Looking for Lowest Cost of Ownership with Your Next Purchase of Construction Equipment? - EquipmentWatch

Looking for Lowest Cost of Ownership with Your Next Purchase of Construction Equipment?

You Need This Info.

If you’ve been scouring around for the most durable and versatile equipment at the most economical price, look no further. EquipmentWatch is excited to introduce the first annual Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards.

The Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards are the industry’s only accolade of its kind. Nominees were recently announced in an industry-wide press release.

Some words from our Vice President…

Our Vice President, Garrett Schemmel, had this to say about the awards:
“There are two superlatives the heavy equipment industry looks at when it comes to optimal purchasing decisions – residual value and total cost of ownership. Our Highest Retained Value Awards program addressed the former, but until now no one has provided buyers with objective, third-party information regarding true cost of ownership. As the FHWA endorsed and publicly recognized standard for ownership and operating cost data, this new award was a natural extension of our mission to help contractors make informed equipment decisions.”

How do we pick the winners?

Well said, Garrett. But you may still be wondering about the process behind establishing who is worthy of this prestigious rank. Here’s how it works:

  • Nominees are recognized within 15 categories for model series that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five year span.
  • They are selected based on empirical data gathered by our Analyst Teams – NOT by a voting system, opinion, or any other scale.
  • Cost of ownership is calculated according to established Rental Rate Blue Book calculations and methodologies, leveraging EquipmentWatch’s industry-leading residual values and utilization benchmarking.
  • These products provide detailed benchmarks and estimates spanning the economic life of over 17,000 models across the spectrum of heavy construction equipment.

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As the world’s leader in data, software, and insights for the heavy equipment industry, we aim to always provide validity and authoritative distinction, especially when it comes to our data and awards programs.

So what’s next? The entire EquipmentWatch team eagerly anticipates announcing the Lowest Cost of Ownership Award winners at the first annual customer conference, Traction: The Data-Driven Heavy Equipment Conference, taking place November 7-8, 2017 at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Traction is the heavy equipment industry’s largest gathering of thought leaders – bringing together construction companies, financial institutions, equipment dealers, and manufacturers for two transformational days that will shape the future of the industry. The awards luncheon takes place on Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

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Erin C. Kadzis
Product Marketing Manager
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