About The Data
MarketCheck's new heavy equipment database includes new & used listings gathered from over thusands of sellers spread across the US. Each individual record cincludes all the standard fields you'd expect, including the equipment's location, type, price and total days-on-market, but also depending upn the type, will also include a VIN, serial number, industry classifications, ratings & other technical specifications. Deep links point are included, pointing to the equipment details page (EQP) where images and seller comments can be viewed. Records are available for both new and used inventory, with designations for active versus sold status. Inventory data will be released Q3 2018 with market averages made available some time in 2019. Special requests for API endpoints are possible while we're working on the first release version of the product, so let us know if you have something special in mind; we might be able to provide it--for free.
How We Aggregate
Crawling is done using MarketCheck's proprietary web cralwer, "Autobot." It blends powerful crawling capabilities with advanced machine learning, recognizing patterns as it navigates complex site structures to gather and sort listings with the highest fidelity and efficiency possible. This has allowed us to provide comprehensive depictions of markets, with levels of coverage and accuracy previously unseen in the industries we cover. Autobot is a "polite crawler" that respects website instructions for bots, and treads lightly on the sites we monitor. Publishers wishing to have their listings included need only have a website that allows search engines (like Google or Bing) to crawl their content. Provided that they do, we take care of everything else, and go out of our way to make sure their listings are reflected in our databases. We then re-publish the listings through our active community of developers, to maximize the reach each listing has. We make our money creating & selling the APIs and so there's no fee charged for providing this service for the publishers that we monitor.
Integrating the Data
MarketCheck data is made avaialble through several easy-to-use APIs. Integration is fast and simple, and if you already have some experience with APIs you can be up and running in just a few minutes. But if you do need help at any point along the way, just give us a call, we're happy to help. For special types of uses requiring a lot of pre-processing, you may occasionally want a feed rather than an API and for these cases we're happy to set up a dump at the location and schedule of your choice. We prefer FTP but if you need something else, it's do-able. In the case of special reports or other types of occasional uses, just let us know what you need and we can probably create it for you. Other integration services, like desktops or mashups of all kinds, are avaialble when needed and quoted on a custom basis according to the level and complexity of the work. Fully automated, bi-directional syncing with third party applications (RPA) are also possible, just let us know what you have in mind and we'll work up a quote for it.