What You Need to Know Before Buying Used Construction Equipment

When it comes to construction, you should not cut corners with your equipment. Safe equipment that works properly is paramount to any jobsite. New construction equipment is very expensive, and may not be cost effective in the long run.

Purchasing used construction equipment  may be the inexpensive option to consider for your project.

Help your business longterm

New construction equipment depreciates, much like a car, or an RV, within the first 12 months after purchase.

A preventative approach with regular necessary maintenance will keep your equipment job ready and avoid delays with your project.

With any substantial purchase, due diligence is key. If you decide to invest in used construction equipment then you must do the necessary checks to make sure you know what you are buying.

If at all possible, inspect the equipment yourself. Or, have a reliable third party do the inspection for you. If the seller won’t allow this, this should send up a huge red flag.

Don’t sign the deal unless you’re 100% happy.


With over 25 years of experience in used construction equipment, WCEQ will find you the best equipment for the best price. We offer inspections, using our own thorough inspection report. We have shipped equipment all over the world, specializing in freight to Canada.  Contact WCEQ today, we look forward to working with you.