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.