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Purchasing Pre-Owned Forklifts Makes A Lot Of Cents: Here’s Why!

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The truth is that companies close and relocate on a regular basis in today’s fast-paced world, but the silver lining is that it translates to good used equipment purchase opportunities for small, mid-sized and even large operations.

Used forklifts, sweepers, scrubbers, aerial lifts, pallet rack, and booms enter the marketplace whenever a company has chosen to move on or close its doors.  Much of this equipment comes from reputable mid to large sized companies that adhered to the ideal of a strict preventative maintenance (PM) practice that serves to protect the equipment from extensive damage. Many pieces even have full maintenance (FM) packages from their original purchase.  This, in turn, represents a fantastic opportunity for smaller companies and even mid to larger sized companies to capitalize on purchasing high-grade warehouse equipment for nearly half the price as it would cost brand new.

While the influx of used forklifts and material handling equipment has created a unique opportunity for buying quality products are reduced prices, the question at hand is where to buy it.

One major factor to keep in mind when purchasing warehouse equipment is lead time. Many distributors of new equipment can have significant lead times, as units are usually customized for each independent user.  Deciding to buy a used forklifts, pallet rack, or other warehouse equipment can often be a much quicker way to get the item in your facility, as some material handling dealers maintain in stock used equipment which may work for your application. They usually are able to turn an order around in a week’s time or less.

While the buyer’s market for quality pre-owned equipment lasts, small, mid-sized or even large operations can take advantage of it to boost their production capacity at lower prices.  Those that do so will be well positioned not only during the current economy, but also when the recovery starts to take effect.  

Shoppa's Material Handling carries over 500 pieces of used equipment from forklifts to sweepers, scrubbers, aerial lifts, booms, yard spotters, golf  cars, personnel carriers, and pallet rack.


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