July 19, 2016 irenee@bidvestforklifts.co.za

Refurbished Forklifts

Top Benefits of Investing in Refurbished Forklifts

If you are in the goods industry and you consider your most indispensable tools, your forklifts will most certainly come to mind. In an industrial environment, forklifts need to be tough, durable and efficient. Time is money and there is no time to waste on inferior quality machinery or a machine that is lacking in terms of efficiency or quality. For this reason, most people looking for a forklift consider buying a brand-new unit, but we can confidently suggest that you should consider buying refurbished forklifts of well-known brands like Nissan or UniCarriers. There are several sound reasons why they are beneficial to your business and why you can buy them with complete peace of mind.

First and foremost, you should not suffer from the illusion that there is such thing as a cheap forklift. As a specialised piece of equipment, it requires by definition a substantial investment. You can get one at a bargain price if you shop wisely, but it is imperative to ensure that you are paying for a forklift with the required capacity and efficiency and the price has to suit the age of the unit. It is all relative and with a bit of logical thinking and a keen eye for detail, you can find a refurbished machine offering precisely what you need at a greatly discounted price – if you shop secondhand.

At Bidvest Forklifts we offer a wide range of refurbished forklifts and because our brand and company image is associated with these machines, we cannot afford to compromise on quality or sell a machine without the buyer being completely aware of its condition, what it can handle and what its service and maintenance history looks like. If we feel that a forklift you are interested in is not suitable for your particular application, we will let you know. Making a poor decision on which unit you buy can turn out to be a serious waste of money, because you will have to pay for repairs due to overloading an inadequate unit and perhaps even a complete replacement.

Here are a few reasons why refurbished forklifts are a viable option for your business:

  • Initial cost savings. If you want to protect your cash flow and capital, buying a secondhand forklift can help. They cost thousands of rand less than new units. Sometimes you will find that you can even buy two forklifts or other equipment that you need, with the money you save when purchasing a secondhand unit.
  • Lower maintenance costs. All machinery and equipment have to be maintained. Secondhand equipment that is slightly older is usually cheaper to repair and maintain. First and foremost, you would not be forced to use a particular repair and maintenance team to carry out the repairs and its quite acceptable to purchase secondhand parts and spares at a discounted rate.
  • Sound mechanical functionality guaranteed. When purchasing a refurbished forklift, you can rest assured that the team working on its repair and maintenance have checked every detail of the machine’s mechanics and electronics. Whether you are buying a battery-operated or combustion engine unit, you can have the peace of mind that the dealer you are working with has had a hands-on approach to its testing and maintenance.

We stock a range of both engine and electric forklifts. We offer both new and used forklifts for sale and for hire, so there will certainly be a forklift available for you here, regardless of your intended budget. In addition to the sale and rental of forklifts, we also offer professional repairs and maintenance services. This means that once you have purchased a forklift from us, we can provide you with thorough ongoing maintenance.

We also ensure that all forklifts rented from us are accompanied by a maintenance and service contract, which means that we will ensure the forklift is maintained for the duration of your contract. The team at Bidvest Forklifts is experienced, qualified and dedicated to ensuring that you only have access to forklifts that are safe, efficient and with a long service life ahead of them.

If you are looking for more information and advice on a range of refurbished forklifts from brands like TCM and UniCarriers, we strongly urge you to take the time to get in touch with us. We are available via email and telephone and look forward to assisting you further. Waste no more time – drop us an email or give us a call today.


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