Buying used equipment and machines for your business is a big investment and requires patience and research. Effective machines don’t have to be brand new in order to serve your needs as a business or worker. Acquiring new or used equipment requires doing research on similar machines and knowing what wear and tear are normal. Sanson Machinery offers new and used machinery for your metal fabrication business. We offer used fabrication machinery for every budget and do our best to find the best machine for your needs. Sanson works hard to collect the very best and dedicates time to providing customers with advice for buying used equipment.
1- Check The Specs
If a used machine has upgraded features or extras that you don’t necessarily need, but you can afford, it is worth it to splurge. These specs might be worthwhile for your business in the future. Premium cabs, advanced electronics, tracking, remote hydraulics, and more features can put you ahead of your competitors.
2- Know What Similar Machines Are Selling For
Business owners and machine buyers can learn more about the equipment that is on the market by researching what other sellers are listing the machine for. You can compare asking prices online to what the machines are being sold for at auctions or with other companies. Metal fabrication companies have to rely on their equipment to work properly in order to protect employees.
Doing even a small amount of research can help you understand if you are being overcharged when buying used equipment. Used equipment may be discounted because of wear and tear, so if a new machine is cheaper than the used machine you are interested in, it may be best to steer clear.
3- Check For Visible Signs Of Wear
Smoke, large cracks, broken parts, missing protective parts, or flat tires are all aspects to look for when buying used equipment. If the repairs are going to cost you more than buying the machine itself, it may be more of a drain on your business than an improvement. Sanson Machinery works to only sell equipment that is in proper working order and does not have severe wear. When you buy a machine, you usually want to begin using it right away, so repairs can put you behind on projects.
Used machinery does not have to mean falling apart. Normal wear and tear should not affect the safety or integrity of the machine.
4- Get More Than One Opinion
Having clear communication with your equipment supplier should give you all the information you need about the machine, but taking another co-worker or other machinist with you to look at a used machine can help you ask the right questions. Having a second opinion can help you make the right decision and provide the knowledge you may not possess. The more eyes you can have on the machine to inspect for damage or features, the better you will feel about your purchase decision.
5- Research Other Brands
Browsing the internet and its abundant content will help you understand what other machines of any caliber sell for. Equipment needs to sell for what it is valued at and buyers can avoid scams if they do proper research.
Comparing prices and looking up common problems with the machine will help you ask informed questions when buying used equipment. When a price doesn’t match up, you may be able to speak to the equipment seller about a better price, or why they have priced their equipment much higher. Sanson Machinery Group works to communicate our pricing and the current state of the equipment. We adhere to strict resale ethics and offer a return warranty on used machinery purchases.
Try Buying Used Equipment With Sanson Machinery Group
From purchasing equipment to services and repairs, Sanson Machinery Group is the one-stop shop for metal fabrication and cutting equipment. As members of the AMT, MDNA, and AMEA and each member of our team is here to serve you and your needs. We carry a variety of metal cutting systems, welding equipment, shears, and other tools that will help you get the job done.
Our sales team has over 60 years of experience and our business is completely focused on you. Striving to provide industry-leading service is our mission. We want to exceed your expectations when it comes to buying used equipment. Contact us today to learn more about the machines we currently offer and the manufacturers we work with.