Awards in each category were given to the model/series projected to retain the highest percentage of its original value after a five-year period based on the comprehensive EquipmentWatch market activity database.

Thirty awards were presented in total and announced in Las Vegas alongside the first-day kickoff of World of Concrete. The awards program, in its 3rd consecutive year, recognizes winners in construction, agricultural and lift/access equipment categories. Two new categories were introduced in 2018 corn headers in the agricultural sector and tandem compactors in the construction sector. Manufacturers taking home multiple awards in 2018 include John Deere (4 awards), Caterpillar (3 awards), Volvo (2 awards), Komatsu (2 awards), CASE IH (2 awards), CASE Construction Equipment (2 awards), and Bomag (2 awards).

“Retained value is one of the primary indicators of overall performance and reliability for any piece of heavy equipment,” says Garrett Schemmel, vice president of EquipmentWatch. “We are proud to announce our 2018 winners—each of which represents a world-class product. Models that have received our Highest Retained Value Award should inspire buyer confidence in both new and resale equipment markets.”

In order to determine the nominees for the 2018 Highest Retained Value Awards, EquipmentWatch analysts considered more than 12,000 models with up to 20 model years of values. 2018 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award Winners

Award Ordering Info: Manufacturer name, model series, category, subcategory

Deere 9 Series
Deere 8R Series
Tractors, Large, Wheel
Deere 870 Series
Excavators, Large, Crawler
Deere 770 Series
Motor Graders
Caterpillar D5 Series
Dozers, Track, Small
Caterpillar 320 Series
Excavators, Crawler, Small
Caterpillar 980 Series
Loaders, Wheel, Large
Case IH 4400 Series
Corn Headers
Case IH Steiger Series
Tractors, Track
Case CX50 Series
Excavators, Compact Track
Case SV200 Series
Loaders, Skid Steer, Large
Volvo L90 Series
Loaders, Wheel, Medium
Volvo EC380 Series
Excavators, Crawler, Medium
Komatsu D65 Series
Dozers, Track, Large
Komatsu WA200 Series
Loaders, Wheel, Small
Bomag BW211 Series
Drum Compactors
Bomag BW120 Series
Tandem Compactors
Snorkel TB Series
Boom Lifts, Telescopic
New Holland B95 Series
Massey Ferguson 9500 Series
Kubota SVL Series
Loaders, Compact Track
JLG RT Series
I.C. Scissor Lifts
JCB 500 Series
Lift Trucks, Telehandlers
Hyster H Series
Lift Trucks, Warehouse/Narrow Aisle
Genie GS Electric Series
Electric Scissor Lifts
Challenger MT500 Series
Tractors, Small Wheel
Bobcat S100 Series
Loaders, Small Skid Steer Track
Bil-Jax XA Series
Boom Lifts, Articulating
Bell B30 Series
Rear Dumps
Apache AS Series
Sprayers, Self-Propelled


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