When looking for new equipment for a business, very often it’s considered that only new equipment is reliable and worth investing in. Depending on the requirements of the business, this is not always the case.
If there are busy periods in a business and they require back-up equipment or they’re looking for a truck that will only be used periodically then pre-owned equipment may be the answer. Another case where pre-owned may be an option is where affordability is limited and in this case a pre-owned forklift may be a better option that will provide the support required for a much lower outlay.
Pre-owned forklifts are of course more affordable but that doesn’t mean that they lack in quality or performance. These machines have often been maintained to a high standard and have been regularly serviced and inspected.
When looking for a pre-owned forklift, it is recommended that you look for a high quality supplier and that the forklift has been serviced throughout its life. Ensure that any parts that have been fitted are genuine manufacturers parts and safety checks have regularly been carried out. Ensure that questions are asked about the maintenance of the equipment from new and always ask about the levels of inspection that have been carried out. Ask if there is any warranty being offered with the forklift truck and also enquire about the working life the truck has had previously.
Before purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, ensure that the forks and masts are in good working order as these are often subject to hugs stresses throughout the working life of a truck. Look at the wear and tear on forklift and how the tyres appear.
If you’re looking for the Forklift Training either for yourself or staff member, Forklift Agency can help. We offer health and safety approved training nationwide, and our friendly and experienced trainers don’t charge travelling costs either. Interested to find out more? Give the team a call on 0330 330 9495 or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.