Pipeline inspection and rehab equipment is not cheap, and with the advanced technology that trenchless methods use, that price can rise even higher. Fortunately, there are ways that pipeline repair professionals and contractors can get the equipment they need while still staying in their budget. Below are a few options for purchasing equipment and replacement parts, and why each is valuable.
If you have the budget, buying new equipment and replacement parts is always a good bet. Many new pieces come with quality control assurances that used products simply can’t offer. Fortunately, there are ways to buy new without blowing past your budget.
Option One: Online Retailers
Retailers are a great option for buying trenchless equipment online. You can compare inventory, compare pricing, and get an in-depth look at the product you’ll be buying. Moreover, quality online retailers like TruGrit Traction also are staffed with knowledgeable personnel, so if you have questions or are just starting out you can use them as a resource.
Options Two: Equipment Vendors (Dealers)
Equipment Vendors can be a good option if you need in-person contact and want to get a feel for the equipment. That said, Dealerships have higher overhead than online retailers, so their prices tend to be a fair bit steeper. Savvy buyers might visit a vendor to get some information and experience, but hold off on purchasing and go for the better bargains online.
Buying anything used has its risks, but a big benefit is the reduced cost. If you’re looking for a cheap piece of equipment that you don’t mind gambling on, there are a couple of options.
Option One: Craigslist and Forums
These can be great options for savings – if you can find what you’re looking for. The items available on Craigslist and forums are highly variable, so they may or may not have what you need at any given time. Also, these sites do not hold sellers accountable for quality so it’s important to be sure you can trust who you’re purchasing from.
Option Two: Plumbing Companies
If a plumbing company is finished with an item, they may sell it at a discounted rate. It is important to keep in mind, though, the amount of use this equipment has likely seen and weigh that liability against your savings.
The best way to shop depends on your personal needs; however, by buying strategically you can keep your plumbing or pipeline business running smoothly for years to come. At Tru Grit, we have the expertise, the inventory, and the knowledgeable staff to help you be sure you are getting all of the equipment you need at the price you want.
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