The time has come to order a new forklift. You’ve researched your options and know what truck you want, but what about financing?
Is it better to lease or buy a forklift? How do forklift leases work?
(SPOILER ALERT: they’re a lot different than leasing a car).
Read on to learn about your forklift financing options and see two limited-time special offers.
Given an unlimited budget, who wouldn’t choose a shiny new forklift with the newest technology and all the accessories? But as Mick Jagger famously sang, “you can’t always get what you want…but you might find you get what you need.”
But therein lies the question. Does your business need a brand-new forklift? Or would a used one work just as well?
As 2018 comes to an end, let’s take some time to reflect on our most popular blog posts. Starting at #10 our list covers product reviews, information on batteries, forklift technicians, safety and more.
Which topic was the most popular? Scroll through the post to find out.
I am constantly being asked by colleagues, vendors and competitors what I qualifications do I look for when purchasing used equipment. My first question always is, what is its history and where has been. I ask this to be certain it hasn’t been operating in corrosive areas or rough applications. It is a piece of machinery so I know there’s typically not a perfect application, but if I have an idea of where it came from then I know generally know what I am buying.
NOTE: If you’re looking to buy rather than sell a used forklift, check out our Buying a Used Forklift page for pro buying tips. Learn about used forklift warranties, how to avoid buying bad equipment and other advice from our experts.
In some ways, buying a used forklift is more complicated than buying a new one. If you can find a machine that’s right for your operational needs that’s been well-maintained, you can save a lot of money compared to buying a new forklift. But if you buy the wrong one, you’ll soon be upside down on your investment.
Used equipment is a great way for you to get a quality machine at a lower price. But when choosing a used forklift, too many buyers just look at the price and how many hours the equipment has. Ask these questions listed below if you want to save a lot of heartburn and wasted money. Questions such as:
- How this equipment been well-maintained?
- Does the equipment come with a warranty?
- Is the manufacturer known for long-lasting equipment?
Read on to for our top tips to find a quality pre-owned forklift at an affordable price.
Each week we publish two articles about the business of material handling. Past topics include: forklift training and certification, maintenance and safety tips, and general forklift FAQs. Overtime, our forklift blog has become a library!
With this post, we wanted to share our top five, most-read blog articles. The most popular posts include a variety of topics including: questions to ask before buying a new or used forklift, safety tips and forklift financing.