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IronPlanet Breaks Record for Used Heavy Equipment Inspections

December 14, 2016, 07:05 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

IronPlanet® announced that it has conducted a record-breaking number of annual inspections in 2016, with over 100,000 pieces of equipment evaluated and certified by its professional inspectors, which is more inspections than the company has ever conducted to-date.

The cornerstone of IronPlanet’s industry leading inspection process is its unique IronClad Assurance equipment condition certification. This unmatched process lets buyers know that one of the company's inspectors has personally visited the item, taken pictures and conducted a comprehensive inspection of key systems and components. What the buyer sees in the inspection report is what they get when they receive the equipment. IronClad Assurance allows buyers to purchase with confidence knowing that the items have been given a full and detailed inspection by an industry expert. IronPlanet's team of over 250 professional inspectors average more than 20 years of equipment experience and follow a standardized, reliable and consistent method of evaluation.

“High quality, detailed and meticulous equipment inspections are a core component of IronPlanet offerings to buyers and sellers alike and that is what differentiates us from all other marketplaces,” said Matt Ackley, IronPlanet Chief Marketing Officer. “With over 100,000 trusted inspections conducted this year alone, IronPlanet's IronClad Assurance certification guarantees that buyers receive the equipment they expect, even if they haven’t visited the equipment in person. This inspires a level of satisfaction and trust that continues to drive the growth of our online, as well as onsite auctions around the country and the world.” 

IronPlanet’s 2016 inspection highlights:

  •  Excavators were the most inspected items in 2016
  • The year’s most unusual item inspected was a suburban converted to a “mobile ice fishing house,” with a hole cut near the rear seats to drop the fishing line
  • In the U.S., California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania were the states where most inspections occurred
  • Africa, Indonesia and Australia were the farthest inspections from IronPlanet’s headquarters in California

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