Used Cranes For Sale
Construction cranes can be an incredibly expensive piece of machinery to use in your company’s daily operations. If you have found yourself renting them on a regular basis, you may want to weigh out the advantages of purchasing the equipment rather than continually renting it. Instead of paying the high price tag for a brand new crane, you will also want to check out auction sites on the Internet, such as eBay, to help you find the best deals possible on used cranes for sale.
As more, and more construction companies start selling off their equipment you are in the perfect position of being able to take advantage of the substantially lower prices that they are asking, and get your equipment for much cheaper than what you would pay for a brand new crane from the dealership. Check out some of the different advantages that owning your own crane provides over continuing to pay the rental company to come out with their crane and operators.
Reason #1: Being Able To Work Whenever and Wherever You Want – When you are renting equipment from different companies you are usually going to have to call multiple organizations if you are working under conditions that are not suited, or are not comfortable for the operators to work in. This situation happens fairly frequently, which could force you to end up paying higher rates when you do find a crane operator that will work under the conditions at your jobsite. Over time you will figure out who is “game” for the different work, but it can be incredibly frustrating getting to the point where you know exactly who to call for work when you need it done.
Reason #2: No Waiting For The Rental Companies To Come Through – When you are dealing with rental companies you are also going to have to wait for an available date that they can come out and complete the work for you. In a perfect world they would be available whenever you need them, however, it rarely happens that way. Most times you are going to have to wait a few days, or even a week for the crane and operator that you have rented to get to your jobsite and begin working.
Reason #3: Start Getting Paid For The Jobs Quicker – When you own the equipment that you are going to be working with you are also able to get paid for the jobs much quicker than you would if you were renting out the machinery. Because you are able to get your crane and operator onto the jobsite exactly when you need them, without having to wait for the available dates from the rental companies, the jobs will get completed much quicker, which means that you can put in for the draw from the total job’s payment and pay out your operators salary, while putting the remainder into the bank.
Reason #4: Lease Out Your Own Equipment And Operators – If you own your own equipment you can essentially become a rental company, yourself. By talking with other contractors who have also been renting their equipment, and letting them know that you may be available to work when they need it, you can add additional income to your company’s bottom line. This will not only help recoup the cost of the machine, but also make sure that it is not sitting idle because the jobs that you need it for are not quite ready yet.
Reason #1: Increased Maintenance And Insurance Costs – When you own your own equipment one of the major costs that you will incur is maintaining it properly. Keeping the equipment running in top notch condition is an expense that you are going to have to take into account while you are planning on purchasing the machine. You will also need to make sure that you are keeping insurance up to date on the equipment, so that if anything should happen, you are completely covered and are not going to be putting your business at risk. These expenses can be offset, but they must be taken into consideration.
Reason #2: Require Specialized Skills Or Certified Operators – In order to own your crane you are also going to need to make sure that you have the specialized skills required to operate it safely, or that you have the payroll available to hire a certified operator for the machine. Using certified operators is the only way you can run these machines on your jobsite, because of the huge risks that are possibly if there were to be a malfunction of the machine, or if the operator was careless during the job you’ve asked them to do.