Choosing The Right Used Plant Equipment For Your Business

Plant Machinery

If you’re in the construction business, you’ll know that your equipment is just as important as your skill and knowledge. You could have the highest level of expertise, but you’ll always need your equipment to help you achieve that great end result. However, choosing the right equipment can be a difficult task.

Whether you’re starting a business from scratch or looking to expand, this blog should help you decide which used plant equipment is right for you.


The best place to start when figuring out what equipment you need, is to determine what kinds of projects your business will be handling. For example, if you’ll mostly be dealing with the construction of houses, perhaps a telehandler would be a good choice for when it comes to lifting materials to the upper storeys. Perhaps you’ll be dealing with a wide range of jobs and need something more versatile? Such as an excavator with a variety of attachments to suit each task. Whatever the job, finding out what equipment will be most useful is invaluable.


If you’re a dedicated construction business, it’s definitely worth taking the plunge and buying equipment rather than hiring. This way you won’t have to worry about if you can get the equipment for when it’s needed, as you’ll already have it to hand. It’s really important to consider your budget when looking to do this. Luckily, with the option to buy used plant equipment, you don’t have to budget for a pricey brand new machine. Buying used equipment can also work out cheaper in the long run than continuously hiring.


When looking to buy used plant equipment, it’s really important to give it a good look over. Make sure you’re looking for signs of damage or wear that could potentially cause you issues in the near future. Ask the seller for the machine’s service history, this will help you see how well the machine has been maintained. Asking about and checking these things could help you save on maintenance costs early on.


Another important consideration when looking to buy equipment for your business is to consider the brand and model of machinery. It’s worth researching different brands and reading reviews to see how reliable their machinery is. As well as looking at the availability of parts should you ever need to do repairs on the machine. Knowing this could help you reduce unnecessary downtime further along the line.


We would always recommend looking to buy used plant equipment from a reputable seller. Ideally, choose to buy from a registered company. You’re more likely to get support from a real business if something goes wrong than if you buy from a private seller. With a company, you’ll also be able to check any reviews left by their previous customers to help make your decision. An experienced and trusted seller should also be able to supply with you all the correct paperwork for your machine, which makes the whole process much easier for everyone involved.


IPS are specialists in selling used plant equipment. When you purchase equipment from us, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you’re buying from a reputable company. All of our machinery comes to us directly from either H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd or Diggerland theme parks. Both of which purchase their machines from new. Meaning our machines all have only one previous owner. You can view all of our machinery currently for sale here

When you buy used machinery from IPS, you’ll have the added benefits of:

  • We can arrange worldwide shipping
  • Machinery is fully refurbished by The Finishing Touch team
  • Warranty included on all machinery sales

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the IPS team today.


Information correct as of 28/03/23

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