EquipmentWatch Announces First Highest Retained Value Award Winners

The Awards honor winners across 26 heavy equipment product categories in construction, agriculture and lift/access.

Wed March 23, 2016 - National Edition
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The Awards honor winners across 26 heavy equipment product categories in construction, agriculture and lift/access.
The Awards honor winners across 26 heavy equipment product categories in construction, agriculture and lift/access.

EquipmentWatch, the world's leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has announced the winners of the first Highest Retained Value Awards. The awards recognize manufacturers in 26 different heavy equipment categories across the construction, agriculture and lift/access industries for products that show the highest residual value over the last five years.

“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 & market leader, EquipmentWatch. “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.”


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.

“Manufacturers can be proud of each machine series that has won, as it represents their commitment to produce and support quality products that stand the test of time in these demanding applications,” adds Schemmel.


Category/Series Winner/

Backhoe Loaders: CASE Construction Equipment 580

Balers: John Deere 569

Boom Lift, Articulating: JLG E300 Series

Boom Lift, Telescopic: Genie S-40

Combines: New Holland CR9000

Dozers, Track, Large (>190 HP): Komatsu D65 Series

Dozers, Track, Small (1 – 189 HP): Caterpillar D5 Series

Drum Compactors: Volvo/IR SD45 Series

Excavators, Crawler, Large (>50 metric tons): Komatsu PC600 Series

Excavators, Crawler, Medium (21-50 metric tons): Caterpillar 330 Series LN

Excavators, Crawler, Small (6.1-21 metric tons): Caterpillar 312 Series

Lift Trucks/Telehandlers: Sky Trak Telehandlers

Lift Trucks – Warehouse/Narrow Aisle: Toyota 8F Series

Loaders, Compact Track: Bobcat T550 Series

Loaders, Skid Steer, Large (>1,351 pounds): Bobcat S600 Series

Loaders, Skid Steer, Small (1-1,350 pounds): Gehl 4240 Series

Loaders, Wheel, Large (>350 HP): Volvo L220 Series

Loaders, Wheel, Medium (135-349 HP): Volvo L90 Series

Loaders, Wheel, Small (1-134 HP): Deere 444 Series

Motor Graders: Caterpillar 160 Series

Rear Dumps: Caterpillar 725 Series

Scissor Lift: Skyjack 4600 Series

Sprayers, Self-Propelled: Apache AS1000 Series

Tractors, Track: Deere 8RT Series

Tractors, Wheel, Large (>175 HP): Deere 8R Series

Tractors, Wheel, Small: CASE IH MX135 Series


EquipmentWatch is the trusted source for heavy equipment data and intelligence. EquipmentWatch produces the leading database information products for the construction equipment industry and is the world leader in heavy construction research and serves more than 15,000 professional, high-volume users of construction and lift-truck data. Our online and print products are valuable tools in decisions surrounding the purchase, valuation, operation, and disposal of equipment.

For nearly 50 years, EquipmentWatch has served contractors, equipment manufacturers, dealers, rental companies, lenders and insurers, and government agencies involved in heavy civil construction.

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