EquipmentWatch Announces First Highest Retained Value Award Winners

March 23, 2016

EquipmentWatch has announced the winners of the first Highest Retained Value Awards.

“Retained value is one of the most powerful measures of quality, performance and longevity for a piece of heavy equipment,” says Garrett Schemmel, vice president at EquipmentWatch, and an Under 40 in Construction Equipment Award winner. “A high retained value generally shows that a machine has been successful at the work demanded of it, has presented minimal maintenance issues over its service life, and still presents a high value to buyers on the resale market. Each of these machines represents quality and gives buyers confidence in their investment on both the new equipment and equipment resale/auction markets.”

This year's winners are:             

·        Backhoe Loaders Case 580 
·        Boom Lift, Articulating JLG E300 Series
·        Boom Lift, Telescopic Genie S-40 
·        Dozers, Track, Large Komatsu D65 Series
·        Dozers, Track, Small Caterpillar D5 Series 
·        Drum Compactors Volvo/Ir Sd45 Series
·        Excavators, Crawler, Large Komatsu Pc600 Series 
·        Excavators, Crawler, Med Caterpillar 330 Series LN
·        Excavators, Crawler, Small Caterpillar 312 Series
·        Lift Trucks/Telehandlers Sky Trak Telehandlers
·        Loaders, Skid Steer, Small Gehl 4240 Series 
·        Loaders, Wheel, Large Volvo L220 Series 
·        Loaders, Wheel, Med Volvo L90 Series
·        Loaders, Wheel, Small Deere 444 Series 
·        Motor Graders Caterpillar 160 Series
·        Rear Dumps Caterpillar 725 Series 
·        Scissor Lift Skyjack 4600 Series 

 The EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Awards are powered by the world’s largest sales transaction database of equipment valuations – it adds nearly $20 billion in equipment transactions each month across both the dealer (private) and auction (public) disposition channels. Using this data, the five most popular products in each category from the previous year are identified. Then, using the proprietary ValueTrend Engine, a custom-built values calculation platform, EquipmentWatch compares their five-year estimated values, and the series with the highest cumulative estimated value retained over that time is declared the winner.

For details, photos, comparisons and commentary on each winner, go to: EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Awards