MTS Journal

2021  •  Volume 37  •  Issue 1

This issue discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on MTS appraisers and the opportunities that have arisen. It highlights the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and the potential for increased activity in MTS-relevant industries.
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Articles from this Issue

MTS Journal Editorial

A special note from the Editors of ASA’s MTS Journal.
PAGE 4 Zachary Rimler, ASA and Tim Roy, ASA

CEO Update – New Year – New Possibilities

Spotlighting updates from ASA Headquarters.
PAGE 5 Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP

Chairman's Corner

News from ASA’s Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee.
PAGE 7 Bill Engel, ASA

Governor's Bulletin

Important information and updates from MTS Discipline Governors.
PAGE 8 John Mathe, ASA and Sam Shapiro, ASA

M&E Marketplace Insights: Row Crop Machinery Technology

Insights on row crop machinery technology.
PAGE 10 Todd Janzen Interviewed by Tim Roy, ASA

M&E Marketplace Insights: Industrial Processing and Plant Auctions

Expert insights on industrial processing and plant auctions.
PAGE 13 Joel Bersh Interviewed by Tim Roy, ASA

Heavy Equipment Technology Products

The equipment world has kept stride with technology, innovation and design. This article focuses on Caterpillar technology products-Caterpillar has long been a leader in bringing innovation to Cat products.
PAGE 17 Brad Hartsburg, ASA, CPPA, CSA

Aircraft Maintenance Condition and Asset Value

Is there a relationship between an aircraft’s maintenance condition and its value? Well, the short answer is: generally, yes.
PAGE 22 Barbara A. Spoor, ASA

Do the Marine Asset Appraisal Methods Used Internationally Meet Acceptable Standards?

Without comparable sales, lenders rely on the income approach or Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) method. A vessel's intrinsic value is its ability to generate income over its economic lifetime. A DCF calculation can give you a value of that marine asset.
PAGE 25 Norman F. Laskay, NAMS-CMS; ASA

Iowa-Type Survivor Curves and Equipment Life Expectancy

The development of life expectancy relies on actuarial techniques to describe equipment life characteristics. Statistical techniques and Iowa-type survivor curves can be used to develop estimates of equipment life expectancy.
PAGE 28 Richard K. Ellsworth, PE, ASA, CFA, CCP