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Sandhills Global Report Shows Equipment Values Gains Driven by Inventory Dropping

January 04, 2021, 07:06 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

A new Sandhills Global market data report highlights dropping inventory levels making a major impact on year-over-year used equipment values in key construction, farm and truck markets. By assessing year-over-year inventory and equipment values, Sandhills Used Price Index can deliver insights that go beyond conventional measures that don't typically consider predictable market patterns and seasonal swings. As a result, the market data reports give sellers a better idea of the sectors driving trends in these used equipment markets.

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Year over year trends to note from the November include:

U.S. Used Heavy-Duty Trucks

  • Heavy-duty sleeper truck values were up 2.7 percent Y/Y, and when looking specifically into the 3- to 5-year age group with 400,000 to 500,000 miles, the Used Price Index shows an upward trend in average price since Q2 2020.
  • This trend continues a sharp decline in inventory.

U.S. Used Heavy-Duty Construction Equipment

  • Equipment values in the Used Construction Market Index are up 0.61 percent Y/Y.
  • The increase is highlighted by dozer values, which are up 3.7 percent overall. Within the dozer market, the under-200-horsepower group, which makes up the highest volume of inventory, is trending down 16 percent YOY. The decrease is mainly driven by the 10- to 15-year age group, which is down 41 percent Y/Y.

U.S. Used Farm Equipment

  •  The Used Agriculture Market Index shows values up 7.4 percent YOY with tractor values up 7.7 percent overall. The increase in tractor values is driven by the 175-plus-hp group.
  •  Delving deeper, the dropping used inventory volumes for the 175-plus-hp group are driven by John Deere tractors. In November 2019, John Deere 175-plus-hp tractors numbered 6,152, and after a steady decrease in inventory throughout 2020, John Deere tractors in this grouping totaled just 4,500—a drop of 27 percent Y/Y.

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