Used Bulldozers For Sale
With the economy in its current condition, it is fairly easy to find used bulldozers for sale. During the fall of the construction industry more, and more contractors are trying to sell off their equipment to recoup some of the expenses that they may not be able to cover. By going on to eBay you can find some of these used bulldozers for sale for highly competitive prices but there are a few things that you are going to want to look out for to make sure that what you are bidding on is exactly what you need for your own jobs.
First, you are going to want to look at the actual size of the bulldozer. If you are working on a small farm you may not need a heavy duty tractor that is capable of tipping over large concrete structures and moving them offsite. Likewise, if you have heavy duty work to be completed you may not want a small tractor that is designed for work around the farm. You can quickly determine what types of work the dozer is designed for by its physical size.
You will also want to look at the interior of the cab. Depending on how much the tractor has been used, and under what conditions, the interior of the cab is going to be in different conditions. A better condition cab is going to fetch more money than one that is not loaded with features and may have damage on the seats, glass, or protective window grates. You can save money by avoiding purchasing a fully loaded dozer that includes more features inside the cab than you really need. During the peak of the economy some contractors thought that these features were necessary.
f it is possible while you are bidding, you will want to examine the blade for any defects that may cost extra money after the auction to replace. If you do not have a lot of experience working inside of a dozer you may want to go with a tractor that contains the blade closer to the cab, which will provide quicker response times and allow you to see more of the ground in front of you. However, if you’ve used a dozer quite a bit and are familiar with the way that they move materials you can look for a blade that is further from the cab that may be larger than the blades that are closer to the cab.
You are going to need to be able to examine the tracks on the dozer, or the tires if it does not utilize a track system. If the bulldozer does not contain a track system you can usually assume that it was being used in a timber logging situation or a surface mining operation where speed was a necessity. If you are going to be using the track dozer in wet conditions you are going to want to look for a dozer that contains wider tracks, which help to spread their weight over a larger footprint and keep them from sinking down into the mud or sand. If you know that you are going to be using it in dry conditions only, a thinner track system that moves quicker may be a better idea for you.
If you have previous experience working with bulldozers you are going to have a much easier time ensuring that what you are bidding on is not too expensive. However if you don’t have the experience necessary to discern which prices are deals and which ones are higher than you should pay you will want to get a Tractor Blue Book and keep the tips included in this article in mind. Buying a used bulldozer from eBay is an excellent way to take advantages of this downturned economy.