Choosing Between A New And Used Forklift
new or used forklift: which is right for you?
A forklift is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in warehouse equipment. Having the right forklift is essential for maximizing productivity and workplace safety.
As with any vehicle, forklifts are available both new and used. Which should you buy? The only correct answer is the one that best suits your needs. Our expert team at Mid-Ohio Forklifts explains the factors you should consider before making a choice.
Differences Between new and used forklifts
Before you make your decision, evaluate these factors and how they relate to your industry and applications.
Obviously, the price difference between new and used forklifts is the most readily apparent one. The cost of a used forklift can run 50 percent to 60 percent lower than the cost of a new one. While you most likely need to stay within a budget, price should never be the only consideration.
parts & maintenance
With pre-existing wear and tear, used forklifts will have a shorter lifespan than new ones and will most likely require more maintenance. Be sure to review the detailed records of repairs and maintenance issues.
Buy with confidence from mid ohio forklifts
If these guidelines haven’t helped you decide whether to buy a new or used forklift, Mid-Ohio Forklifts can answer any additional questions you might have. We have been serving customers in central and northern Ohio for more than 50 years. Contact us for top-quality forklifts and superior customer service.