What Questions Should You Ask When Buying A Used Forklift?
When it comes to purchasing used forklifts, it is natural to have a lot of questions in your mind on how to identify the right fit and the right price. There are a few basic questions you need to ask before shortlisting used forklifts.
The question always should be, what is its history and where has been used. You need to be certain it hasn’t been operating in corrosive areas or extremely rough applications. It is a piece of machinery so there’s typically not a perfect application, but if you have an idea of where it came from then you generally know what you’re getting for your money.
Another important point when shopping for a used forklift is to know what your capacities are. What will be the maximum weight you plan to lift? What will be the height restrictions? Do you need an electric or a diesel-powered forklift? Etc. Purchasing a forklift that does not meet your specific needs will prevent the job from getting accomplished.
The number of hours a forklift has operated is important to a lot of used forklift buyers. Fortunately, one of the great features of a Heli forklift is that they generally can run anywhere between 14,000-20,000 hours. We have seen some of our clients use a Heli forklift with 30,000 hours, which is pretty impressive.
If you are looking at buying a forklift and operating it two-three hours a day, it is safe to say that purchasing a forklift with 7,000-8,000 hours on it will be sufficient enough for your needs. However, if you need a forklift to run six-eight plus hours a day, it is recommended you look at a new Heli Forklift.
At Hala Equipment Trading, you get the peace of mind and assurance of buying a used forklift from an authorized dealer. We have been in business for over 20 years. We have all the OEM parts, factory trained mechanics, which is crucial when dealing with all of the advanced parts and electronics on them. Being an authorised Heli dealer, we also know what to look for before offering a used forklift on sale. We go through an extensive reconditioning process and more importantly, believe in our product and back it up.
To know more about out used fleet and to check out used forklift inventory, follow this link https://halaheavy.com/used-forklifts/