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Paul Hendrix, equipment pricing analyst for IronPlant, provides these eight tips that could save you from a lemon. If you don’t know what to look for, you may end up bringing home a machine that costs you more than if you bought a new one, Hendrix says. You either need to hire someone to inspect a vehicle or train yourself in how to assess the equipment.
4. Research competitive brands
“Don’t be married to one brand, when a comparable brand might be good enough,” Hendrix says. “It could save you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. Ask yourself whether the competitive brand could do the job and if dealer support is available.” Use level also should be factored in. If the machine will only be used a few hours a month, then quite often you can save money with a competitive brand.