Komatsu Values Accolade
Supplier News • June 2, 2017
Komatsu forklifts have been a particular favourite of Windsor customers for many years due to their robust performance and great features.
Now, the IC engine-powered BX50 Series forklift has been awarded the honour of Highest Retained Value from EquipmentWatch – a leading database for the US heavy equipment industry.
EquipmentWatch benchmarks the long-term performance of machines across a host of categories, looking for those that retained the highest residual value over the past five years of data.
Analysts considered 12,536 models from their valuation database which were then narrowed down to 156 series from 36 brands. The Komatsu beat five other finalists, including Doosan’s Pro5 Series.
The award-winning BX family features several unique industry leading features:
- Dual floating structure for greatly reduced vibration, protecting both the operator and critical components
- EZ-Lift tandem pump hydraulic system for increased efficiency and improved truck control in tight spaces
- Directional flow counterweight designed to push hot air and engine exhaust down and away from the operator’s compartment – especially important while driving in reverse
The BX50 also joins two other Komatsu machines, the GD655 Motor Grader and the WA320 Wheel Loader, as winners in their respective categories.
“The award is indicative of excellence across a manufacturing organization,” said Garrett Schemmel, Vice President of EquipmentWatch. “Product quality has the most obvious impact on an asset’s performance on the secondary market, but residual values are also highly impacted by brand affinity and fair original pricing. A manufacturer must excel on all three fronts to be the winner.”