When looking to purchase materials handling equipment, many buyers will automatically look at buying brand new as they believe that new trucks offer guaranteed reliability; however, the possibility of buying used trucks should not be overlooked. Depending on the requirements of the business, a used truck could be more beneficial.
When looking to purchase materials handling equipment, many businesses automatically opt for brand new machines. However, as more and more companies are realising, used trucks offer a host of benefits.
Opting for a used truck means you get a high-quality truck for less, ensuring a better ROI.
The low cost of a used truck gives you flexibility and efficiency, such as for cover during peak times.
Toyota Approved Used trucks only feature genuine Toyota parts.
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Toyota’s collection of refurbished trucks are available for immediate shipment.
We offer a variety warranty plans and service solutions that suit your needs.
When should you consider buying used forklift trucks?
There are many benefits to buying used equipment; first and foremost used equipment is more affordable to buy than new, especially if the forklift trucks have had low usage by their first owner. But have you considered other factors:
When you require a back-up machine
To supplement your fleet during busy periods
When you only require occasional truck use
As emergency cover if something goes wrong with a truck in your fleet
When you are looking for a highly cost-efficient, day-to-day support at a low cost
Used trucks from Toyota have been serviced by Toyota technicians from new using genuine parts. This means that Toyota knows the full-service history of the truck and only the best trucks are picked to be refurbished and sold or rented.
What should you look for when buying used forklifts
When looking to purchase a forklift or warehouse truck it is always worth looking for a high quality supplier where the truck has been fully serviced throughout its life, where it has been refurbished with genuine manufacturers’ parts. It's also worth considering:
Asking careful questions about the level of inspection, preparation and warranty being offered
Asking about the working life of the truck and remember that forks and masts are subject to huge stresses over the life of a truck so pay particular attention to the mast mounting points
A truck with either a new battery or one offered with a warranty from the battery manufacturer
The drive motor can also be subject to wear and tear on electric equipment so check this is included in the warranty
If planning to use the truck with an attachment look for a model with the correct hydraulic arrangement as this can be very expensive to retrofit
Toyota approved used equipment allows buyers access to some of the safest, most reliable and durable equipment on the market. All Toyota Approved Used trucks come from their contract hire fleet, maintained by them, from new, by fully trained Toyota technicians, using genuine manufacturers’ parts.
As the world’s leading forklift manufacturer, Toyota has as unrivalled collection of Approved Used Trucks to choose from. Toyota Approved Used Trucks are affordable, reliable and durable, and only equipment that will deliver the best value and highest quality goes through the Approved Used refurbishment process.
By purchasing a pre-owned truck from Toyota, you know you are getting equipment that’s guaranteed to perform safely, efficiently and is built to last.