Used Dozers For Sale
A dozer is essential in any heavy construction business, and is going to be one of the first purchases that you make. When it comes to saving money on the dozer, you are going to want to find used 'dozers for sale rather than spending substantially more money on purchasing one of the tractors in brand new condition. There are a few different ways you can get used 'dozers for your construction company, that we have outlined in this article. Take your time when you’re looking for heavy equipment to make sure that you are not going to be ending up with a lemon that requires a lot of money to repair, but that you are still making sure that you are saving money.
Method #1: Large Local Auctions – This is usually going to be the first stop for new business owners because you can see and touch the equipment. However, this is usually the first stop for businesses who are selling their equipment, as well. What this means is that you are typically going to find the highest prices because the businesses selling the equipment are looking to get back the majority of the money that they have paid for it. So many people flock to these auctions because they are local, and it makes it incredibly easy to transport the equipment without having to pay extra shipping or transporting costs that you may incur by purchasing the 'dozers out of state.
If you are trying to locate some of these auctions you may want to start by picking up one of your local newspapers. The auction listings are usually placed in the newspaper to alert buyers of the upcoming auction. If you’ve purchased the paper and have not found any, you may also want to consider contacting local construction companies and determine whether or not they have heard about any upcoming auctions.
Once you have located some local auctions, you are going to want to make sure that you have some key information about the dozers that you are going to be bidding on. Before you place the bids you want to figure out if the sellers have detailed information about when the dozer was maintained, what type of work it was used for, and what a local inspector said about the machine. This will help keep you out of hot water if you end up purchasing a lemon machine.
Method #2: Classified Advertisements – The same local newspapers that you browsed through to find the auctions above are also great for finding used dozers for sale. You can usually find listings from construction companies that are liquidating their assets due to going out of business. When other companies are going this route you can save quite a bit of money because they either want to get completely out from under the debts that they owe and are not looking for a profit, or are trying to get back as much money as they can for equipment that is fully paid off, which gives you the opportunity to negotiate the price of the equipment down.
As with other types of listings, you are going to want to make sure that whatever equipment you are looking at has a history available with it. You need to determine exactly how the equipment was used, what tasks, and conditions it was used under, as well as when the owner took it in for maintenance. You should figure out what major repairs have been done on the equipment and what caused them to be needed.
Method #3: Online Auctions – One of the best methods for finding the largest amount of used dozers for sale is through online auctions. Specifically one site, eBay. eBay takes the guess work out of locating and purchasing used construction equipment. Thousands of sellers from around the world, and your local area gather to list their equipment for sale in an auction style format. This is perfect for saving you a lot of money because you can place your bids and either win the auction, or start bidding on another dozer if the first one gets too expensive for your business.
When you are looking to purchase a dozer from eBay, you are going to want to make sure that the seller has posted detailed pictures of the frame, cab, body, and attachments on the dozer. The detailed pictures are your safest bet for inspecting the equipment unless you are able to hire a local mechanic to inspect the machine as you are bidding on it, or after you have won the auction.
You can find some of the best used dozers for sale on eBay, just remember to take the cost of transporting the equipment into account while you are bidding, to make sure that you don’t end up paying too much money for it.