Sometimes you don’t need to buy any equipment, but you do have some pieces that you would like to sell, in which case you’ll want to speak to our heavy equipment buying & purchasing division. This is the division in charge of making the decision of whether or not to buy a particular piece of equipment.
If you are interested in selling some equipment, there are some things you should know and be aware of before you call. Let’s take a look at what you need to know and the information you’ll need to have when contacting our heavy equipment buying & purchasing division.
Before we are able to accept any equipment or receive any deliveries, we first need to ensure that the equipment being offered is not only something that is in sufficient shape to rebuild but also that it’s something we want to rebuild to sell in the first place.
In some cases, people are trying to sell things with severe frame damage or other damage that simply makes it uneconomical to rebuild. Other times, it might be equipment that there simply is no demand for right now. No matter what, we need to get some initial information about the unit, to begin our evaluation.
Pictures can say so much about the machine that we’re being offered, and in many cases, we may even be able to decide if it’s something we’ll be interested in just from some initial basic pictures. We’ll still need more information before we can decide, but emailing some pictures ahead of time can give us a good opportunity to look.
The year of manufacture is just a basic data point that we need on any piece of equipment, from motor graders to off-highway trucks, or even excavators. Knowing how old the equipment we’re going to potentially be dealing with can be a helpful bit of information.
All legitimate equipment needs to have a valid serial number before we will consider buying it. Anything without a valid serial number simply can’t be reliably bought or sold.
The frame hours help us to determine what sort of lifespan the machine has and if it will be economical to attempt a rebuild. The ideal frame hour ratings change for all equipment, so it’s best to give us a call about it.
The repair history is one of the most important things that you can bring or provide that will affect our decision. It can show that your machine was well cared-for, or it can show the exact opposite.
One of the things we love to have and can make our decision much easier are oil sample lab reports. Having an analysis done on your engine fluids can be done relatively easily and as a matter of routine maintenance. This can give our technicians insight into how the engine in the equipment is operating, and if it may be a good rebuild candidate.
One of the things we’re looking for in maintenance and repair records as indications of repair trends. No matter how hard you try, there are some machines that simply develop problems that continue to occur or even worsen. These trends are something that we want to avoid if possible, because it may mean more effort or expense in the rebuild process.
If you have heavy equipment that you are considering selling, contact Evans Equipment Group and speak with our heavy equipment buying & purchasing division to find out specifics and get the ball rolling on your equipment sale.
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