6 Tips for Buying Used Equipment
April 2, 2020 | Blog
Buying used equipment is a great way to save on costs without sacrificing the features and capabilities you need in a machine. With the number of equipment brands and models to choose from, it's hard to know where to start when buying used equipment. At Williams Machinery, we're here to help you find the right machine for your business.
Here are 6 tips to help you when you purchase a used machine:
1. Do Your Research
Research different equipment brands and models that offer the features and capabilities you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a multi-use machine, consider equipment with a selection of compatible attachments.
2. Ask for Maintenance Records
Before you drive off the lot as the new owner of a used machine, ask for service and maintenance records to ensure the machine has been properly maintained. A well-maintained machine will help you get the job done without the worry of constant repair and servicing.
3. Check the Operating Hours
Check the unit’s operating hours and make sure they match the external condition. Equipment with higher operating hours could mean the need for more servicing and repair.
4. Look for Wear and Tear
Check for cracks, rust or damage on the exterior, tire or track wear, that may lead to critical maintenance or replacement in the future.
5. Try It Out
Run the machine to make sure all features are working correctly. Check for smoke when starting up the engine, leaks, or strange noises coming from the machine. These issues could indicate internal problems or poor maintenance.
6. Find a Dealership You Can Trust
At Williams Machinery, our teams are here to help. Our used equipment sales team will help you find the right machine for your industry and business needs. But our help doesn't stop when you drive off the lot. Count on our team of factory-trained service technicians for your regular maintenance and servicing. We'll keep you up and running all year long.
Browse our range of used equipment to find your next machine today!