EquipmentWatch announced the winners of the first Highest Retained Value Awards, recognizing manufacturers in 26 heavy equipment categories across the construction, agriculture, and lift/access industries for products that show the highest retained value over the past five years.

“Retained value is one of the most powerful measures of quality, performance and longevity for a piece of heavy equipment,” said Garrett Schemmel, vice president of 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 a sales transaction database of equipment valuations that 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.

The winners in their respective categories are:

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

For more information, visit: http://equipmentwatch.com/residual-value-awards/