Small businesses in the construction and transport industry may not have sufficient resources to purchase new equipment. Therefore, most companies opt to buy used plant equipment. The excerpt below discusses the various considerations you should make when purchasing a used forklift.
Before buying the forklift, conduct some research to determine which manufacturers make durable forklifts. Online plant equipment forums are a good source of such information. You also need to know the problems that the used forklift may develop. Another concern should be the availability of spare parts and repair shops in your area.
The forklift you purchase must be suitable for its intended use. Below are some types of forklifts.
Forklifts can be diesel, petrol or electric-powered. Inquire about the forklift's weight limits if you intend to lift heavy objects.
Inspect the forklift.
Below are some forklift inspection tips.
Ask the seller to give you the equipment's service records. Do not purchase the forklift if the previous owner did not observe service intervals. Besides, ask for a forklift inspection report that will inform you what parts require urgent replacement.
Reputable dealers will offer a guarantee or warranty on the used forklift. Such incentives can significantly improve the buyer's confidence. Some provide after sales services, such as transport and forklift repair.
Finally, the forklift's title must be in the seller's name. Remember to ask for a discount as you purchase the equipment.
When buying a used forklift, consider reputable companies, determine a suitable forklift, inspect the condition of the machine, and ask for service records and guarantees from the seller.
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