July 12 2021 08:47 AM

EquipmentWatch’s awards leverage third-party, unbiased data to identify the recipients.

Atlanta-based Takeuchi-US’s compact excavators and compact track loaders were recognized as having the lowest cost of ownership in their machine categories for 2021 by EquipmentWatch, a database and information provider for the construction and heavy equipment industries. EquipmentWatch’s Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards leverage third-party, unbiased data to identify equipment that is projected to offer the lowest cost of ownership in the next five years.

2021 marks the fourth year of EquipmentWatch’s Lowest Cost of Ownership awards. According to EquipmentWatch’s methodology, cost of ownership is defined as the actual cost to own an asset per month, week, day and hour. Total cost of ownership looks beyond the initial acquisition price to consider the value and profitability of equipment over time.

Takeuchi’s compact excavator product line includes 14 machines, and it offers five compact track loaders.

“We take a great deal of pride in designing, engineering and building quality equipment that people can depend on – not just for today, but also for the years ahead,” says Jeff Stewart, president of Takeuchi-US. “Receiving these awards for our compact excavators and track loaders is extremely gratifying. It shows our current and future customers that purchasing a Takeuchi machine is a wise choice that can help improve not just their productivity, but also their ROI.”