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Industry Headlines: June 16-30

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 30, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Check out some interesting global headlines around the construction and heavy equipment industry as we close out the month of June.

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Topics: Trucks, Construction, Industry Headlines

Need an Excavator This Summer? Tips to Choosing the Right Equipment

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 30, 2016 9:49:21 AM

Now that summer is here, the excavator becomes essential for many jobs sites, big and small. But, how do you know what type of equipment you need? Should you consider an attachment instead? Whether it’s job needs, weight or resale value, there are many things to consider when purchasing a used piece of heavy equipment. Taking the time to learn about different choices will help you select the right machine for your job. Here are a few tips to choosing the right excavator to help with your summer project and beyond.

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Topics: Trucks, Construction, excavator

Featured Items June 30 Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 29, 2016 8:52:19 AM

Join us Thursday, June 30, for our End of Quarter auction, with over 1,000 pieces of equipment for sale. This week's heavy equipment auction lineup includes conventional day cab trucks Cat Trucks, International ProStar Day Cabs from the Albertsons fleet, equipment from Corman Construction in Maryland, and a selection of wheel loaders from a One-Owner Sale in New Mexico. All items for sale are available now to preview and bid.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions

End of Quarter Sales Feature More than 2,500 Items

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 28, 2016 7:10:08 PM

Join us this week for huge our end-of-quarter sales across multiple marketplaces. Events kickoff on Tuesday, June 28, with IronPlanet’s monthly Parts, Tools and Attachments sale where buyers can find items that extend the life and capabilities of their machines. June 28 will also feature GovPlanet's all Humvee sale with more than 300 Humvees including a limited quantity of USMC Model M1123 HMMWV's available. For the first time, civilians can now own a US Marine Corp's model M1123 HMMWV that has been demilitarized and outfitted for sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Check them out! 

Remember, IronPlanet’s IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification on equipment listed on IronPlanet, TruckPlanet®, GovPlanet®, and gives you the confidence to buy online knowing that the equipment has an accurate representation of condition. 

Visit for equipment details and start times.

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Topics: Auctions, Heavy Equipment

Warriors Over the Wasatch June 25-26: GovPlanet to Sponsor Open House During Major Air Show at Hill AFB

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 24, 2016 7:54:19 AM

Warriors Over the Wasatch is here again! This weekend, on the heels of their participation in the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Nashville, GovPlanet is sponsoring the annual open house and air show at Hill AFB, taking place June 25-26, 2016. This unique Utah event is expected to bring roughly 650,000 people to the local area.

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Topics: Auctions, Government Surplus

Reinventing Your Business? Eight Ways to Build a Resilient Oil and Gas Fleet

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 23, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Sue McGregor, Managing Director of Canada, IronPlanet, recently published an article in the June 20, 2016 issue of Equipment Journal, sharing her tips for building a resiliant oil and gas fleet in a down market.

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Topics: Oil & Gas, In the News

IronPlanet Selected to Sell Equipment from Belo Monte Dam Completion in Brazil

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 22, 2016 12:11:26 PM

IronPlanet has been selected to sell over 100 pieces of used construction equipment from the Belo Monte Dam project completion in Brazil. All logistics and transportation details will be handled easily with the help of partners, Soimpex and Roll Logistics. Buyers in Brazil will have the site translated in Portuguese, along with the detailed inspection reports.

From dump trucks, to crawler tractors and compactors to excavators and off-road trucks, IronPlanet plans to sell the equipment through its high visibility Daily Marketplace. All of the equipment is backed by IronPlanet’s IronClad Assurance® equipment  condition certification, which assures buyers of an accurate representation of equipment condition so they can buy with confidence. Equipment is available now at  Here are a few featured items:

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Topics: Construction, In the News

Kick off Summer with Three Days of Auctions

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 22, 2016 9:04:04 AM

Kick off Summer with three days of auctions, beginning Wednesday, June 22 with GovPlanet's Government Surplus auction, featuring 450 pieces of military surplus equipment. Also on June 22, IronPlanet returns to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with its latest Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction. The event will be hosted by Finning and held at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort. This is the sixth of IronPlanet’s major Cat Auction Services sales this year.

Thursday and Friday, June 23-24, you will find more than 1,000 pieces of used heavy equipment and trucks up for auction featuring equipment from Woods Equipment and Nebraska Machinery, cranes from Essex, and trucks from Walmart.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions, Government Surplus, Cat Auction Services

Industry Headlines June 1-15

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 21, 2016 10:48:57 AM

Check out some interesting global headlines around the construction and heavy equipment industry from the past two weeks.

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Topics: Trucks, Construction, Industry Headlines

Canadian Perspectives: Building Trust in Canada's Used Equipment Central

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 20, 2016 7:21:19 PM

Edmonton Journal reporter Gordon Kent recently identified Alberta’s capital as “one of the world’s biggest centres for industrial equipment auctions.”

As you deal with narrow margins that accompany a sputtering Alberta economy, you can’t afford to take chances on used iron that might not be up to the task; instead, you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re buying an asset you can rely on.

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Topics: Cat Auction Services, In the News

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