Volvo Creates Certified Used Equipment Program to Extend Life-cycle Value

Program gives customers an opportunity to buy machines that have been thoroughly inspected to ensure long-lasting performance

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Volvo Construction Equipment has created a used equipment program that allows contractors to get quality Volvo machines with the assurance that the equipment is in great condition — all with the savings that come with buying used.

“As customers look to lower their total cost of ownership, the demand for pre-owned equipment has grown greatly in recent years, and the new Volvo Certified Used program allows contractors to purchase a machine knowing that it has been thoroughly inspected to ensure it is capable of performing on the most demanding jobsites,” said Tara Stryker, director of remarketing at Volvo Construction Equipment. “The used equipment available to customers covers the breadth of our product lines, from excavators to wheel loaders to paving equipment to attachments and more.”

All Volvo Certified Used Equipment will be  inspected and classified into one of two categories: Volvo Certified and Volvo Certified Engine Ready.

Volvo Ce Aims For Industryγçös Highest Lifecycle Values With Volvo Certified Used Program 2To be classified as Volvo Certified, a machine is tested and refurbished using Genuine Volvo parts and components. These machines come with a 24-hour parts guarantee for Class 1 parts. The guarantee is 48 hours in Hawaii and Canada.

The second tier of used equipment, Volvo Certified Engine Ready, includes machines destined for work in less regulated markets outside of the United States and Europe. Equipment will be inspected and certified through approved Volvo dealers in an export market where engine de-tiering can be done.

Compatible machines in the Volvo Certified tier come with a one-year subscription to ActiveCare Direct, the telematics service that provides 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo. Volvo Certified machines also qualify for the company's lifetime frame warranty.

Dealer Partnerships

Volvo CE is partnering with its dealers to establish the Volvo Certified Used centers in North America. Volvo Certified Used centers will feature reconditioning facilities in which dealers will perform the work themselves.

Volvo Ce Aims For Industryγçös Highest Lifecycle Values With Volvo Certified Used ProgramVolvo CE and its dealer network are staking a claim. We want to provide the construction industry’s highest life-cycle values,” explained Stephen Roy, president of Volvo CE Americas. “Our new Volvo Certified Used program will extend this value proposition into the second life of machines, when they enter the used market, enabling us to leverage our OEM and dealer network expertise to raise machine values and offer an alternative to the auction market.”

The first dealer partner to sign on to the program is Arnold Machinery Company (Arnold). Arnold opened its new Volvo Certified Used center facility in Las Vegas, NV, in April. The company was chosen because of its engagement in used equipment, for the proximity of its location to airports and highways and for its potential growth. 

Logan Ormond, used equipment manager at Arnold, said the company was excited to partner with Volvo CE for its new Volvo Certified Used Center.

“There is a sense of security that comes from buying a machine that has been fully evaluated and certified. Customers will know that their used machines have been cared for and they will have more confidence in how the equipment will perform in the future,” explained Ormond. “With our Volvo Certified Technicians, we will scrutinize each machine and ensure it fits the strict certification requirements for the program. We see this is as one of the fastest-growing segments of the construction equipment market and we want to lead the charge in helping to provide the highest machine life cycles available."