Forklifts are essential pieces of equipment for any warehouse or distribution center. While critical, the cost of adding a new forklift to your arsenal can cost upward of $50,000.
Staying competitive and efficient can get expensive, but that’s where the refurbishing professionals of 4K Lift Co. come into the picture. If you're in the market for a forklift for your warehouse or distribution center, you may be worried about clearing out your bank account for a new model.
However, we can help you find the perfect refurbished equipment that comes with several advantages that make refurbished forklifts the smarter choice for your business.
Let’s explore the biggest benefits of buying a refurbished forklift.
Lower Upfront Cost
The most obvious advantage of buying a used forklift rather than new is the lower price tag. Refurbished units have already taken the initial depreciation hit that new equipment takes as soon as it leaves the manufacturer’s warehouse.
This means the upfront purchase price can be substantially less than the cost of buying new.
For example, when you purchase a refurbished forklift from us, you can find a like-new forklift for around $16,000 with financing options.
For smaller operations or those wanting to stay within a certain equipment budget, the savings you can see with us make the difference in being able to comfortably acquire the equipment you need.
Shorter Payback Period
No one wants to be paying off a loan for decades, but when it comes to new forklift purchases, this is a definite possibility. With a used forklift, less money goes toward the original purchase price and more goes toward profits.
Because pre-owned units come at significant discounts to new models with comparable features, your return on investment comes much faster.
Even if you choose to finance your refurbished forklift, less money tied up in the equipment means your operation can start benefiting from the productivity boost a forklift brings almost immediately rather than having to cover payments for years.
One frustration with buying new equipment is often extended wait times between ordering and receiving the unit. Today more than ever, supply chain disruptions can lead to significant delays in getting new forklifts.
When you buy refurbished models already sitting in our Dallas, TX warehouse, you avoid this issue. Our team can get a used unit prepped and delivered to your facility promptly. This allows you to get it operational right away to start accruing returns on your investment sooner.
30-Day Exchange Options
Aside from quick delivery, we also give you the opportunity to make any changes to your order within a prescribed 30-day window. Not satisfied with your forklift? Need a larger model? Our team is ready to walk you through our exchange options that help you make the most of your new investment.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Because we meticulously inspect each used forklift, we know the specific issues that come with a unit and are ready to replace worn parts and components before the equipment changes hands.
Things like seals, tires and hydraulic parts that typically require periodic replacement get replaced prior to sale.
Our proactive maintenance efforts lowers your operating costs going forward versus buying a brand-new model that hasn’t had preventative service.
In the instance that your equipment requires maintenance or repairs, you can always reach out to us and take advantage of our full line of stock parts that can complete your repair.
There tend to be more unknowns around the reliability and performance capabilities of a brand new forklift model that hasn’t stood the test of time in real-world use.
When you opt for a refurbished unit, any design or engineering flaws have likely already surfaced and been addressed either by our Dallas reconditioning team.
The units we offer have demonstrated their capabilities and durability in the workplace and should continue to run smoothly within your specific needs.
Gain an Emergency Backup
Having spare equipment comes in handy for operations that can’t afford downtime when their main forklifts act up. Whether you currently only have one lift or your fleet is aging, adding a refurbished unit serves as an emergency backup at an affordable price.
Having a backup forklift is an economically sensible investment that pays dividends the first time your operation avoids disruption when your main lifts become unavailable.
Increase Your Forklifting Power Today, With 4K Lift Co.
At 4K Lift Co. we’ve been making acquiring refurbished forklifts easy since 1989.
The benefits of refurbished equipment are plentiful, but in order to take advantage of great like-new equipment, you need a professional team like us on your side.
Let us connect you with the forklift you need at a rate that won’t drain your spending budget.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and product availability!