Heavy Equipment Shortage At Dealerships Leads To Auctions

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022

This past year has been tough for anyone searching the market for electronics. Everything from gaming consoles to new cars and construction equipment has been impacted by supply chain problems since early 2021.

The heavy equipment market has been hit especially hard by price hikes in the past year thanks to the construction industry’s constant demand for equipment while the supply of machines has dwindled.

CAT the world’s biggest manufacturer of construction equipment issued a statement last year warning their customers that supply chain issues would potentially impact their ability to deliver on orders for new machines.

“At the moment we’re mitigating it,” CAT CFO Andrew Blofeld said last May. “It’s a risk and obviously we’re keeping a close eye on it. What it means is we may not be able to make end user demand this year.”

As last year’s economic problems continue to trickle into 2022, demand for construction equipment is still going strong across the nation.

With dealers running low on inventory, auctions are one way to still find heavy equipment.

In Chattanooga, Compass is an auction company that has increased its inventory of heavy equipment in the last six months, working with companies, contractors and consignors to try to outpace demand every month.

“We work with companies all over the country across a variety of industries, which affords us the opportunity to sell high-quality equipment on a consistent basis,” said Chris Wood, the manager of sales at Compass. “We strive to have a continuous and diverse inventory of equipment to service the broad needs of our buyers, and we do so in a timely manner.”

If you have heavy equipment that you’re willing to sell, contact Consigments@SoldOnCompass.com to have it sold within 30 days.

 

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