Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Pros and Cons of Used & New MOBILE SPRAY RIGS

Whether you're supplying a brand-new business from scratch or looking for a supplement to your existing fleet, the concern of buying a brand-new or used polyurea spray rig usually enters your mind. Because polyurea equipment is expensive by nature, saving money on expenses can benefit your business. Nevertheless, the choice isn't rather so easy. Not all suppliers treat their pre-owned equipment with care, which triggers lots of professionals to purchase new equipment at full cost, even if it is straining the budget plan. At ArmorThane, they understand this difficult choice. This is why they do everything they can to ensure their customers take home only refurbished and vetted pre-owned equipment. They likewise supply skilled client service to help you make a confident decision on the pre-owned equipment in question. 

Should you purchase a brand new spray rig or purchase a secondhand model? 

Here are the advantages and disadvantages to help you choose.

Buying Used: advantages and disadvantages

When you purchase a used polyurea spray rig or equipment, there are several aspects to think about. Here are the general benefits and drawbacks of buying used. The pros:

Lower Cost: The most obvious benefit is the savings you get from buying secondhand polyurea equipment. This cost savings enables you to start your service at a fraction of the cost of buying new items. You can also satisfy your organization's growing requirements by increasing your fleet for less.

You do not take the devaluation hit: Just like cars, spray foam equipment diminishes rapidly in value in its very first few years. Buying used means that you're not taking the devaluation hit. When you shop smart, you can still get years of use without costs as much money upfront.

You can find some great secondhand equipment: Used polyurea spray rigs from respectable suppliers are evaluated for reliability. Great providers like ArmorThane ensure a comprehensive assessment, product assistance, and extended coverage to purchase qualified used rigs.

The Cons:

Unchecked equipment: When you acquire used equipment independently or from an unidentified vendor, beware of deals that seem too good to be real. However, used equipment offered "as is" with no guarantee of its efficiency or history should be prevented. Sure, you might get something at a deep discount compared to what other suppliers charge for pre-owned equipment, but there is no vetting procedure. Getting something that doesn't operate at all can put operations on hold-- costing you cash.

The possible absence of replacement parts: When you purchase an older design, you may have a harder time finding replacement parts online just because the design may be ceased. Contact your supplier first before purchasing to see if you can get parts if you require repairs.

A service warranty may not be consisted of: Because you buy pre-owned equipment with the complete disclosure that they are pre-owned and last sales, much of these don't come with a warranty. Nevertheless, you can protect yourself by purchasing good used equipment that is reconditioned and checked for its efficiency. At ArmorThane, a few of their used equipment comes with warranties, depending upon the design and type of equipment. To inspect which ones do have protection, contact consumer care.

Purchasing new pros and cons

New spray foam equipment features a higher price but does provide some benefits that can offer you some assurance. 

The Pros:

You get the current model: When you're buying brand-new, the chances are that your polyurea spray rig is fresh out of production. When you buy the most recent models, you'll find products from leading brand names like Graco and PMC that continue to surpass previous models too. For instance, the Graco Reactor E-30 features a smartphone-compatible software application that allows remote reporting and operation.

You're the first owner: When you purchase brand-new, you can take comfort in understanding that you're the only one who has utilized the equipment. There's no need to inquire about the polyurea rig's history, past usage, or existing state.

Can find replacement parts easily: New equipment is far more likely to have replacement parts and maintenance products available. The older the design you get, the odder the parts can end up being.

The cost: New equipment comes at a higher expense than used. This is probably the largest drawback as polyurea equipment usually comes at a premium.

A longer wait: Ordering a custom polyurea spray rig requires time. There may be backed-up orders for the most recent spray foam devices and matching equipment. The further customization of your rig also takes cautious attention to be assembled correctly.

Used Polyurea Spray Rigs

Browse ArmorThane's equipment and supply online. They check everything in their used inventory and guarantee it has a history of constant maintenance before ever providing them for sale. Contact ArmorThane today to ask how they can equip your used polyurea spray rig or about their other equipment and accessories in stock.

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