HeavyWorth provides a software platform for equipment dealerships to streamline their own evaluation processes and free themselves from the many disconnected tools that are trying to do the same thing - to put the right pictures and information in front of their evaluators. However, there are other industries like lenders, estate planners, attorneys and insurance companies who may not have professional equipment evaluators on staff. They need values assigned to equipment that isn't being remarketed or traded in, and they need a trusted third party to step in and help. Let's take a look today at what we call the HeavyWorth value.
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Used equipment supply and demand changes — as well as commodity market fluctuations — can have a profound effect on equipment values. The same asset can be worth substantially more or less in a matter of months. Bill Albaugh sat down last fall to explain why it's always crucial for ag and construction dealerships to look to the future when placing values on their used equipment trade-ins.
When determining values of heavy equipment, some of the factors aren't related as much to the nature of the asset as much as they are about the ability of the asset to be matched by the local market. Bill Albaugh describes how an asset might or might not fit the local market based on demand and configurations, as well as how transportation costs might have a negative impact on the value of ag and construction equipment.
It's important to have an eye on the market when valuing heavy equipment. We discussed the current market saturation of used combines earlier this month, but combines aren't the only asset type experiencing market saturation. Watch Bill Albaugh talk about some other asset types that are seeing market-induced constraints on values.
A large part of the valuation process for farm and construction equipment is examining the condition, age, usage and specifications of the assets. But a proper valuation also takes into account the nature of the market and the supply or saturation of similar assets in the area. Watch Bill Albaugh describe what he is seeing regarding the current market saturation of used combines and how that consideration must impact the values of trade-ins of harvesting equipment.
Often overlooked by evaluators, assessing tire condition plays a critical part in properly valuing used equipment. Because they can be so expensive, forgetting to account for the rubber on a trade can be a significant lapse in diligence. Watch Bill Albaugh explain why tires matter so much to getting an accurate valuation.