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Three reasons professional appraisers still use HeavyWorth valuations

HeavyWorth offers a variety of solutions to streamline the equipment appraisal process. These solutions are frequently provided in various combinations but all essentially fit into two buckets — software and services. Our software and mobile apps make it easy to capture information and organize it into reports to present to clients or for archival purposes. Our services are an efficient way to assign trusted values to equipment. Some of our clients employ a mixture of both our software and our services, while some only use one or the other.

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Five must-have features for a heavy equipment appraisal app

When you're searching for an app for doing heavy equipment appraisals, it's crucial to understand what is important to look for. Apps for general personal property appraisals probably aren't going to function nearly as well as an app specifically for appraisals of construction equipment, ag equipment, fleet vehicles and other heavy equipment. Consider the following list of must-have features when searching for a heavy equipment valuation app.

Aaron Traffas | Software features | June 7, 2022
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Valuing options, add-ons and modifications

I've mentioned before that I operate a small farm when I'm not working for HeavyWorth. I recently installed a new electronic fertilizer flow monitoring system on an old planter. The value of this new fertilizer system is equal to a substantial percentage of what I recently paid for the old planter. I have no real need to assign a value to this planter any time soon, but I started thinking about how the value of an asset can be changed in ways that aren't related to specs, usage or age.

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Wolf Norgren, HeavyWorth developer

Introducing Wolf Norgren

Our newest developer, Wolf Norgren joined HeavyWorth in the fall of 2021. Since then, he's been working on data analysis and making improvements to our back-end tools and our mobile apps.

Wolf was born and raised in Omaha. He graduated from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering and a minor in mathematics.

Aaron Traffas | Introductions | May 12, 2022
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Repeat and recurring valuations

The HeavyWorth platform streamlines the valuation process, making it easier to assign accurate values to used equipment by organizing all the information in one place. We've examined how HeavyWorth saves time and improves accuracy for dealerships when they first value possible trade-ins, but today let's see how HeavyWorth's ability to catalog and store information can help with subsequent valuations of the same equipment for not only dealerships but other industries.

Aaron Traffas | Equipment values | February 21, 2022
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