CASE Construction Equipment has launched an all-new Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator that provides both prospective buyers and current equipment owners insight into lifetime ownership costs. Based on a broad range of operational factors covering the entire line of CASE equipment, the program calculates data in U.S. and Canadian currencies, as well as metric and imperial measurements.
The calculator — available at tco.CaseCE.com — is free to use and is applicable in the U.S. and Canada.
“Adding equipment to a fleet and growing a business is based on utilization and whether that piece of equipment can be profitable,” says Brad Stemper, product manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “We’re helping contractors and owner/operators take the ambiguity out of that calculation. We believe in lowering total cost of ownership wherever possible and making operating costs predictable so that businesses can make intelligent buying decisions. This new calculator helps do both by showing the real cost-saving benefits of programs like CASE ProCare matched with dynamic local factors such as fuel and labor costs, and working conditions.”
Users start by entering the equipment category and model, then the anticipated length of ownership and annual hours of use. Estimated owning, operating, and maintenance costs/factors are then entered to calculate an anticipated total hourly cost for the life of that machine.
“The buyer can then use that number to ultimately make the decision that is best for their business,” said Stemper.