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Equipment inspection tips: farm tractors

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 5, 2018 10:39:29 AM

When it comes to buying a farm tractor, farmers know what they need - whether it's a 4WD tractor, a MFWD tractor, or a tracked tractor with a specific number of hydraulic outlets to run a scraper, air drill or other farm attachments.

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Topics: machines, Inspections, farmland

Equipment inspection tips: loader backhoes

Posted by IronPlanet on Dec 14, 2017 11:08:24 AM

Looking for a truly multi-purpose piece of heavy equipment for your next project? The loader backhoe, a melding of tractor, excavator and loader, is considered by some to be the Swiss army knife of heavy equipment. It can dig, back-fill, handle material and, with the right attachments, carry out even more tasks. Loader backhoes are compact and versatile enough for everything from construction and demolition to landscaping and road building.

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Topics: Construction, Equipment Maintenance, Inspections, 2017

Inspection tips: five things to look for when buying a used motor grader.

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

A wide variety of motor graders are bought and sold online at IronPlanet and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions each year. If you’re planning to buy a used motor grader, make sure your inspection list includes a thorough look at these five motor grader components.

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Topics: Construction, Inspections, ironplanet, 2017

Inspection tips: five things to look for when buying a used truck tractor.

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Truck drivers depend heavily on their trucks. It's their livelihood and, for long-haul drivers, it can be their home away from home. This extremely interdependent relationship between drivers and their trucks quickly turns even the greenest of drivers into truck experts.

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Topics: Trucks, Inspections, transport, ironplanet, 2017

Inspection tips: 5 things to look for when buying a used excavator.

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 26, 2017 12:09:30 PM

If you're looking for a used hydraulic excavator, check out the selection available for sale online at and at Ritchie Bros. unreserved onsite auctions. But before you head out to inspect the machine you want, check for these five things to help determine the value of an item you're interested in buying and avoid unexpected repairs or replacement costs.

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Inspections, ironplanet, 2017

IronPlanet Unveils Next Gen Inspection Report

Posted by IronPlanet on Mar 31, 2017 1:30:07 PM

IronPlanet Unveils Next Gen Inspection Report

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Topics: Inspections

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of IronPlanet Inspections with Jeff Jeter, President of IronPlanet and Randy Berry, Senior Vice President of Operations and Services

Posted by IronPlanet on Jan 19, 2017 7:00:45 AM


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Topics: Webinar, Inspections

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



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: Press Releases, Heavy Equipment, Inspections

IronPlanet Webinar Series - Episode 2 is announced for Wednesday, January 25th

Posted by IronPlanet on Jan 9, 2017 5:36:35 PM


After the overwhelming response from the first in the IronPlanet® Webinar Series 'eBay to Excavators – Planning for Profit in the Digital Age' we can now announce that our next episode will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at 6pm GMT / 10am PST.


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Topics: Webinar, IronClad Assurance, Inspections

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