Buying used items are not always the best thing to do. Too frequently, the great ‘bargain’ you find is really lacking in quality and you may have wasted money on something that will never have the quality that you want. When it comes to buying a used bucket truck, this may be the one exception to the rule.
Buying a commercial vehicle that would normally cost as much as $100,000 brand new isn't a realistic option for many businesses especially those that are attempting to recover from the economic problems of 2008. Many smaller businesses are just trying to keep their heads above water and a brand-new vehicle is just not possible.
So how do you save money and still meet your business needs? Every small business owner who needs a bucket truck needs to consider the great advantages of buying a reconditioned one. Following is a list of tips as to why any business should consider a reconditioned vehicle and some helpful tips on finding the best one for your money.
The primary reason for buying a used truck is the lower cost. The used price is considerably lower than that of a brand-new one. Compare the $100,000 possible cost of a new one to maybe $30,000 or less for a reconditioned one.
Now, don’t let your decision be influenced by the common perception of a rusty, oil dripping, squeaky truck because of the word 'used'. The truth is you really won't find many of that type of vehicle on the market. There are numerous places where you can buy a used boom truck that still works pretty much like brand new.
Reconditioned Still Has Longevity
Consider that there are heavy equipment dealers that specialize in reconditioning used commercial vehicles. Before putting one on the sales lot, the truck is first given a thorough make-over to give it a fresh look and return it to a nearly brand-new look and performance. This may include: a new paint job, re-done interior, new mechanical parts, a good general tune-up and more.
A reconditioned used truck can still offer many valuable years of service to a company. These are rugged vehicles that are built to last a long time if properly maintained. Considering how the market can vary as well as seasonal fluctuations, it is a great buy for those who are in the construction, home improvement, landscaping and similar businesses.
Use a Reliable Dealer
Before buying a used bucket truck, always make sure that you are dealing with a reputable commercial dealer. Unfortunately, there are some dealers who will cut corners when reconditioning vehicles to make more money for themselves. Obviously, a poorly reconditioned vehicle is more likely to break down sooner than expected and could cost you more money rather than save you money.
To avoid this expensive error, invest time in browsing the internet to find a reputable used commercial truck dealer. Consider the length of time a business has been doing this kind of work. Clearly, the longer a merchant has been reconditioning vehicles, the better it is for the buyer as longevity in this line of work is a positive reflection on the quality of work being done. Look for any positive or negative feedback about the business and avoid any businesses with a poor track record. Stay away from an unknown seller on the internet with little or no apparent prior experience in this line of work.
Be Sure All Your Needs Are Met
Make sure that you will have a good return of investment by finding a truck that is best suited to your business requirements. Bucket trucks can be equipped to handle the work of many industries and you need to be sure that the vehicle you select is best suited to your unique business requirements.
You also want to be sure that the vehicle you purchase is a good representation of your business. If your business requirements are for a hard-working, practical vehicle then the outside appearance of your vehicle will not be an important consideration. If, on the other hand, you will be operating on city streets in the continual view of the buying public, you will want your truck to be in good physical-looking shape in additional to functional good shape.
A used bucket truck is a great alternative for businesses who can't afford to purchase that vehicle brand new. A reconditioned one offers a good share of reliability and affordability all at the same time. Follow these tips and you will find a great bucket truck for your business!