The most essential difference between buying brand-new and buying used construction equipment is the cost. For many construction contractors, buying used is the most economical decision – especially when they buy from the reputable construction equipment experts at NLEQ. However, this isn’t to say that buying brand-new doesn’t come with any benefits of its own.
When purchasing new equipment from a retailer, you know that the equipment is the latest and greatest as far as technology is concerned. Customer service plans and warranties only sweeten the deal, which can take some of the sting out of the hefty price tag. Owners of brand-new equipment also have fewer concerns regarding repairs, at least right out of the gate, as the equipment has not been used by another person or company before.
But are all of these perks really worth the cost? After all, it can cost nearly twice as much to buy a brand-new piece of equipment over a lightly-used telehandler or boom lift.
As you have likely gathered, buying used is significantly less expensive than buying brand-new construction equipment. When you buy from the reputable sellers of NLEQ, you can breathe easily in knowing that your used construction equipment is of the highest caliber of quality and has been refurbished by the most experienced and well-trained mechanics in the business. We also offer the highest standard in customer service, as our representatives are educated on the ins and outs of each machine that we sell.
The one thing that we cannot guarantee is a warranty, as these machines are not brand-new. However, our customers are glad to buy from us without the addition of a warranty. The savings are that good and the equipment itself does exactly what they need it to. Many times, the used construction equipment we sell is barely used at all, so it functions as if it were, in fact, brand-new off the lot.
All construction equipment requires that you dutifully conduct maintenance to ensure the longevity of the machine. With brand-new equipment this is less of a concern right away, as the machine has not yet been put through any of the tasks that it was built for. Used construction equipment has already been through a project or two (or more) in its lifetime, meaning that some wear and tear could reasonably be expected.
Our team of trustworthy and experienced mechanics ensure that each machine sold is safe and functional to use, but that doesn’t omit the necessity of routine care of your used construction equipment. Before using the equipment for the first time, it is best to have it get a once-over from a technician. This just helps to make sure that the machine meets safety regulations prior to its use on a project.
In conclusion, there is not much difference between purchasing brand-new and used construction equipment – except for the cost. If you are looking to save money and still get the greatest equipment for your dollar, check out our inventory today.