Despite the notion that purchasing used equipment is a big money saver (and in the long run, it is), there is a concern that you might not be getting what you pay for. The trick is to make sure that you are spending your money wisely so that you get the used equipment that you need, for the best price you can get, and work efficiently!

How do you know that you’re getting all the rewards and none of the risks? These tips will help you take the risk out of buying used equipment and machinery.

Tip 1: Buy From An Established Dealership

There is nothing worse than buying a used machine from an unreliable dealership. The feeling you get when you throw away money is the worst. That is why you should always conduct in-depth research to find a dealership that is going to deliver the best machinery for you. Just jump online, speak to other people in your industry and see who is a reliable dealership that can head to.

Tip 2: Inspect The Machinery Before You Buy 

When we mean inspect the machinery, we mean, really inspect it. Take it for a test run and see if it works and operates properly. Check the engine and all the parts to see if they are functioning properly. You should also ask the dealership if any additional work is required to get the device working at 100% capacity. Take your time with this process and assess any angle to ensure the machine is perfect for you.

Tip 3: Conduct A Background Check 

All used machinery has a history – who has used it, where it came from and so forth. Conducting historical research into the machinery by checking the backlogs and any repair history will give you an idea on how often the machine has been used, where and when it has been used. This will give you a thorough sense of the history of the machine and how it will work in future. The dealership should have an account laid out for you.

Tip 4: Ask If There Are Any Warranties 

You know you got a good seller when they are going to offer you warranties. This means they are so confident about the product that they are going to help you with any issues that happen down the line. It gives you a safety net and one that is going to make a massive difference to your confidence in purchasing the machinery.

But there is an easier way to buying used machinery, such as tractors, groundscare equipment, and excavators: speak to the experts here at Godings. We have the full selection of used machinery that can help you with your developments and projects.