Purchasing used forklift trucks for some people is the only viable option. This is namely because the cost of a new one is too expensive and also because the nature of work would make renting one not viable. This section provides help to those thinking of investing in used forklifts and also supplies some valuable inspection criteria.
Ideally the work conditions that would best optimize the capabilities of a second hand lift would be one where the vehicle is used for short shifts (of about five hours) and for only five days of the week.
Used forklift trucks for sale can be found in tons of adverts online and off. Trying to sift through them all is a nightmare and trying to figure out why vehicle A is better than vehicle B is near impossible. What now?
Step 1: Rule out any 'for sale' adverts that are not placed by other forklift users or dealers.
Step 2: Try and find the used rental vehicles. They are considered a better buy because they have generally not been as "over-worked."
Step 3: Once you have come up with a few possibilities you then need to assess them in terms of their condition and maintenance history. To do this you will need to have a look at the maintenance records, or failing that make an appointment for a complete mechanical once over.
You may think that by getting this far you have a sure thing.not so. To safeguard yourself from a bad investment you should get a more in-depth inspection performed by a mechanic. You need to protect yourself from:
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