Tips For Purchasing Used Rough Terrain Cranes
There are plenty of applications around industrial workplaces that could require the use of rough terrain cranes, such as being situated in a remote location or a location that features rugged ground surfaces. Because these cranes pose quite an investment for many workplaces, it is not uncommon for used models to be sought. The following tips will help you make the correct crane purchase:
- Inspect the Winch This is a part of the mechanism that allows you to hoist a heavy load and is incredibly useful for workplaces that need to load or unload freight effectively. It is also useful for construction businesses or manufacturing plants that need to move heavy materials from one place to another. If the winch is not in good operating order, the crane is basically useless.
- Inspect the Tires For this crane to successfully navigate rough terrain, it needs to be fitted with four rubber tires that have been designed for this use. Make sure that you inspect the tires for their suitability of such use (as tires are quite expensive, some sellers are known to swap them for cheap ones when selling) and that they are in good working condition/li>
- Inspect the Crane It is also important to inspect the rest of the machine to ensure it is in good working order. Make sure that all of the other components work as they should and are undamaged. It is also a good idea to take the model for a test drive to ensure that everything is working as it should and you are comfortable behind the wheel and controlling the boom.
- Deal with Reputable Companies Before making a purchase or even arranging to take a closer look at the crane on offer, make sure that you have looked into the company’s credentials. This will ensure that they have the correct permits to deal in the sale of such machinery and that they have had no complaints or other issues from past customers or sellers.
By following each of the above tips, you can rest assured that your used rough terrain crane purchase will be of the highest possible quality and will serve your workplace for many years to come. If possible, we also recommend that you take along someone who has experience with this type of crane (or just these machines in general) so that they can run a trained eye over it.
Posted by Brook Logan