For any business that requires a forklift truck to facilitate day to day operations, there may come a time when consideration is given to the purchase of a machine. This is a decision that should not be taken lightly, and one must consider carefully the requirements of the business, the application of the truck and the number of hours it will be required to work.
Purchasing a new forklift truck is a big decision for any business, but it is one that delivers a number of key advantages. The first is that buying new allows one to purchase a machine to the exact specifications required for the application. Therefore it is advantageous to provide your dealer with the specifications you require, such as load to be lifted, the lifting height required and the environment the truck will be utilised in. Some dealers may require you to fill out such as form, but it is always worth asking for a demonstration of the machine identified as best for your needs to further ensure suitability. Buying a new forklift truck can allow one’s exact specifications to be met absolutely which might be harder if looking for such specifics in the used market.
Another advantage of buying new is improved reliability and absolute knowledge of the truck to be purchased. In addition purchasing a new machine, means one can take advantage of longer warranty terms, and avoid the element of the unknown with regards to the history or previous treatment of a truck, which can be the case with used materials handling equipment.
New forklift trucks also offer the buyer the latest technological advances, for example Hyundai forklift trucks offer increased mast tilting angles, between 6 degrees forward and 10 degrees backward, providing the operator with a safe and rapid platform for loading and unloading. The same manufacturer also features the latest wet brake disc system. This system features enclosed brakes, protected from dust and water, thus improving brake performance and hence increasing maintenance intervals.
Of course the purchase of a new forklift truck is a big commitment financially but if a machine is to be used for forty hours or more a week, this might be a worthwhile investment if budget allows. It may also be possible to obtain a lease purchase agreement to spread the cost of your purchase. Some new machines may be more affordable than others. It would be side to obtain a range of quotes and make sure you deal only with reputable companies. Searching for official dealers for your chosen forklift truck brand, will help to ensure this.
In summary buying a new forklift truck can initially be an expensive purchase, but in the long run it can be a key asset in improving the productivity of your business. Buying new allows one to obtain a machine that is perfectly tailored to the job it is required for. It also has the advantage of improved reliability and extended warranty terms, although it would be wise to check the latter to check the extent of their coverage.