5 Tips on Purchasing Used Equipment
1. Who’s selling?
- Buy equipment from a trustworthy seller or company
- If you’re not familiar with the seller, research his background/ references
2. What’s the machine’s background?
- Run the serial number with an authorized dealer to check if the machine is stolen
- Check for liens or other liabilities against the machine
3. How do you want to pay?
- In case you want to finance the machine, have everything ready
4. How to inspect the machine?
- Does the condition of the unit match the hours?
- Check the fluids to see if the machine has been treated well. Are the filters marked?
- Start the machine. Does it start right away? Does it smoke?
- Run the machine and test all functions. How much play does the workgroup have?
- Park the machine and check the engine and hydraulic circuits again for leaks.
- Important for the price: What is the condition of the wear items? Tires? Tracks? Sprockets? Etc.
- What documents are available? Service record? Inspection results? ICBC Registration?
5. What else to keep in mind?
- Have proper documentation about the purchase (invoice, receipts, registration, etc.)
- How are you going to transport the machine?
- Do you want additional warranty on the machine?
Reach out to David, our Used Equipment Manager at [email protected], for any questions or advice!