You’ve noticed that your business could use some extra help. Productivity and efficiency could increase with purchase of a forklift – but where do you begin? As you shop for material handling equipment, you’ll notice used forklifts for sale. The Forklift Pro explains the benefits of pre-owned forklifts and how to ensure you’re buying the right one for your business.
Pros of buying a used forklift
Buying a pre-owned forklift is your best bet for improving output and work rate, while saving money on new equipment depreciation.
Just as buying any product pre-owned, used forklifts have a lower price tag than new forklifts. In some cases, a used forklift for sale may cost half as much as a new forklift. Depending on the needs of your business, this may allow you to fit the purchase of two used forklifts into your budget.
In addition to the savings, pre-owned forklifts provide reliability your company can depend on. These machines have had all the kinks worked out as they have been put to the test in their previous jobs. Most used forklifts for sale are only on the market due to their previous lease running out.
Identify your business needs
There are a lot of different options to choose from when purchasing a used material handling equipment. Before signing on the dotted line for any machine, make sure you’re purchasing the right one!
Consider factors like the environment in which the forklift will be used, how many hours a week it will be used, how much weight will need to be lifted, and how high do loads need to be lifted. Determine what type of motor is best for your business and how equipped is your business to maintain the machine. Once you’ve answered each of these questions, you’ll have a better idea of the right used forklift for your company.