Whether you’re buying previously owned construction equipment from a dedicated CAT dealer, affiliate it Caterpillar dealers, or just some of the more trustworthy heavy equipment dealers near me that specialize in all different kinds of brands there are a couple of things to keep your eyes peeled for.
For starters, you want to be sure that the heavy equipment dealers you’re doing business with have a reputation for honesty and fair dealing with all the equipment that they sell.
There are a lot of great construction equipment dealers out there but there are definitely some fly-by-night operations that pickup left and right, flip them in a hurry without really paying attention to the quality of the equipment itself, and then rinse and repeat the process over and over again.
Look instead to do business with construction machinery dealers that really go out of their way to offer quality products (especially used heavy equipment like an excavator, skid steer, or backhoe) and you’ll make better purchasing decisions.
Secondly, try to by excavator equipment and the like from companies that have detailed documentation about the equipment available for sale, especially secondhand and previously used machinery.
Sure, you’ll want to take advantage of great deals on heavy equipment shipping, top-flight customer service and support, and things of that nature.
But you’ll also want to know that the machinery you are buying is going to stand up to the jobs you have ahead, that there’s going to be plenty of spares for all the heavy machinery you by, and that if you purchase equipment under the understanding that it is ready to rock ‘n’ roll straightaway you are going to spend a lot of time overhauling or repairing that equipment before you start making money with it.
Check off those boxes when looking for Caterpillar equipment (or any other previously owned equipment) and you’ll sleep a lot easier.