Buying a Used Telehandler – What to Look For?
When buying a new telehandler, you want to make sure you’ve done your homework. You wouldn’t just walk into a dealership and buy the first car you see. You would take it for a test drive, check out all of the major components like the engine, tires, etc. And then you might continue shopping around to see if another car might fit your needs better.
This is the same process for buying a telehandler. They’re big investments, so you want to make sure you’re spending your money on the best machine for you!
Today, we are here to help you by listing a few things you should be looking for in a used telehandler.
What to Look For in a Used Telehandler?
First, you want to identify the size and type of telehandler you need. You also need to pay attention to hour many working hours the machine has. They can make it all the way up to 10,000 hours!
From there, you can inspect the back of the machine to check out the hydraulics – ensure there are no broken hoses or leaks.
Then you want to pop open the hood. Check for oil leaks, noises such as the belts or alternator.
It is also a good idea to operate the boom to make sure there is no chatter in the boom and that it is a smooth movement.
Be Wary of Cheap Telehandlers
Don’t be too stingy; a lot of times the cheapest telehandler you can find will end up costing you the most. If a machine is super affordable, almost too affordable, you’ll probably end up putting more money into it than it’s worth to keep running.
Why Choose Above All Equipment?
At Above All, we sell new and used aerial lifts, including telehandlers, boom lifts, and scissor lifts. When it comes to our used equipment, they are all reconditioned and basically as good as new, just with a few hours on them. We work with you to make sure you get the right machine for your job and your budget!
Learn More About Used Telehandlers
If you are interested in learning more about our used telehandlers, check out our online inventory and contact us today!
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