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IronPlanet Returns to Des Moines, IA Area For Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Cat Auction Services Sale Includes Wide Array of Equipment in Altoona, IA on April 12, 2017

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IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today unveiled details and key highlights for its latest Des Moines, IA area Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction. This on-site sale marks IronPlanet’s return to Iowa and will include over 200 pieces of quality, used equipment.

 

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Topics: Auctions, Press Releases, Heavy Equipment, Cat Auction Services

IronPlanet Unveils Marketplace Direct -- A Fully Configurable, Seller-Branded Cloud-Based Platform to Increase Sales and Seller Control, Powered by IronPlanet’s Marketplaces and Technology

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today debuted its new Marketplace Direct platform that offers advanced, self-listing functionality for larger-scale equipment sellers. Unique to the industry, Marketplace Direct provides an innovative listing and reporting solution that enables sellers to better manage their assets and directly control their listing management process. With Marketplace Direct, sellers have an enhanced cloud-based platform to increase sell-thru of inventory, improve price performance and reach the most buyers through the channels of their choice.

 

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Topics: Press Releases, digital, Heavy Equipment

IronPlanet Produces “Inspecting the Iron Behind the Planet” A Webinar Delving Into How We Create the Most Trusted Heavy Equipment Marketplace

Posted by IronPlanet on Jan 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

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IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced Episode 2 in its new webinar series, set for Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The in-depth webinar is Inspecting the Iron behind the Planet – How We Create the Most Trusted Heavy Equipment Marketplace.

 

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Topics: Inspections, Press Releases, Heavy Equipment

IronPlanet Returns to Houston for the First Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction of 2017

Posted by IronPlanet on Jan 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

On-Site Event Featured Sellers Include Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders

 

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IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, rolls in to the Houston area on Wednesday, February 1 for its first major Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction of the of the year.

 

This Texas event will feature hundreds of items from Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, and other sellers. Those who cannot make the on-site auction in person can bid on the equipment of their choice with IronPlanet® LiveStreamTM, the next generation in online bidding for live, on-site auctions. Additional details on this on-site event are available at ironplanet.com/houston.

 

IronPlanet was selected by Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders to help manage and sell equipment related to the major regional SH99 Grand Parkway Project in Houston, Texas, as it moved toward completion. IronPlanet was chosen for its comprehensive platform, offering fixed and negotiated price formats that compliment online and on-site auction options, returning higher ROI by matching equipment to the best formats and buyers locally and around the world.

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Topics: Press Releases, Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Cat Auction Services

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

 

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

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