What to look for in a Selling Platform

Sue McGregor, Managing Director of Canada, IronPlanet, discusses what to look for in a selling platform on Page 21 of Supply Post.  Read the article here.

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Posted in News, IronPlanet, In the News

Buy Now Versus Waiting for Auction: What Fits Your Needs?

Sue McGregor, Managing Director of Canada, IronPlanet, discusses which kind of marketplace to use for purchasing used heavy equipment on Page A20 of Equipment Journal here.  

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Posted in News, IronPlanet, In the News

IronPlanet Awarded Contract by Zachry-Odebrecht ParkwayBuilders


IronPlanet, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, announced today that it has been selected by the Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders to help manage and sell surplus equipment related to the SH99 Grand Parkway Project in Houston, Texas, as it gets closer to completion.

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Posted in Press Releases, IronPlanet, In the News

In the News: September 28-October 2

This week in interesting industry headlines:

Use of Unmanned Aircraft System in agriculture continues to expand [Farm & Ranch Guide]

"These larger unmanned aircraft will be used in precision agriculture and some of the first things farmers will be willing to pay for is the ability to make yield predictions. In addition, Nowatzki predicts farmers will use large UAS to track insect and disease movements. Accurate elevation data, he feels, is also something growers will be willing to pay for." Read more

Exuberance and Disappointment at Shell's About-Face in the Arctic [NYTimes.com]

"The economies and cultures of Alaska and Washington have long been intertwined and dependent. Many Alaskan fishing fleets today are based in Seattle and pay their wages here; in decades past, gold miners disembarked from Puget Sound for the gold fields of Alaska and Canada. The result is akind of mutual orbit with each side circling the other, in mutual benefit or frustration. On Monday, the glaring differences were everywhere." Read more

Timing is important when disposing equipment at auction [American City & County]

"Tractor-loader-backhoes in the North American markets are following seasonal trends in auction and private retail valuations, according to a new EquipmentWatch Intelligence report. The valuations, say EquipmentWatch analysts, vary based on model age and month of sale." Read more

Volkswagen's Biggest Challenge Right Now: Fixing the Cars [Fox Business]

"It's believed that VW's engineers, under intense pressure to meet mileage and performance targets, chose to rig the software because they couldn't hit those targets while keeping the emissions below legal levels. Certain types of emission controls impede both performance and fuel economy. One of the challenges facing new VW CEO Matthias Mueller is that all of those cars must now be fixed." Read more

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Posted in Mining, In the News

Auction Preview: September 30, First CAT Auction Services Event of the Fall!

On Wednesday, IronPlanet marketplace Cat Auction Services hosts its first event of the fall: a live, unreserved public auction in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by Ziegler Cat. This exciting auction features over 430 low-hour, late-model items with attractive starting bid price points. If you're attending in person, be sure to register ahead of time and preview equipment onsite over the next few days if interested. If you're planning to bid online, all items are now available to view on IronPlanet.com along with our guaranteed inspection reports. (Plus, don't miss the 9/30 sale on GovPlanet!)

View 9/30 Des Moines Auction Brochure

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Some of the items up for auction at the sale:


2013 John Deere 824K Wheel Loader
Lot #274, 1,933 Hours. Enclosed Cab, Air Conditioner, Heater, Tilt Steering, Autoshift, Ride Control, Rear View Camera, 26.5R25 Tires, Fenders, 127" Wide General Purpose Bucket, Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel. See more

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Posted in Construction, Up for Auction

In the News: September 21-25

This week in interesting industry headlines:

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Posted in Mining, Construction, Agriculture, In the News

IronPlanet Kicks-Off its Cat Auction Services Fall Schedule at Ziegler CAT in Des Moines with Unreserved Public Auction on September 30


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Posted in Press Releases, News, IronPlanet, In the News

September 23's All-Humvee Sale Ready To Preview Now

Ahead of the all-Humvee auction on Wednesday, browse details and inspection reports for the 300 Humvees available on GovPlanet! All vehicles are priced with a $7,500 opening bid; HMMWVs are great for off-roading, hunting, camping, and more, and these are in excellent condition. 

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Curious about what will happen after you win a Humvee at auction? Read our guide to buying a demilitarized Humvee online. As part of our exclusive contract with the Defense Logistics Agency and the Department of Defense, GovPlanet is now able to offer Form SF97s for Humvee sales, which means buyers will be able to get a vehicle title for off-road driving. Previously, Humvees were sold with a bill of sale only. Learn more about SF97s here.


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Posted in Government Surplus, Up for Auction

IronPlanet's First U.S. Marine Corps Sale By the Numbers 

Tomorrow's U.S. Marine Corps surplus equipment auction, the first of its kind at IronPlanet, is packed with items our equipment analyst Paul Hendrix is calling "in pristine condition," including "Cat D7G’s that are literally time capsules from the mid-1980’s, no electronics, just bares bones cable and linkage controls, Cat 3306 engines; arguably one of the best diesel engines ever produced." 

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The impressive package's numbers back up Hendrix' high praise:

  • 1982: Year the oldest Cat D7G for sale was made
  • 83: Hours the 1982 Cat D7G crawler tractor has on the meter
  • 167: Number of items for sale made before 1990
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Posted in Government Surplus, Up for Auction

This Week: Don't Miss IronPlanet's Huge End-of-Quarter Sale

Beginning tomorrow, September 22, IronPlanet's End-of-Quarter sale promises to be a huge event, with over 2,800 items ready to preview now. Four notable packages to watch closely:

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Here's a sampling of some of the exciting items up for auction this week: 

1982 Cat D7G Crawler Tractor
Item #640806, 4 Hours. 12' Straight Blade w/Tilt, Enclosed Cab, Heater, Rear Screens, Lever Steering Controls, Ripper Hydraulics, 24” SG Shoes. See more


1994 AM General M998A1 Humvee HMMWV
Item #611544, 18,929 Miles. 6.2L Diesel Engine, 4x4, 7,880 GVWR, 4 Door, Soft Top, Cargo Cover, Cargo Cover Bows, Cargo/Troop Carrier Body, 37x12.50R16.5 Tires. See more

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