that can increase the productivity of your business. If you need a used Cat or non-Cat work tool, Patten Cat can help you make the right selection to fit your needs. Patten Cat carries a huge assortment of tools and attachments like buckets, forks, augers, rippers, hammers, grapplers, lift hooks and more. Contact Patten Cat for more information on used work tools.

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Altorfer, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of Patten Cat effective May 9, 2018. We look forward to supporting all your equipment and product support needs by providing the quality products and excellent service that you have come to expect from the Caterpillar family. Please be aware that the Patten Cat website will close soon and all traffic will be pointed to Thank you for giving us the opportunity to partner together with you for continued success.