New is not always better when it comes to automotive vehicles. Some old models retain the quality of their components and their engines, or some used trucks have been restored for heavy-duty commercial use once again. Buying used bucket trucks may be intimidating because of the vast choices around; nonetheless, here are some key pointers:
- Be sure to settle the funding for your equipment, especially, if you're going to purchase multiple units. Canvass the prices of inventories and factor your company's allotted budget to determine the type and quantity of your purchase. Professional advice may also be sought from the dealers themselves.
- Be thorough in identifying your preference, what you’ll need the truck for. There are a lot of features unique to the types of boom trucks. For instance, you may prefer cherry pickers or aerial lifts with arms that can reach top levels of high-rise buildings. Prioritize utility to get the most out of your purchase.
- Be meticulous in checking out the certifications for the used truck. The equipment should be inspected thoroughly for function and structural integrity, which means the truck should have passed the stringent tests of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- Be proactive in checking the dealer's fine prints and policies. Check out details pertinent to the truck condition, like the original reason for selling, history of repairs, if any. Some used bucket trucks still carry warranties, especially when mileage is minimal. Seek guarantees or tracking capabilities in payment and delivery options.