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Optimal Equipment Replacement Policy

Optimal Equipment Replacement Policy

Instead of buying equipment new and keeping it till it wears out, one should choose a policy after considering price and condition at each stage. An example shows that it may be best to buy trucks at two years old and trade them in at four years old.

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