What a Computer's Worth

September 28, 2010

What a Computer's WorthHow much difference do accurate maintenance records make at resale time? Suppose, for instance, that you are selling a backhoe-loader like Deere's 310SG. Instead of getting the fast-sale value for a four-year-old machine ($29,250), your records help you command the average resale price of $37,750. Good maintenance records just dropped your hourly ownership and operating costs (without operator) from $14.61 to $12.49 per hour over 4,000 hours of use.