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Used Forklifts in Wisconsin - How to Buy a Used Forklift

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Buying any vehicle is something that you should put a little bit of time and effort into before making a final decision, be this a recreational vehicle or one that is more industrial in nature. For example, some of the top auto manufacturers also sell their used forklifts in the state of Wisconsin. These include the manufacturing giants of Hyster, Toyota and Nissan. Before purchasing used forklifts, then, you will want to look at what these companies currently have for sale, and how they differ from the newer models on the market. There could be significant savings to be reached on used models.

Used Forklifts in Wisconsin

The first thing to think about when looking at the different used forklifts that are on the market is what is available. There are two sources of forklifts, either users or dealers of machinery. These dealers could have trade-ins for sale, rental fleets, or those that were leased out and the lease has expired. Most experts recommend that you look for a used rental, because those who have purchased their models usually keep them for up to ten years or longer before finally turning them in, while a leased model may only have been used for a short duration to finish one job. However because these are in higher demand, it may take a bit more time to find a used leased forklift.

The second thing to think about would be maintenance of the used forklifts. Ask as many questions about the vehicle’s history as you can think of, to get to the bottom of why this unit is currently for sale. Always check to see the mechanical records, to find out what repairs the vehicle has already gone through and if there are any recurring issues that you might have to contend with as well. After this first stage of research, a physical inspection of the unit is also highly recommended.

Finally, in most dealerships in Wisconsin, taking a test drive of the unit will be no problem and is in fact a good way to figure out if this could be the right piece of machinery for your needs. Taking it through the motions of stopping and starting can tell you if there are any issues with brakes, or the extensions. During the road test, drive the used forklifts through a tight figure eight pattern, through both the reverse gears and forward movements.
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