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YouTube Sensation Dirt Every Day Features GovPlanet on June 9th Episode: What It’s Like to Go Off-Road With a Demilitarized Stewart & Stevenson LMTV


June 9, 2015
By Business Wire News

PLEASANTON, Calif.

IronPlanet, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, is going off-road in the popular YouTube series Dirt Every Day in an episode premiering today. Dirt Every Day will feature a decommissioned Stewart & Stevenson Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) truck from GovPlanet, an IronPlanet marketplace. This on- and off-road romp gives viewers a close look at what it’s like to have their own after-duty military vehicle.

With nearly 3.2 million subscribers to the Motor Trend YouTube Channel, Dirt Every Day is the hit series featuring off-road adventures and the trucks, Jeeps, and other machines that “get you there.” The series covers everything from new 4×4 tests to aftermarket off-road upgrades, wacky 4-wheel shoot outs and dirt road trips. Dirt Every Day came together with IronPlanet to get an exciting peek into the second life of decommissioned military vehicles sold on its GovPlanet marketplace.

Dirt Every Day Host Fred Williams visited GovPlanet’s Ogden, Utah site in early May where he selected a 1995 Stewart & Stevenson M1078 LMTV 4×4 Truck for Dirt Every Day’s June 9th episode. With less than 11,000 miles on it, this LMTV is an example of the type of equipment that GovPlanet regularly makes available to the public at auction through its contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.

“My intention with this episode was to showcase a cool military vehicle and tell viewers where they can get one for themselves,” said Fred Williams, host of Dirt Every Day. “GovPlanet proved to be a great resource. Military trucks are awesome, usually no frills, with lots of big recovery points, and rugged matte paint. I also think that most people see these trucks and think they are cool, but never get to actually drive them unless they are in the military, so I was hoping to convey what it’s actually like.”

Later this month the Stewart & Stevenson M1078 LMTV 4×4 Truck featured on Dirt Every Day will be available for sale in GovPlanet’s June 24 all-Humvee online auction. Details for this event are available on www.govplanet.com and www.ironplanet.com. The Dirt Every Day M1078 LMTV listing can be viewed here.

Every item on GovPlanet includes a detailed inspection report backed by IronPlanet’s exclusive IronClad Assurance® buyer protection program, which guarantees the report is an accurate description of the item’s condition.

IronPlanet’s proprietary technology offers sellers the ability to maximize revenue through various remarketing channels, including online and onsite auctions, while giving buyers the most efficient connection to inventories globally. With IronPlanet, buyers and sellers can manage their fleet assets more cost effectively and efficiently on their own timelines.

About Dirt Every Day

Presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Dirt Every Day is an online show on the Motor Trend YouTube Channel. It follows host Fred Williams as he goes on various off-roading adventures. For more information, visit Dirt Every Day.

About IronPlanet

IronPlanet is the leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and an innovative participant in the multi-billion dollar heavy equipment auction market. Since 2000, IronPlanet has sold over $4 billion of used equipment online and has built a database of more than 1.3 million registered users worldwide. IronPlanet connects buyers and sellers of used equipment with its exclusive IronClad Assurance® buyer protection program and family of sites including IronPlanet®, GovPlanet®, TruckPlanet®, Cat Auction Services, Kruse Energy & Equipment AuctioneersSM, allEquip® and Asset Appraisal ServicesSM. IronPlanet is backed by Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo. For more information, visit www.ironplanet.com.

Natron Communications
Michael Ingalls, 917-494-4909
michael@natroncomm.com