Used Equipment for Sale: How Engineers Do the Selection

In the construction and excavation industry, engineers are careful about the selection of equipment and machinery. They consider performance and costs. As a result, they often search for used equipment for sale (given that these machineries satisfy the project requirements).

Costs alongside performance are important considerations. There are also constraints especially about the budget. For instance, purchasing brand new equipment can be impractical due to the following reasons:

  • A brand new equipment is expensive
  • The new equipment might only be utilised for one project
  • Depreciation and degradation will happen to the equipment (especially when there are huge time gaps in its usage)

Why engineers purchase used equipment instead?

Used machineries are more affordable. In addition, they are most likely in good condition. These used machineries were only utilised in a few occasions.

They are also ideal for one-time or short-term projects. Engineers can save on costs while fulfilling the project requirements including the deadlines and budget constraints.

How to select used equipment for construction

Engineers and developers can readily find used equipment for earth movement, material handling, elevation and rising and other purposes. However, before engineers purchase such equipment, the often consider the following factors:

  • Safety and risks (environmental, personnel, site risks)
  • Productivity and operational costs
  • The credibility of the seller


Safety and risks

Aside from costs and performance, safety and risks are also priorities (they are actually more important). Engineers also think about environmental risks (e.g. emissions), noise, operational safety and other things.

Productivity and operational costs

Engineers maximise productivity and minimise operational costs by reducing delays. If the used equipment is still in top condition, operators can continuously utilise the equipment and speed up the progress of the project.

The credibility of the seller

Safety and the engineers’ careers are often at stake when selecting construction equipment. That is why they take the time in choosing a seller and inspection of the equipment before putting it into service.

Engineers often collaborate with companies that have been in operation for several years. One reason is that these companies prioritise protecting their reputation. In addition, their staff members already have the expertise in a wide variety of construction equipment

Used equipment for sale Australia

At K and G Machinery, our experienced staff’s in-depth knowledge and expertise can help you with the selection and purchase of used construction and excavation equipment. Since 2004, we’ve been offering competitive rates and professional assistance (from enquiry up to the equipment operation).

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