Used News Summer 2017 Issue

By WP ADMIN Posted in Official Guide | UsedNews

June 19, 2017


SUMMER ISSUE 2017


Recent Improvements to the Online Official Guides

  • Customers can now select and filter “comparables” from IronSearch advertised listings as well as Iron Solutions auction and sold reports.
  • Official Guide Plus & Pro users can now factor the default base value for an appraisal.
  • Saved Appraisals can now be sorted by date and filtered by a customer’s name.
  • Users can download a PDF in a new tab from any screen of an appraisal.
  • IronForecast customers can now forecast values of equipment up to 84 months

Combine Hour Adjustment Change

Beginning this summer, hour adjustments for combines will be based on separator hours instead of engine hours. This change is a direct result of customer feedback. Guide values will not be impacted due to different per hour factors for engine and separator hours.

Guides Going Completely Digital

IronGuides Official Guide DigitalEffective January 1, 2018, Iron Solutions will no longer publish the print edition of the Official Guide. We will continue to provide accurate and comprehensive valuations as always through our web platform at ironguides.com. Many equipment types and models are not available in print due to space restrictions within the book. A digital platform, however, simplifies appraisal searches & valuations and can be done in less than 30 seconds. Our print only customers can now access additional options for appraisals and floor plan purposes. Print-Only subscribers who have questions and wish to take advantage of this special offer should contact us.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Outdoor Power Equipment Guide and the IronSearch Buyers Guide will continue to be printed.


Outdoor Power Equipment Guide

book_OfficialGuide_2017Order the Iron Solutions’ 2017 Outdoor Power Equipment Official Guide now. It offers the latest details on equipment such as lawn tractors, utility vehicles, front mount and zero turn mowers as well as compact tractors and skid steers. The OPE Guide consists of trade values based on dealer reported sales, an extensive serial number list and up-to-date specifications. The OPE Guide data is available in electronic form as well as print.

Iron Search Buyers Guide

The 2017 Edition is now available and includes updated specs and values for more than 6500 models of tractors, combines, balers, and many other types of equipment. The ISBG includes serial numbers for many older pieces of equipment. U.S. and Canadian values are also included. It is available in electronic form as well as print.

Customer Feedback

Improvements to the Official Guide are largely the result of feedback from our customers like the recent change to the combine hour adjustment. The opportunity to provide us feedback as been made even easier through our online IronGuides. Simply click of “Provide Feedback” on the far right of the top navigation bar on any page within IronGuides. This will allow you to suggest ways of improving the use of IronGuides or voice errors you may find in our values. Your suggestion will be reviewed by our staff and you will be contacted for follow-up.

Do You Report Only Tractors & Combines?

Tractors and Combines are important parts of the Official Guide, but we also need reports on all types (and makes) of used machinery. Items such as tillage equipment provide valuable information for those looking for comparable sales. These particular reports can be viewed as part of the “yellow pages” section. Please remember to include details such as age and size when reporting. Dealers submitting 10 – 49 qualified reports for each location in their ownership group in the 12 months prior to purchase earn a 10% discount. Dealers submitting 50+ qualified reports for each location in their ownership group in the 12 months prior to purchase earn a 20% discount.