New and Used Generators

If you are in the market for a generator then you will be pleased to know that there is a wide range of new and used generators available to buy these days.

Used generators vs new generators

The Buying Process – new and used generators

Before buying a generator, you will first need to identify your needs (i.e. do you require a generator to power heavy equipment, provide emergency backup, prime or standby power?). After you have determined your needs, you will next need to carry out some detailed research as this will enable you to accurately ascertain what your exact specifications and requirements are likely to be.

Once you have dealt with these issues, you will be faced with the all important decision of whether to purchase a new or used generator.  This can be a difficult decision to make, as both options have a number of pros and cons which you will need to carefully consider.

New Generators

The chief benefit of buying a new generator is that, much like a new car, it comes with a standard manufacturer’s warranty.  The length and terms of a warranty may vary greatly, however most standard warranties will be valid for one or two years (depending on the intended usage of the generator). of course, these warranties make the initial purchase price that much more expensive (just like new cars).

Moreover, you may also find that some brand new generator models are somewhat limited in their availability so you may need to allow for a wait if you choose this option (especially if you are looking at large industrial generators). However, it is fair to say that, if you have the time to wait and want the security a warranty offers for a year or two, a new generator is often the best way to go.

Used Generators

While they do not usually come with a warranty, opting for a rebuilt diesel engine or used electric power generator can provide you with a number of significant advantages. Arguably the most significant advantage of all is that second hand generators with low hours on the engines are often available at prices which are substantially lower than those of brand new units. In fact, you could save yourself up to 50% when you opt for a low-hour used generator instead of a brand new one.

Another key advantage of buying a used generator set is that that they are readily available and can be bought and installed very quickly.  Indeed, limited availability and factory lead times are not typical concerns with these units so you will be very unlikely to experience any kind of delay.

It is also worth mentioning that, because most name brand manufacturers build industrial strength equipment, the level of risk involved is negligible. Indeed, power generators really are built to last so you can rest assured that a used generator will not let you down when you need it.

For the best in new and used generators, look no further than us here at Woodlands for either Generator Sales or Generator Rental.  You  might also like to read our blog about the UK Construction industry.

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