Better To Buy Used Construction Equipment Than New Ones
Purchasing heavy equipment is a necessary part of the construction business, but the steep asking prices on just one crane, dump truck, excavator, skid steer, loader, tractor, or any number of heavy equipment pieces that your business will use in its daily operation could easily finance an entire home construction project. Any time one of your employees points out that you need new machinery, you cringe, right? Then it’s time to take out the accounting books and see how you can afford new construction equipment.
Need a crane? Be prepared to spend around $250,000 or more for a brand new crane model. How about an excavator? It’s relatively cheaper at around $25,000-50,000. A brand new skid steer costs around $25,000. Buy a new dump truck and you could easily be spending hundreds of thousands—if not millions—for a really big heavy dump truck.
That’s why buying used machinery can save your company so much. A used crane for sale can cost as little as $75,000. A used excavator for sale can cost $17,000. What about a used skid steer? An asking price of $10,000 or even $6000 for a used skid steer for sale is not unheard of. Used trucks start at as little as $3500. Depending on the size of the used dump truck you have in mind, your company could pay only $2500. Since a dump truck tire alone can cost $40,000 if the heavy dump truck is big enough, it might be more economical to replace the entire dump truck than replace the tires!
How do you find prices like these and better on used heavy equipment for sale? By searching for a reputable third-party used heavy construction equipment classifieds website to act as mediator between buyers and sellers.
If you’re looking to buy used heavy equipment or any other kind of used machinery, try a reputable online classified website You’ll find classifieds for used heavy trucks, used excavators, used skid steers, heavy loaders, heavy tractors, cranes, and many used heavy construction equipment pieces. Search for used heavy equipment by manufacturer and machine type.
Many of the used construction equipment prices are negotiable, so you could easily get a deal on a used excavator, used skid steer, used dump truck, or any other piece of used heavy construction equipment for far less than the prices listed. Don’t see the used heavy equipment you’re looking for? Place a Want Ad with a description of the used construction equipment you want and your price range!
Purchasing heavy equipment, even used heavy equipment, can consume a large amount of funds. When heavy dump trucks, cranes, or any other heavy equipment is on the fritz, some construction companies might just need to borrow some heavy equipment for a short time while their heavy equipment is being fixed.