First Case Certified Used machine sold

CASE dealer LDH Plant has registered the first Case Certified Used machine.

This is a new way to own a Case machine, with all models tested, inspected and then certified to to ensure ‘as new’ performance.

The CASE Certified Used programme was launched at bauma last year, with the manufacturer subsequently rolling out training to dealers across Europe to prepare them for the process.

In order to be considered as Certified Used, machines must be less than four-years-old and have less than 3,000 operating hours for compact machines and less than 6,000 hours for heavy-duty machines. The equipment must also have a full preventative maintenance history and undergo a maintenance programme as part of the certification process.

“We were attracted to this offering from the start,” explained Michael Ward, CEO of LDH Plant. “There is certainly a gap in the market between brand new machines and traditional used equipment; this offering fills that gap. The certification for the Case Certified Used range is rigorous, there are over 120 different checkpoints on the way to a machine becoming certified. Any part that isn’t up to standard is replaced with CASE genuine parts, meaning we can deliver a premium quality offering with a lower total cost of ownership.

“Our engineers are fully trained on the certification procedure and we are proud to be the first Case dealer to register a Case Certified Used machine. The CASE 2050M dozer is for sale on the CASE used website and will soon be available on the Mascus website too.”

Jean-Philippe Soussan, global head of remarketing, construction segment, CNH Industrial, added, “We know that a low total cost of ownership is key in the buying decision. But this doesn’t mean that our customers need to compromise on quality. Our certification process ensures as-new performance. The process is thorough and tough, but it is the best way to ensure quality for our customers.”