Forklifts are often an invaluable aspect of the lifeblood of a business and a refurbished forklift can be a great asset. They make efficient and effective transportation in a warehouse easy, they ensure reduced downtime hours and they can reliably afford you the trustworthy machinery you need.
So, what about used forklifts?
These are forklifts that come second-hand and are pre-used. They are often sold on at a much cheaper price and reliable retailers will include a comprehensive list of checks made on the machine. If you are looking for a forklift to add to your fleet or your warehouse, you might be considering purchasing a used forklift.
This blog will explore what a quality used forklift can add to your business, including the checks that are done to ensure their safety, the value of a refurbished model, and how used forklifts are a good value option to increase capacity.
The checks that are done on used forklifts to ensure their safety
While many used forklifts could well seem to be in an externally good condition, they may have wear and tear in their internal parts which could impact the machine’s use. This is why it is vital that you trust only recommended retailers who are industry experts in forklifts.
They will be able to prove that thorough inspections and checks have been carried out by qualified forklift technicians. These checks should include a complete evaluation of the working parts, the safety equipment, the external casing, and the internal electronics. This inspection will also include the vehicle’s age, its recommended price (which depreciates by up to 15% each year), and its historical usage.
What is a refurbished forklift?
Also known as reconditioned forklifts, these are used lift trucks that are guaranteed operational. They have been taken on by professional forklift technicians and restored to their initial appearance and capacity. This means that these used forklifts are very much like buying brand new however will prove much cheaper.
Not only are repairs made and the machine itself reconditioned to operate like new for years to come but fully equipped spray booths are used to give a new aesthetic life to the used forklift. A rigorous 135-point check is completed before a LOLER certificate can be issued on the used forklift truck which will prove that it meets CFTS standards.
Unlike used non-refurbished forklifts, these lift trucks are reconditioned to a better standard.
How a used and refurbished forklift can be a good value option to increase capacity to your fleet or warehouse?
Used and refurbished forklifts both make attractive choices because they’re more affordable for the same level of quality, making them a good value option to increase the capacity of your fleet or warehouse simply and quickly.
Faster arrival times
The lead time for a brand new forklift can often be very long, especially when dealing with overseas shipping. However, with a UK-based used or refurbished forklift, you could be getting it in your business much faster.
Offers a greater freedom of choice
Old favourites and reliable models often go out of production in the forklift industry and this can mean needing to bring in a whole new host of forklift models when one needs replacing. Not only does this require new training but there are new ergonomic features to get to grips with.
By shopping for a replacement of the same model among used and refurbished forklifts, you save yourself a headache.
Cheaper and more environmentally friendly
Forklifts depreciate in value. When you’re running a business, you shouldn’t need to stress about the value of your equipment. With a used or refurbished forklift, you know that you’re paying less for the same quality and helping to reduce industrial waste.
When it comes to quality used forklifts, there is much to gain from what they can add to your business. Contact our friendly team today to find out more.