Different businesses will have different requirements in terms of the right generators to choose. For many businesses, a generator is an important safeguard and will not necessarily be used regularly. Because generators can be considered a fairly large investment, one of the most cost effective routes to generator ownership is to buy used.
Many diesel generator suppliers are aware of this particular need and so will offer used or recondition generators. Here are some tips for buying a used model:
A used model has obviously been used previously and so you need to be aware of its history. Helpfully industrial generators will typically have an odometer on them which allows you to accurately assess how often it’s been used, running hours etc.
Where this data isn’t readily available there is a slightly bigger risk to be take; however, if you’re buying from a quality supplier they should be able to give you sensible advice and a realistic picture of the quality and usage history of a used model. Obviously, you might know very little about generators and so this professional advice can be invaluable.
Certain manufacturers of generator will have better reputations than others and so when you’re choosing a Used Generator think carefully about its specifications and its brand. Top branded models will be inherently more reliable and long lived. Again you should seek professional guidance in regards to this.