Determining the condition of any heavy equipment before you buy it is important.
If it's done correctly you could be making a worthwhile investment, however if not, it can be a costly mistake. The IEDA Group gives great advice and KHPlant even has a handy checklist and For Construction Pro’s has the seven deadly signs for when you really need to be worried. Below we have our seven heavenly pointers that will assist you when inspecting your newest potential investment.
1- A no-start is a no go
2- Inspect the linkage and connections in the buckets
3- quality and condition of the blades on dozers, mini excavators
4- cracks, welds, plating, rust on the machines body, buckets
5- get underneath and have a good look at the undercarriage
6- look on the floor, around and along the backhoe loader and cylinders for any leaks
7- Run machine through gears, are they slipping, sticking