Heavy Machinery Sales - Reconditioned or New?
The first thing you will need to consider when it comes to heavy machinery sales is whether or not you want to buy reconditioned/used heavy equipment or buy new. This is an important choice and it will affect many things, from your financial standing to the length of warranty that you get with the machinery. For instance, suppose you were in the market for a backhoe. You might find that you can buy from the manufacturer for a premium price, or you could buy through a company that offered reconditioned equipment for thousands of dollars less.
The problem here is that not all “reconditioned” equipment actually is reconditioned. Unscrupulous firms might clean up used equipment, provide a cursory inspection and slap a “for sale” sticker on it without actually addressing any of the wear and tear maintenance problems the backhoe might have.
Heavy Machinery Sales - Warranty Considerations
While heavy machinery is manufactured to last a very long time and to deal with the rigors and hazards involved with heavy work, failures can and do happen. That means that one of the most important considerations when searching for a reputable heavy machinery sales outlet is to consider the length of warranty on offer. Reconditioned heavy equipment might come with a 90-day warranty (or none at all in some cases), while new equipment usually comes with a manufacturer’s warranty that can span several years (or several hundred work hours).
When choosing heavy machinery sales outlets, you’ll need to verify that the machinery does come with a warranty, and what that warranty covers. Used or reconditioned equipment might have very specific exclusions that can result in you losing money on the purchase. However, the savings on the equipment might be enough to offset the cost of any repairs that are not covered.
In the end, it comes down to vetting any heavy machinery sales outlet that you are considering. Make sure that they have a reputation for standing behind their equipment (whether new or reconditioned) and that they are dedicated to providing solid customer service.