Should you choose new or used tractors for sale in Africa?
When you need a tractor, it can be tempting invest in a brand-new one with all the bells and whistles, but it is vital to ask yourself whether buying a new tractor is the most pragmatic solution. This poses the question whether it would benefit your operation to a greater extent to choose one of the many used tractors for sale in Africa, instead of a new one. The trick is to do thorough research and to determine, with the help of an expert, whether you should buy a new or used tractor. Here are some guidelines that may help you to make a more informed decision.
New vs. Used Tractors for Sale
- Expense: Anything that is brand-new is going to cost a lot more than a used item, and the same goes for tractors for sale in Africa. If you have the funds, it may be wise to purchase a new tractor but, if you do not, it is going to be a lot cheaper to invest in a used model.
- Warrantees: All new tractors for sale in Africa come with warrantee cover. The service plan will usually also cover maintenance and servicing by the franchised agents, but you have to read the small print in these warrantees to ensure that you understand your obligations as the owner. For instance, you may have to pay for the transport of the tractor to the servicing station, or pay for the travel time of a technician coming out to carry out repairs or servicing. Service schedules are also very important, and you have to stick to these in order to keep your warrantee valid. Used tractors sometimes also come with warrantees, but these may be a shorter and cover less. If you buy a used tractor and some of the initial warrantee is left, this can usually be transferred to the new owner.
- Modern machinery: New tractors will sport the latest features, more advanced mechanicals, added functionality, and lower emissions. New tractors are also more likely to be more fuel efficient, which makes them more cost-effective to operate. If you do not need all the latest technology and need only the basic functions of a tractor, purchasing a used tractor will save you more money – and less can go wrong with a simpler tractor.
- Availability: Often, new tractors are on back order, especially if a specific type and model is required. This means that you may have to wait for the tractor for months before it arrives. If specialist equipment is needed, it may be worth waiting for the correct new model. If, however, you do not need specific functionality, many of the used tractors for sale in Africa that are available immediately can do the job and you can carry on with your project or operation without having to wait.
If you would like to find out more about the types of tractors we have for sale in Africa, and how they can help to support and drive your operation, speak to the experts! At Kanu Equipment, we have a wide range of tractors for sale and for rent, and we can help you find the perfect one for you.