A forklift is an indispensable tool in industrial businesses. Whether you’re moving freight, stacking palettes of goods, or moving heavy materials onto a truck, nothing beats a reliable forklift for taking care of heavy lifting jobs. When you’re in the market for a forklift, you might be wondering if it’s best to purchase new or used. While a new forklift might seem attractive, there are in fact many reasons why buying used forklifts makes sounder business sense. A used forklift will give you all of the same benefits as a new one, at a fraction of the price.
Buying a new forklift is like buying a new car: it starts depreciating in value the second you start using it. A used forklift will often be half the price of a new one, even if it’s been only lightly used. With all the operating costs of running a business, buying new equipment is often an unnecessary luxury at best, and a genuinely poor business decision at worst. Additionally, you’ll be able to start using your new equipment right away without having to wait for a lengthy delivery time. You won’t lose any money on jobs that you couldn’t complete without your forklift.
High Quality, Inspected Equipment
A new forklift could have had manufacturing issues that will cause it to break down, and you won’t know until it’s too late. Sure, you could get it repaired or replaced, but even if the company that sold it pays for that, you’ll still be bleeding money on the lost productivity. With a used forklift, you’ll be getting a machine that has a proven track record of solid work, and it’ll be inspected by experts to make sure it’s in great working condition.
A business is only as reliable as its equipment, and at Integrity Lift Services we’re committed to providing you with only the highest quality forklifts at the best possible price. Contact us today for a free estimate!