A quality sideloader is an invaluable piece of machinery for many businesses. But these powerful industrial machines, whether brand new or second-hand, are a large investment.

Many business owners who are used to buying industrial equipment will have asked themselves the same question time and time again – do I buy new or used?

In some circumstances, buying new is the only sensible option. But a lot of the time, you can save yourself a significant amount of money by buying used equipment.

In this blog, we are going to share our advice to help you choose between a new or used sideloader.

Advantages of Buying A New Sideloader

Buying a new sideloader will be an excellent investment for your business. You will be able to choose the exact make and model you want, including any added features you require.

And when bought from an accredited dealer, all new sideloaders come with a warranty (usually 12-36 months), which provides peace of mind.

Although they cost a significant amount of money, you won’t have to worry about maintenance and repair costs. In addition, your new sideloader will be well equipped to handle hours upon hours of intensive work.

It will give you maximum uptime and dependability. Plus, the new models often feature a range of benefits, such as 30% increased battery performance.

Advantages Of Buying A Used Sideloader

The main benefit of buying a used sideloader is the price point. Used sideloaders can be purchased for 30-50% cheaper than new models. You could even get two used sideloaders for the price of a brand new one.

Used sideloaders don’t have long waiting lists and can be purchased there and then, which is useful if you need one ASAP. When purchased from a trusted dealer, you have peace of mind that the used sideloader is in full working order and comes with a complete vehicle history.

If something was to go wrong, parts are easy to source and replace, unlike parts for brand new models.

Needs Of Your Business

Whether you opt for a new or used sideloader depends on various factors, including the needs of your business and of course, your budget.

Do you need a sideloader quickly because of an equipment failure during a current project? If so, a used sideloader might be best for you.

Or are you expanding your business and looking to invest in equipment that will last for years to come? In this instance, a new sideloader will most certainly be the best option.

Are you on a tight budget? You can save a significant amount of money by purchasing a used sideloader.

How many hours per day is the sideloader going to be used? If you want something that is going to give maximum performance for several hours (4+) each day, you may be better off buying a new sideloader as a used one may not provide the long term value you are looking for.

Do you require a specific model that is suited to certain environments? If so, finding the perfect new sideloader may be easier.

Are you on a tight schedule and need the sideloader ASAP? New sideloaders take weeks, if not months, to arrive at the factory. Whereas used sideloaders can be purchased and put to work on the same day.

Where Can I Buy New And Used Sideloaders?

Here at Baumann, we are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sideloaders. For more than 50 years, our expert team has been designing, developing and building innovative sideloaders.

We now offer a range of electric and diesel sideloaders in a variety of capacities. View our award-winning products here.

New and used Baumann sideloaders are available to purchase from our network of trusted dealers. Baumann’s sideloaders and equipment are only sold via our approved dealers, and you should not purchase new or used Bauman sideloaders or equipment from anyone other than an approved dealer. From Scotland to London, we have dealers across the UK. Find your nearest dealer here.

We often have a handful of models listed on the Baumann website to buy or rent – our UK online shop is updated as and when sideloaders become available.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about the range of Baumann sideloaders, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. You can call us on 01709 242506 or email us at info@baumann-sideloaders.com.