Buying used forklifts for sale can prove much cheaper than opting to purchase new forklifts. And, if you plan on using this piece of equipment for less than four hours a day, investing in a second-hand model will almost certainly prove to be the most cost-effective decision that you can make.
Here at Universal Forklifts, we sell a number of high-quality, well-maintained used forklifts, including a variety of electric forklifts, gas forklifts and diesel forklifts.
In an effort to help you find the perfect fit, here are some helpful tips on buying a used forklift:
Know What You Need
Before buying any type of forklift, both new and used, you will need to know a few important things. For example, you will need to know how heavy of a load the forklift that you buy will need to be able to lift. You will also need to know how high the forklift will need to lift these loads, where you will be using it (indoors, outdoors or both), how much room you have to manoeuvre and how often you plan to use the forklift each day. All of these factors will influence which used forklifts for sale are the best ones to buy.
The external appearance of a second-hand forklift can tell you a lot about how well it has (or has not) been looked after. Look out for things like rust, cracks, repair welding and leaks. While it is unlikely that a used forklift will be in perfect condition, it is important to make sure that it is still in decent nick.
Taking a forklift out for a test drive is always a good idea before making a decision to purchase. This will give you the opportunity to ensure that it functions as it should and that you feel comfortable using it.
For more information about the many used forklifts for sale at Universal Forklifts, and for more tips on buying the right one, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.