Line trucks offer specialized transportation to professionals working in the electric installation industry as well as the forestry department. There are four major types of line trucks. These are aptly categorized depending on the type of boom that you need as well as the extension height that you require for your business. They include sign/advertising bucket trucks, forestry bucket trucks, cable bucket trucks and electrical line or utility bucket trucks. A good sign bucket truck should have a metal bucket capable of sitting two and equipped with a crane that has considerable lifting power maximum lifting power of 8,000lbs is desirable. This is because of the enormous sign weight that they have to bear. There are some signages hanging trucks that are also equipped with a welder. The boom can be insulated or noninsulated.
Bucket trucks that are primarily intended for forestry or landscaping use come with an insulated boom and storage boxes. The boom is single and quite simple with an adjustable height. Utility or line bucket trucks on the other hand have an insulated boom as well as a double bucket. These trucks also boast of a larger truck bed that comes in handy during the staging of materials. As a matter of fact, the size of the truck bed is of primary concern for businesses involved in utility or electrical line works. Cable bucket trucks can either be insulated or non-insulated. They are used in cable laying ventures, capable of varying heights and are equipped with single buckets.
Used line trucks for sale can be sourced from a variety of sources. Just like any other purchase, you should aim to get a truck that is in excellent condition for the least amount. This is despite the fact that your line truck will start depreciating the minute you leave the gates of the truck dealership. Ideally, it is important to get a used line truck that may have depreciated in value, but can still offer superior performance and service.
You can source your used bucket truck from €sale by owner’ adverts, dealers of reconditioned equipment, big companies fleet liquidation events and auctions. Each of these sources has its pros and cons.
Auctions offer considerable savings to the buyer, especially when compared with reconditioned/second hand equipment dealers and €sale by owner’ adverts. There are three types of auctions where you can get used line trucks for sale live, online real-time and specific-time online auctions. Live auctions enable participants thoroughly inspect the line truck on offer before they actually place their bids. Online real-time auctions are based on the internet. It offers the convenience of placing your bid from the convenience of your office or house. The downside to this type of auction is that you do not get the assurance of a thorough inspection of the truck beforehand. Specific-time online auctions do not require the participants to be logged in live in order to participate. You just place your bid and wait for the system to analyze all bids before coming up with the winning bid over a specified period of time.
Dealers of Reconditioned Equipment
Reconditioned equipment dealers offer another great alternative for sourcing used line trucks for sale. Such dealers recondition trucks that are in their inventory and care. Before the trucks are deemed safe for sale, they are subjected to various mechanical checks and inspections. Such a truck is guaranteed to offer you excellent service when compared with a truck that is purchased directly from the owner.
Big Companies Fleets
Big firms usually carry out liquidation events for their fleets where they sell off their old trucks before buying new ones. However, the liquidation might also be carried out due to financial constraints which might have forced the company in question to close shop. In such an event, you are guaranteed of securing more than one used line truck at a superb price. One company’s misfortune becomes your chance at expanding your service business.