Used Equipment

Caterpillar — The Best of the Best

Why Buy Used Heavy Equipment From Hawthorne Cat

Buying Cat used equipment can be an affordable alternative to purchasing new equipment. The key to making it the right move for your business is knowing that you are getting a reliable, high quality piece of equipment from a trusted source.


For over 60 years, Hawthorne Cat has been selling high quality, low hour equipment worldwide. If you are looking for used construction equipment, attachments, power generation and back up systems, marine propulsion engines or other Allied Brands, you can count on Hawthorne Cat to be your trusted resource for used equipment inventory. Count on the best; partner with Hawthorne Cat and one of our Cat dealers in San Diego, Hawaii, American Samoa, and Saipan today!


We offer Cat Certified Used equipment

We offer consignment services

We offer financing and great warranties

We offer outstanding service and support

We offer Genuine Cat parts

And more!

Cat Certified Used

There’s used equipment, and then there’s Cat Certified Used equipment. We take low-hour, well-maintained machines and thoroughly inspect them inside and out. Once a machine meets our standards, we use only genuine Cat parts for service, perform all the necessary maintenance, back it with a dependable warranty, and turn on the connectivity. The result? A used machine you can trust to deliver good-as-new performance and to give you peace of mind. Turn to Hawthorne Cat for all your used heavy equipment needs. Reach out to one of our Cat dealers in 

Consign Your Equipment with Us

Looking to sell? Let our sales team do the work for you. Whether you have an entire fleet or just one piece of Cat machinery, Hawthorne Cat’s consignment program is an easy way to sell your Cat and Allied Brand equipment. The process is simple. You bring us your used Cat machinery. We perform an estimate on what it's worth, but you decide the price you want to sell it for. Then, you sign a consignment agreement, and we put it on our lot. Our sales people handle the rest for you, simplifying the heavy equipment selling process. Call to get started today!

Outstanding Service & Support

Our Parts & Service department has over 73,000 Cat certified parts in stock and ready for pick up. You can even pre-order your parts online through Parts.Cat.Com. With our fleet of 30 service trucks, Hawthorne Cat’s service team is dedicated to making sure your new, used, or heavy equipment is ready to go when you are. Whether you need a field service technician to come to your location to get your Cat machinery up and running, or you need a routine maintenance service performed, call one of our Cat dealers today!


With Caterpillar dealers throughout San Diego, Hawaii, American Samoa, and Saipan, our team works non-stop to ensure your new, used, and rental heavy equipment needs are met. We understand that buying Caterpillar equipment is a big investment to make, and we do our best to help you maintain your equipment so that it will last for decades. With our Genuine Cat parts and our top-rated service department by your side, you can rest assured that your heavy machinery will keep going strong when you need it.

For over 60 years, Hawthorne Cat has been dedicated to our customers, helping them improve their corner of the world. Whether you're a construction and landscaping business or you run a fleet of fishing boats, we can help. Our power systems span the scope of initial concept to a custom-designed solution for your power needs. From rental power and air compressors to integrated power systems and remote location capabilities, we've got your needs covered. With technology at our back, your business will thrive. Our highly-trained team can't wait to serve you. Contact one of our Cat dealers to get started today!