Buying New or Used Construction Equipment in Wilkes-Barre PA
With the dramatic pace at which technology changes business owners may want to keep up with the newest versions of the products. Buying new equipment means you keep up with changing technology, it also means you are more productive and therefore more competitive. You will have the warranty of a new purchase, however, as you have just bought a large machine, your cash may have taken a hit. In the construction business this many not be a viable option. What will you do with the old machinery? You can try to sell it, but how quickly can you sell a piece of large machinery? As the owner of a business, small or large, you must assess your company’s needs to decide which is the better option for your business. You can buy new or you can consider buying used or refurbished construction equipment in Wilkes-Barre PA. However, if you decide to buy used or refurbished, you should buy from a reputable company like National Lift Equipment LLC.
Used or Refurbished Equipment in Wilkes-Barre PA
Buying used equipment may not be even considered by some, but for many small businesses it certainly is a viable option. For one thing, it will cost you a small percentage of the original price. Much is required of you the buyer before you make this type of purchase. You must do your research and be sure to buy from a reputable used construction equipment company in Wilkes-Barre PA. Note that usually, used equipment doesn’t carry any warranty. This is why you must do research and if possible you might want to hire a mechanic. But most importantly, buy from a reputable company like National Lift Equipment. They have been in business for nearly three decades, and proudly continue to serve communities like Crawford County PA by providing construction and heavy equipment rentals such as Articulated Boom Lifts, Straight Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts Telehandlers and more.
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JLG 600AJ and Genie z-60/34 – What’s the difference?
Choosing an articulating boom lift can be difficult, as there are many different brands and models from which you can choose. If you are in the market for a 60 foot articulating boom lift, you may want to consider either the JLG 600AJ or the Genie Z60/34.
The platform height of the JLG 600AJ is 60 feet 7 inches, while that of the Genie comes in at 60 feet 4 inches. The platform capacity of the JLG is 500 pounds, as is that of the Genie. The horizontal outreach of the JLG is 39 feet 9 inches while the horizontal outreach of the Genie is only 36 feet 3 inches.
The JLG boasts the best reach envelope in its class. This machine has an articulating jib that allows you to reach difficult areas. Its slim stature allows you the ultimate maneuverability in tight job sites. This machine is also loaded with a fuel efficient Deutz tier 4 engine with 67 hp. This engine is diesel, but the JLG 600AJ can also come with a dual fuel engine; it is the Ford MSG425 with 84hp. While the Genie also has a Deutz engine, it is only equipped with 48hp. This machine has a fuel capacity of 30 gallons and the Genie has a fuel tank capacity of around 20 gallons.
The JLG moves at 4 miles per hour in both its 2wd and its 4wd form. The Genie only moves at 3 miles per hour. The turning radii for 2ws and 4ws are 17 feet 7 inches and 11 feet 8 inches, respectively. The turning radius of the Genie is 19 feet 11 inches. This machine has a 130 degree jib/range of articulation. The Genie offers a platform rotation of 180 degrees and a vertical rotation of 90 degrees.
The JLG has a ground clearance of 1 foot, a machine height of 8 feet 4 inches, a machine length of 29 feet, and a machine overall width of 8 feet 2 inches. The JLG also has an up and over height of 26 feet 7 inches. The genie has a ground clearance of 1 foot 4 inches, a machine height of 8 feet 10 inches, a machine length of 26 feet 9 inches, and a machine width of 8 feet 1 inch. The up and over height of the Genie Z60 is 27 feet.
The hydraulic reservoir of the JLG holds 31 gallons, while that of the Genie holds 45 gallons. The ground bearing pressure maxes out at 75 psi. The machine weighs approximately 22740 pounds while the Genie weighs 26,014 pounds.
If you are deciding between two machines, definitely take a look at what you need for your jobs. If you need an articulating boom lift that reaches farther, runs faster, and is lighter in weight, then the JLG 600AJ might be the best option for you. If these specs are meaningless to you, we recommend that you visit our site or contact one of our representatives for more information on the articulating boom lifts we offer at competitive prices.