While hiring plant equipment has been the norm for many companies, there are times when you might find that buying the plant equipment could just be the better decision for you to make. Often, hiring could have a downside to it which can mean that it ends up being an option that is not exactly suitable for your company or your needs.
At Fast Pulse Plant hire in Nelspruit, we have made our careers in the plant hire industry. We have spent our time building a company that caters to all of those who are looking for an effective way to save money when they have short term plant hire needs. For the vast majority of construction sites, hiring machinery is seen as the best way to save money as there is no need to pay out the often incredibly expensive rates that come with buying machinery. But there are those times when buying could be the better option for you, you just need to know when.
What to look for when buying?
Naturally, making the decision to spend so much money on plant equipment is something that will require you to think a lot about what you should be on the lookout for when you are buying. The money you use to buy the equipment should be thought of as a capital investment as you will have this machinery until you decide to sell or replace it.
To help make sure that you are buying the best possible equipment for your needs, this is what you should think about when buying.
- Who is the seller?
The person or company you are buying from is something to consider, because some sellers are more trustworthy than others. When you are looking for a seller, you should definitely read reviews and ask around, because you will want to choose someone who is able to provide you with the best possible prices and machinery. You will also want to make sure that the company you buy from is willing to back up the purchase with a guarantee.
- Does the machine have a service history?
The next thing to find out is whether or not the machine you are thinking about buying has a reliable service history. These types of machines are not the sort of things that should be left without being serviced because they can end up suffering from irreparable damage. If there are any gaps in the service history, you should certainly be asking questions.
- Are you buying a reputable brand?
Like most thing in life, some brands are a lot better than others in terms of value and performance. You will want to make sure that you are buying from the best brand possible, and to figure that out you will need to do a lot of research and asking around.
- How many hours on the machinery?
Much like the kilometres on a car, when you are looking at buying a machine, especially a second hand machine which is something that most will gravitate towards when buying for the first time and looking to save money, the hours it has on it should be looked at. The fewer hours the better.