IronPlanet inspected record 100k+ used heavy equipment items in 2016 (and one “mobile ice fishing house” SUV)

Updated Dec 28, 2016


IronPlanet reports it has conducted inspections on more than 100,000 used heavy equipment items for 2016, breaking its own record for most equipment evaluated and certified in one year.

ironclad_assurance145x145“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,” reports 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.”

Highlights from the company’s 2016 inspections include:

  • Excavators were the most inspected items in 2016
  • The year’s most unusual item inspected was a (Chevrolet) 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