Purchasing recycling equipment is an impactful decision—regardless of whether it’s new or used. To ensure that you choose the right equipment for your business, consider these benefits of new versus used recycling balers.
Decreased upfront cost: The main benefit of buying used recycling equipment is the decreased upfront cost. Like any type of equipment, the baler’s value will depreciate significantly over time. This will happen regardless of how well the prior owner maintained it. This means you can buy quality equipment for a much lower price simply because someone has used it before. If you’re new to the recycling industry, buying a used baler may be especially advantageous—you will have more freedom to find a baler that is right for you without significant financial risk. For example, if you end up deciding that you want to exchange your baler for a different model, the equipment’s value won’t depreciate as drastically as if it were new. Since you may not know the entire history of the equipment, however, it’s important to do a quick inspection before making a purchase. Doing so will help you avoid having to pay for expensive repairs and maintenance that will make the used equipment cost more in the long-run.
Once you determine which type of baler is best suited to your company’s needs, you can choose from Crigler’s extensive selection of new and used recycling equipment. If you need help deciding, our certified and trained team can help you choose a baler based on your unique recycling requests. For more information on our inventory and services, contact us today.