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IronPlanet Concludes 2016 with All-Humvee, Government Surplus, Truck and Heavy Equipment Auctions

Posted by IronPlanet on Dec 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Over 300 Humvees available to the public, including the USMC Model M1123 


GovPlanet to feature additional government surplus equipment and IronPlanet to hold equipment and trucks sales in end-of-year online events



IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced that its GovPlanet marketplace will hold its last “All-Humvee” online auction of the year, featuring US Army and US Marine Corps Humvee vehicles on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.


Building upon the momentum and growth of GovPlanet, the sale will include a wide assortment of US Army Humvees. Further, GovPlanet is featuring an opportunity for civilians to purchase a US Marine Corps M1123 Humvee. These specialty units are demilitarized and outfitted for sports and outdoor enthusiasts.


IronPlanet will also host multiple “end-of-year” online auctions, including a government surplus sale on GovPlanet on Wednesday, December 21 and a construction equipment and trucks sale on IronPlanet and its TruckPlanet marketplace on Thursday, December 22. The sales will include late-model, low-hour equipment and trucks.


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Topics: Trucks, Press Releases, Government Surplus, Heavy Equipment

Make Us an Offer We Can't Refuse: IronPlanet's New Way to Buy

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 16, 2016 12:18:47 PM

Introducing Make Offer: IronPlanet's New Way to Buy
Right now you can purchase your heavy equipment at IronPlanet three ways: bid online, attend a live auction, or buy now online. A pretty good list of options, right? Well, at IronPlanet "pretty good" is a distant cousin to going big, so we've created another way for you to upgrade your fleet: Make Offer

A Slate of Options
By adding the Make Offer option to its worldwide, technology-driven, online and on-site auction formats, IronPlanet now offers the industry’s most comprehensive slate of options for both buyers and seller. “Sellers who may have waited to market their equipment through online and on-site auctions now have a clear option to set their own prices, as well as the flexibility to see what offers might come,” said Matt Ackley, IronPlanet Chief Marketing Officer. "For buyers, Make Offer enables us to bring more quality equipment to market, faster.”

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Topics: Heavy Equipment

IronPlanet® Launches New allEquip® Fixed and Negotiated Price Format Compliments Online and Onsite Auctions

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Introduction of New allEquip with Make Offer Feature
Gives Sellers a Key Disposition Choice when Fixed and Negotiated Pricing is Preferred

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today unveiled the new allEquip® fixed and negotiated pricing format with Make Offer functionality. Adding to its worldwide technology-driven online and onsite auction formats, with the new allEquip, IronPlanet now offers sellers the industry’s most robust suite of disposition options, including a fixed and negotiated pricing format that enables them to set expected returns.



“With the new allEquip, sellers who may have waited to market their equipment through online and onsite auctions now have a clear option to set their own prices, as well as the flexibility to see what offers might come,” said Matt Ackley, IronPlanet Chief Marketing Officer. “Additionally, IronPlanet enables parallel listing so that sellers can market on their own website and on IronPlanet, reaching a seller’s local audience as well as our 1.5 million registered users. For buyers, the new allEquip is a great set and negotiated pricing format option to auction bidding, which also enables us to bring more quality equipment to market, faster.”

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Topics: Press Releases, Heavy Equipment

Some People Pay to Operate Heavy Machinery

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 14, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Ever wonder what it's like to climb into a shiny combine on a crisp October day and just harvest some corn? 

Unusual, yes, but there are enough people with this very wish on their bucket list for a business to spring up around it. Extreme Sandbox, the business that lets people operate real excavators and bulldozers, has branched out into farm equipment. For a limited time beginning about now through mid-November, clients can drive a brand-new Lexion 730 Combine and other tractors during a real harvest, gathering real corn and soybeans. during their Extreme Harvest event.

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Fun Friday

Video: Let's Have a Look at Those Fluids, Shall We? IronPlanet's Thorough Inspections

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 13, 2016 4:04:00 PM

Investing hard-earned dollars in heavy equipment is stressful; buying equipment online calls for an especially high level of trust. That's why IronPlanet devotes a great deal of time and energy to training our inspectors and developing detailed reports for the buyer. IronPlanet’s inspection program, including the company’s patented IronClad Assurance®, is built from the ground up to ensure that every inspection meets a high bar of accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Not only do IronPlanet inspectors view of every part of the machine, they take samples of the engine, transmission, and hydraulic oils to send to the lab for analysis. If problems are detected, they are reflected on the report.

Check out this video from our colleagues at IronPlanet in the UK to get a look at a Cat Auction Services event and see the inspection process every item goes through before it's made available to our buyers. 

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Cat Auction Services

October 13 is Your Lucky Day at the IronPlanet Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 12, 2016 2:52:00 PM

This week's auction falls on a date that some think is unlucky - the 13th. 

If you're a 13-phobe, you're in good company; it seems the building industry also buys into the 13 voodoo.Venerable magazine The Atlantic states that more than 80 percent of hi-rise buildings in the United States do not have a 13th floor, and the vast majority of hotels, hospitals and airports avoid using the number for rooms and gates as well.

Now that your 13 fears are validated, here's your opportunity to reverse them: go to IronPlanet's October 13 auction and bid on the Komatsu excavatorscrawler tractors, wheel loaders, and compactors that are available - over 1,500 items inspected and ready for you to purchase.

If your luck still needs a boost, look over the versatile and useful shipping containersPeterbilt, Walmart, and Kenworth trucks, dump trucks, and much more available for you to purchase.

Have no fear - IronPlanet is here to help you stretch your dollar and refresh your fleet during the October 13 auction.

View the October 13 Auction

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Topics: Trucks, Heavy Equipment

Time to Sell? Don't Stress - Use IronPlanet Technology

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 4, 2016 5:26:00 PM

So you're thinking of selling the old Cat crawler tractor. You could take pictures, email all the people you know, put an ad in the paper and online, field phone calls, be available to show it, negotiate a deal, then hang around the day the truck is supposed to come and take it away. 

Or, with one call, you could use the power of technology to gain top dollar for your item. Just tell the people at IronPlanet that you're ready to sell, then let the professionals take care of all the details for you, from evaluating and photographing the item to spreading the word far and wide via our extensive email lists and the interwebs.

IronPlanet will be in Kissimmee, Florida from February 13-17, 2017, and we are animals when it comes to selling your equipment for the highest price. Last year's event broke records:

  • More than 1,100 registered bidders onsite;
  • Online attendees topped 100,000 people from 175 countries;
  • Equipment received bids from buyers in 48 countries;
  • More than 2,350 items sold for $93.8 million in gross merchandise volume.

All you need to do is give us a call to get the ball rolling. Operators are standing by.

Red pins indicate bidders, blue pins indicate winning bidders in IronPlanet's September auctions.

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Topics: Events, Heavy Equipment, Cat Auction Services

Now You'll See More Information in Your Search - Go Bigger!

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 1, 2016 5:44:00 PM

Introducing IronPlanet's Bigger Search Experience

Prepare to have more options, better viewability, and a search that's tuned in to your specific needs with new features in IronPlanet's marketplace. We're releasing IronPlanet's updated look and improved searches so you can find the equipment you need quickly. 

Search Results That Are Easier to Read

In response to customer feedback, we're updating our site to make buying even easier. Previously, search results were shown in a grid layout. We learned that losing your place is a common problem with long, vertical columns of text, so we made reading search results easier by replacing the grid format with a more eye-pleasing list display.

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Topics: Trucks, Heavy Equipment

That Looks Like My Tractor: Stolen Items and How to Protect Your Assets

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 28, 2016 2:43:21 PM

Easy pickings and a smooth disposal process. High profits. Worldwide, clandestine markets. It sounds like a pitch for joining a drug cartel, but these are some of the reasons heavy machinery is frequently stolen by small-time thieves as well as more sophisticated crime operations.

Equipment is stolen for the simple reason that the reward for the thief is greater than the risk taken. Small pieces like tractors are easily boosted, and heavy equipment has little security, either on the piece itself or in the place it's parked. There's also the time lapse: when a car is stolen, it's realized within hours or even minutes of the theft. When a dozer is parked on a Friday night, it's idle for the weekend. Its disappearance may not be discovered for days or even weeks, creating a big window of time for its disposal.

Since 2001, The National Equipment Register (NER) and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has published an annual report on equipment theft in the United States. The findings are based primarily on data the NICB drew from the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) database of more than 10,000 construction and farm equipment thefts, and information reported to ISO ClaimSearch.® We've condensed some of the information in the following infographic, but you can download the complete report by going to this website - it's concise and well laid-out.

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Topics: Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Equipment Maintenance

Make BIG Upgrades With IronPlanet's End-of-Quarter Two-Day Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 26, 2016 3:30:00 PM

The end of the third quarter is here; now is the time to assess what's left in your 2016 budget and determine your fleet's health and well-being. Are there units you've needed to purchase that have languished in the "hold" column until now? Funds left in your 2016 capital budget (that is about to disappear), can help you spruce up your fleet heading into 2017.

IronPlanet's two-day end-of-quarter sale beginning Thursday, September 29 will cross marketplaces: government surplus including military trucks, oilfield equipment, excavators, skid loaders, compactors, tools, attachments, and more. Check out the 420 backhoes and vibratory drum compactors from the Quinn fleet; well-cared-for Freightliner Cascadia 125 T/A Conventional trucks from Walmart, or this 2013 Kenworth T800 T/A Conventional Day Cab.

Go BIG for two days - you can do it!  This huge auction has over 3,000 items that are inspected, online, and available now to preview. 

 View the End of Quarter Sale

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions, Mining, Oil & Gas, Heavy Equipment

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