EquipmentWatch Introduces 1st Annual Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards

New Data-Driven Program Recognizes Assets Based on Five Year Total Cost of Ownership

Atlanta, Ga – October 9, 2017 – EquipmentWatch, the world’s leader in data, software, and insights for the heavy equipment industry, announced the nominees for the first annual Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards.

The Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards are the industry’s only accolade of its kind, based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy equipment. Nominees are recognized within 15 categories for model series that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five year span.

“There are two superlatives the heavy equipment industry looks at when it comes to optimal purchasing decisions – residual value and total cost of ownership,” says Garrett Schemmel, vice president, EquipmentWatch. “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.”

Five year total 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.

EquipmentWatch 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.

2017 Finalists

Backhoes Dozers Track Large Dozers Track Small
Deere 310 Komatsu D85 Caterpillar D3
Kubota B26 Dresser TD20 Case 1150
Deere 410 Komatsu D275 Dressta TD10
Caterpillar 420 Deere 950 Case 650
Caterpillar 430 Caterpillar D7 Deere 850
Drum Compactors Excavators Compact  Excavator Crawler Large 
Sakai SV201 JCB 8018 Case CX700
Dynapac CA141 Yanmar VIO17 Link-Belt 700
Dynapac CA121 Case CX27 Caterpillar 374
Volvo SD45 Kubota KX71 Komatsu PC800
Hamm 3205 New Holland E27 Caterpillar 390
Excavators Crawler Medium Excavators Crawler Small Loaders Compact Track
Doosan DX300 Caterpillar 311 Bobcat MT55
Doosan DX350 Bobcat E85 Bobcat T110
Komatsu PC290 Kubota KX080 Caterpillar 257
Volvo ECR305 Caterpillar 312 Caterpillar 287
Deere 290 Case CX80 Kubota SVL75
Skid Steer Loaders Loaders Wheel Large Loaders Wheel Medium
Bobcat S70 Kawasaki 95 Komatsu WA320
Caterpillar 232 Hyundai HL780 Terex TL210
Deere 320 Case 1221 Caterpillar 938
Gehl 4240 Komatsu WA480 Case 821
Komatsu SK714 Deere 824 Deere 624
Loaders Wheel Small Motor Graders Rear Dumps
Terex TL65 Mauldin MG618 Deere 300
JCB 407 Mauldin MG622 Komatsu HM300
JCB 406 Deere 772 Caterpillar 725
Yanmar V4 Deere 672 Caterpillar 730
Caterpillar 907 Caterpillar 140 Komatsu HM400


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