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Used work trucks offer the power and muscle to work like horses. Work trucks are built strong and tough to handle the job like no other vehicle can do.
If you are in need of a work truck but don’t have the big bucks to shell out, it could be to your advantage to purchase a used one.
There are many types of work trucks; dump trucks, bucket trucks, concrete mixer trucks or grapple trucks are all built to get the job done – depending on what job you are attempting to accomplish.
With the use of technology and the Internet, chances are great that you can find a quality used truck that will save you lots of money.
Just as with any other vehicle, new work trucks lose a great amount of depreciation right off the car lot. You can expect to lose 20 to 30 percent of the vehicle’s value just by driving it to the job site. Why give up that money when you don’t have to?
By purchasing used, you can immediately gain a large savings.
Simply Google the type of truck you are looking for. It is a good idea to put the city and state behind the truck you are researching. This will bring up used work trucks being sold in your immediate area.
For example, if you are a logger and are in need of a grapple truck, your search may look like this: used grapple trucks in Rochester, New York.
Once you discover a truck for sale that piques your interest, call the seller and set an appointment to go and test drive the truck.
Ask the previous owner what condition the truck is in and if it needs any work. Find out if they have the service records so you can see how it has be maintained.
Run a history report on the vehicle so you know where the truck has been and if there are any problems you should know about. Trucks and work accidents go hand in hand but it is better to know ahead of time if there has been any serious damage that you cannot see.
Check it over to see if it carries all the equipment extras that you need to get the job done.
Or maybe you feel the truck is a good bargain but it is missing some of the accessories you need to have to efficiently do the job. Figure what you will need to upgrade the vehicle so it works for you and add that to the sale price of the truck. Then, you can discover if it really is a good deal or if you should keep looking.
Used work trucks are out there and with a little homework you may find that buying used far outweighs buying a brand new work truck.