Orderly liquidation values fell 4.8 percent in December compared with November, according to Rouse Asset Services. Values were down 16.2 percent over the past six months, and 10.5 percent compared with December 2008. Nine of the 10 machines tracked recorded month-over-month declines; crawler dozer values remained unchanged.
Skid-steer loader values have dropped 19 percent in the six months ending
December, and average selling age is 54 months. Values are off 15.2 percent from December 2008, but average age was 70 months then.