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Things to Consider If You Are Buying Used Generators

Aug 17, 2007
It has been long since you are toying with the idea of buying generator, right? Are you facing a budget problem? Don't worry, consider buying a used generator. Skeptical about the efficiency of a used product. Remember as long as you are careful in your selection, and rightly scrutinize the product, you are sure to get the right thing to serve you the purpose.

Here are some points that you should keep in mind while purchasing a used generator.

To begin with, purchasing a pre owned generator is the most cost effective way to add up to your asset value-private or business. However, the final purchase should be based on the proper assessment of your actual power requirement. This assessment is the key to find out the right generator.

Irrespective of which fuel type-gas, diesel, propane-you are looking for, you should consider following key factors before making any commitment.

History of the generator set
Before buying a used generator, enquire about the history of the product and try to find out the information about the age of the set, how many hours it had run, and how the unit had been used in the past. Like a car, a generator also typically comes with odometer reading which will help you to get all these information.

Also enquire, whether the machine was used for constant generation of power, or it was mainly a stand by unit. The machine is expected to have a better maintenance in the latter case.

There are many instances. especially when you buy it from auctions or foreclosures, you do not simply get all these information relating to the past of the generator. In these cases you have to trust the professional reputation of the dealer, who is responsible for fixing the things up before reselling any product.

The reputation of the manufacturer
While you are going to buy any used product, it is prudent to rely on the reputation of brand and the make. The reputed manufacturers not only stand the test of the time, buying a branded product will help you to get the top quality services and maintenance for your product.

Also enquire about the maintenance history
The best way to learn about the complete maintenance history is by checking the seller's level of knowledge on maintenance and repairing of the generator. Ask the present owner about the procedures he employs for maintaining the machine. Also ask whether the machine has been de-installed or re-installed in the past or whether the generator is maintained with a dyno-testing equipment.

Visual examination
You have to thoroughly examine the set to trace the signs of physical wear and tear. Also check carefully, whether any mechanical parts have developed any corrosion. In case of any doubt, ask the seller to replace it with manufacturer approved component.

There are many other considerations to take into account before buying a used generator. But these were the primary points which you should keep in mind before settling on a used generator.
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