Tips for Buying Used Forklifts

Buying a used forklift can be your best option rather than outlaying money for a new model – it is an economical way to enhance the efficiency of your business. However, it is best to follow a few basic tips before making your purchase so you are not buying ‘a lemon’ that will cost more money in the long run.

Firstly, find out what type of used forklift you need – What is the maximum weight the forklift will be lifting? What type of lift height is required? Will it be used mainly indoors or outdoors? (Electric forklifts are generally used indoors and engine powered outside).

Check the age and condition of the forklift. Select trucks by looking at the operating hours rather than the forklift’s age. Always check the hour meter for hours worked and the rating plate for the year of manufacture. This also means checking the service history of the forklift as well.

Also make sure you can easily get spare parts for the model you buy and that they are not expensive because they are hard to get. A service back up and ongoing maintenance should also be considered as you need to know your forklift can be repaired quickly and efficiently with little downtime.

Only buy from a used forklifts dealer with a solid reputation and that offers a wide range of products to choose from.  At LTS Forklifts we have no problem ticking all the boxes for the above requirements so don’t hesitate to call us when looking for Albury used forklifts.