Buying Construction Equipment; New Versus Used

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Buying Construction Equipment; New Versus Used

25 July 2018
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If you are a business owner looking to add some heavy equipment to your fleet, you might be surprised by the prices and the options available to you. If you are looking for a specific model and brand, you might need to search for specific dealers or locations to find it. But if you are just looking for some construction equipment in general, there are some options out there for you.

Shopping Dealerships

If you are in the market for a piece of equipment and you have a specific brand in mind, you might want to start your search at the dealership that handles that brand. The dealer may have both new and used equipment available to choose from, but depending on your budget, you may want to spend a little more for a brand new machine that will last for many years to come. If you are buying from a dealer, keep in mind that you will need to get the equipment serviced from time to time so ask about on-site service. If they can come to you, it will save you time and money as well as being convenient.

Buying Used Equipment

If you are in the market for used equipment, there are some places to consider, especially if you are working on a tight budget. Shopping the equipment sales is a good place to start. In many areas, these sales are organized to sell large volumes of used equipment. Often the prices are lower to encourage sales, and the equipment can be in varying levels of upkeep. Look over the equipment well because most of the time these sales are final. If there is minor damage to the machine that can be easily fixed, it might be worth buying and fixing if you can get a good price.

Equipment Auctions

Another option for getting a deal on used equipment is to go to the equipment auctions. These auctions are a good place to find a wide variety of machines just waiting for a new home, but be careful. There can be things wrong with the equipment that you might not notice. Use the preview time to walk around and look at them and talk with the seller if you can. If the machine is in really good shape the price, may go higher on the block, but it might be worth it as well. The auction is about getting the best price for the seller, so it is possible that the buyer will have to pay a little more if he really wants the machine for his business.