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Reasons to Consider Buying a Used Forklift in Chicago

Reasons to Consider Buying a Used Forklift in Chicago

Feb 24, 2017

Forklifts are such an integral part of the job for those who work in warehouses, factories, stockrooms, and other similar environments that it is difficult to imagine completing their jobs without one.  Many companies depend on their fleet of forklifts to complete projects and move product, and getting these jobs done more efficiently will ultimately increase profit margins.  Of course, it is much easier to complete jobs efficiently if you have a larger fleet of well-maintained forklifts.  If you are looking to add to your fleet, there are several benefits to buying a used forklift including reduced cost and high reliability.  The following are the main reasons to consider used forklifts for sale.

Lower Upfront Cost

rhi-lifts-used-forklifts-equipment-for-sale-chicago-ilThe reduced cost is always the first benefit that comes to mind when buying anything used, including forklifts.  Investing in a reliable, used forklift is a great way to help improve your bottom line and increase the profitability of your new equipment.  New forklifts often cost between $15,000 and $25,000 while you can find a quality used forklift for considerably less between $5,000 and $10,000.  Many second-hand forklifts available are very reliable and will perform just as well as a new forklift with a much smaller initial investment.

More Purchasing Power

Choosing to invest in used forklifts increases your purchasing power because you can buy two used forklifts for around the price of one new forklift.  This is a great, cost effective way to increase your fleet and maximize the profitability of your equipment.  You will get twice the production out of two used forklifts than you would out of one new one and for the same initial investment.

Tested in the Chicago Workplace

Used forklifts on the market have already proven their reliability by giving their original owners many productive years.  They have all been workplace tested so you can expect them to continue to be reliable and durable in your workplace.  If you find a used forklift that needs some maintenance, the cost to repair it will be low because forklift parts for older equipment are less expensive than parts for new forklifts. Our used forklifts & equipment will perform no matter what your Chicago business throws at it.

Familiarity in Operation

New forklifts are built with modern features that may make it difficult for even experienced forklift operators to adjust to.  If you buy a new forklift with a brand-new feature, it may take your forklift operators time or additional training to learn to use the equipment properly.  Buying a used, slightly older forklift that your operators are already familiar with will allow them to start using the equipment immediately without any additional training.  You will also be able to continue using your forklift accessories on a used forklift without having to upgrade them like you would with a new forklift.

If your company needs additional forklifts to improve productivity, consider purchasing used forklifts.  By buying used forklifts, you can increase your fleet for less money and get reliable forklifts that are inexpensive to maintain and won’t require additional training for your operators.  RHI Lifts, servicing Chicago, IL and surrounding areas, offers a large selection of used forklifts for sale from many major manufacturers including Toyota, Clark, Mitsubishi, Komatsu, and many others.  Give us a call at (847) 447-0700 to learn more about our selection of used forklifts.