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.