EquipmentWatch Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Highest Retained Value Awards

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Atlanta, Ga – (January 22, 2018) EquipmentWatch, the world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has announced the winners of the 2018 Highest Retained Value Awards – the industry’s only award based on residual values of heavy equipment. Awards in each category were given to the model/series projected to retain the highest percentage of its original value after a five-year period based on the comprehensive EquipmentWatch market activity database.

Thirty awards were presented in total and announced in Las Vegas alongside the first-day kickoff of World of Concrete. The awards program, in its 3rd consecutive year, recognizes winners in construction, agricultural and lift/access equipment categories. Two new categories were introduced in 2018 – corn headers in the agricultural sector and tandem compactors in the construction sector. Manufacturers taking home multiple awards in 2018 include John Deere (4 awards), Caterpillar (3 awards), Volvo (2 awards), Komatsu (2 awards), CASE IH (2 awards), CASE Construction Equipment (2 awards), and Bomag (2 awards).

“Retained value is one of the primary indicators of overall performance and reliability for any piece of heavy equipment,” says Garrett Schemmel, vice president of EquipmentWatch. “We are proud to announce our 2018 winners—each of which represents a world-class product. Models that have received our Highest Retained Value Award should inspire buyer confidence in both new and resale equipment markets.”

In order to determine the nominees for the 2018 Highest Retained Value Awards, EquipmentWatch analysts considered more than 12,000 models with up to 20 model years of values. To see a full list of this year’s winners, and to learn more about each model series and the program methodology, visit www.equipmentwatch.com/residual-value-awards.

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Editor Note: A full list of winners follows below:

2018 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award Winners

Award Ordering Info: Manufacturer name, model series, category, subcategory

Deere 9 Series | Balers

Deere 8R Series | Tractors, Large, Wheel

Deere 870 Series | Excavators, Large, Crawler

Deere 770 Series | Motor Graders

Caterpillar D5 Series | Dozers, Track, Small

Caterpillar 320 Series | Excavators, Crawler, Small

Caterpillar 980 Series | Loaders, Wheel, Large

Case IH 4400 Series | Corn Headers

Case IH Steiger Series | Tractors, Track

Case CX50 Series | Excavators, Compact Track

Case SV200 Series | Loaders, Skid Steer, Large

Volvo L90 Series | Loaders, Wheel, Medium

Volvo EC380 Series | Excavators, Crawler, Medium

Komatsu D65 Series | Dozers, Track, Large

Komatsu WA200 Series | Loaders, Wheel, Small

Bomag BW211 Series | Drum Compactors

Bomag BW120 Series | Tandem Compactors

Snorkel TB Series | Boom Lifts, Telescopic

New Holland B95 Series | Backhoes

Massey Ferguson 9500 Series | Combines

Kubota SVL Series | Loaders, Compact Track

JLG RT Series | I.C. Scissor Lifts

JCB 500 Series | Lift Trucks, Telehandlers

Hyster H Series | Lift Trucks, Warehouse/Narrow Aisle

Genie GS Electric Series | Electric Scissor Lifts

Challenger MT500 Series | Tractors, Small Wheel

Bobcat S100 Series | Loaders, Small Skid Steer Track

Bil-Jax XA Series | Boom Lifts, Articulating

Bell B30 Series | Rear Dumps

Apache AS Series | Sprayers, Self-Propelled

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