Three Questions to Consider When Buying a Bucket Truck

Used Bucket Truck AtlasFor companies that routinely use bucket trucks, buying a truck can be much more cost-effective than constantly renting. There are a number of factors to consider when buying a bucket truck. Before you head out to the dealer’s lot, ask yourself the following three questions to narrow down your bucket truck selection.

Number 1: What’s your budget?

The first question you should ask yourself when buying a bucket truck is simple: what are you willing and able to spend? Your budget will affect a number of factors, including whether to buy used or new, the number of trucks to be purchased, type of truck(s), the truck features, and the condition/mileage of the truck(s).

Number 2: Are you buying a used truck or a new truck?

The decision to buy used or new will greatly impact both the amount of money you ultimately spend, and your selection of vehicle. Typically, buying used bucket trucks is more advisable, especially in the case of small businesses looking to acquire a handful of bucket trucks, rather than an entire fleet. Buying used is beneficial for a number of reasons; most notably that it reduces total cost while ensuring maximum return on investment.

Number 3: What is the truck being used for?

When considering what type of bucket truck to buy, one of the most important questions to ask concerns the usage of the truck. Specifically: what is the bucket truck being used for? What type of work will you be doing – tree trimming, utility repairs? Will it be for a short-term or long-term project? What type of safety equipment do you require? What type of height requirement is there for your line of work? Are there any specific features you need, or don’t need, in the bucket truck? All of these questions will help you narrow down the options.

Atlas Truck Sales: Your Source for Quality Used Bucket Trucks

Buying a bucket truck can be a great investment for a company. Before you begin looking at trucks it’s important to determine the amount of money you’re willing to spend, the condition of the vehicle you want to buy, and the purpose of the truck. At Atlas Truck Sales, our trained sales team can help find the bucket truck that’s right for you and your business. Contact us today to learn more about how your business can benefit from buying a used bucket truck.

Benefits of Buying a Used Bucket Truck

Used Bucket TruckWhen it comes time for a company to purchase a bucket truck, there are a number of elements to consider. Among the most important considerations to take when buying equipment is the decision to buy new or used.

Although the prospect of buying a used vehicle can make business owners wary, particularly when their company depends on the reliability of a truck to prosper, there are a number of advantages that come with purchasing a used bucket truck. When using the proper vendor, buying a used bucket truck can result in cost savings, less risk and fewer mechanical issues.

5 Advantages of Buying a Used Bucket Truck

Cost Savings

One of the primary advantages that comes with buying a used bucket truck rather than buying a new one is the amount of cost savings accrued.  While new bucket trucks can retail at well over $100,000, used bucket trucks of the same or similar models are often sold at half the price, positively affecting a company’s bottom line.

Fewer Mechanical Issues

The idea that used bucket trucks have more mechanical issues than new trucks is a common misconception; in fact, used bucket trucks are actually less likely to run into the mechanical issues you see in new trucks. This is due to two factors: first, the “break in period,” or the amount of time a bucket truck’s engine needs in order for the bearings to set and the piston rings to seal properly around the cylinder, is negated when buying a used truck; often new trucks must travel distances of several thousand miles before they achieve this. Second, mechanical issues that often occur in new trucks are less likely to occur, or more likely to have already been resolved, in used trucks.

Wider Selection

Buying a used truck affords the customer with a wider selection to chose from. With demand in the market rising, availability of new bucket trucks is declining, and the time it takes to receive a new bucket truck is increasing. In contrast, there is an ample selection of high-quality, reconditioned bucket trucks available in the current market.

Less Risk

Buying a used bucket truck comes with less overall risk than buying a new truck. Because the cost is lower, the required loan to buy the truck will be reduced, if a loan is needed at all. Additionally, a buying a used truck will mean a lower depreciation rate; while new trucks can depreciate in value rapidly, used bucket trucks tend to hold their value over time.

Maximum ROI

Buying a used bucket truck from a trusted dealer ensures that you’ll save money while making maximum return on investment. At Atlas Truck Sales, all of our used bucket trucks go through a rigorous inspection process, ensuring that you receive the greatest value.

Buying a used bucket truck comes with a number of advantages. Shorter loan times, less risk of depreciation and mechanical issues, and an overall reduced cost makes buying used a great alternative for equipment. Atlas Truck Sales specializes in the sale of reconditioned bucket trucks, and maintains one of the cleanest inventories in the industry. Contact us today to learn more about how your business can benefit from buying a used bucket truck.