5 Reasons Why Buying A Used Bucket Truck Makes Sense

May 15, 2016
Many businesses require the use of a bucket truck, but when it comes to the decision of whether to buy new or used bucket trucks, you need to evaluate several points. Let's review some key considerations when considering buying a new bucket truck versus a used bucket truck. Considerations: Buy New or Buy a Used Bucket Truck? Sometimes, buying a new piece of equipment is the right decision, but depending on the frequency of use, availability of good used equipment and...
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5 Tips On Bidding At A Construction Equipment Auction

May 15, 2016
Bidding at a construction equipment auction is usually done with a simple gesture - a nod, or wave of the hand or catalog.  When an auctioneer sees a person nodding or waving to a friend, their gesture could be interpreted as a bid. Personal expressions like those can result in mistakes, especially at public auction sales. Before you head out to the auction, consider some of the following things about the bidding process: How to Bid at the Used Construction...
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A Used Bucket Truck Can Get the Job Done

May 15, 2016
When performing any types of aerial jobs such as trimming trees or painting building exteriors, the average worker must rely upon ladders or even ropes. Although the job could get done using this approach, it would certainly be very risky especially for falling. Thanks to the advent of equipment auctions, there is a much safer and faster way to get the project done - the used bucket truck. Used Bucket Truck - Common Types A bucket truck is a heavy-duty vehicle...
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Absentee Bidding – A Key Tool To Grab A Deal At The Auction

May 15, 2016
A live auction is the place where you can get great deals on many kinds of equipment, such as used bucket trucks, backhoes, skid steers, pickup trucks and more. In order to participate in a conventional, live auction, a bidder must be present at the exact place, date and time set forth by the auctioneer and bid live during the event. In our ever-demanding world, there are many circumstances when a buyer cannot attend a live, physical auction event. When...
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Benefits of Using Hybrid Bucket Trucks

May 15, 2016
In today's world, many types of vehicles and commercial equipment, like cars, trucks, SUVs and digger derricks and Bucket Trucks are being manufactured with hybrid vehicle technology, giving us hybrid bucket trucks! Massive engines are required to move the heavy chassis and are also used to drive a smaller hydraulic pump that powers on-board hydraulic equipment. Because of such a large power imbalance, manufacturers adopted hybrid technology for this equipment. New hybrid vehicles have a high initial cost for and...
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Buying a Used Bucket Truck at Public Auction

May 15, 2016
Buying from used bucket truck auctions may seem somewhat bewildering at times because bucket truck models have been designed for dozens of unique needs and there are a wide variety of makes and models. Manufacturers have designed many configurations, offering you many choices to pick from. Now all you need to do is decide which design and specifications are best for your needs. Things to Consider - Buying a Used Bucket Truck In an effort to narrow down options and make...
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Find Bucket Truck Parts At Auction

May 14, 2016
Regardless of how well bucket trucks are maintained, just like any other mechanical equipment they are subject to wear and tear simply from regular use. Knowing where to find used bucket truck parts is imperative. Many times, utility equipment auctions include parts, and may offer you a way to fill that need. Know Where to Go For Bucket Truck Parts With prolonged use, problems may begin to develop with some of the internal components of the engine: bearings may start...
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Find Deals on Used Hybrid Cars at Public Auction

May 14, 2016
Many government (and private) owners have been incorporating hybrid cars, hybrid SUVs, alternate fuel vehicles and latest technologies into their fleets for years. Some of these used hybrid cars are for sale now, entering the secondary markets. You can find lots of used hybrid cars being resold as surplus when they are replaced by private and government fleets with new models. Used Hybrid Cars - Overview Alternate fuel vehicles have a long history, dating back to the first vehicle to...
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Buy Used Construction Equipment at Auction

May 14, 2016
Construction equipment is the life blood of the construction industry. Because heavy equipment can be an expensive investment it is worth your time to consider purchase options.  One good option is a construction equipment auction. The unique thing about this selling method is that each unit is sold based on market demand and price. Auctions offer the possibility of purchasing heavy equipment at a cost that could be lower than going market value. Considerations Because the construction equipment sold in...
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Buying Bucket Trucks at Auction – Things to Consider

May 14, 2016
An auction is a great venue for purchasing inexpensive, used equipment, like used bucket trucks. However, if there is not a nearby event, the next option is to find an online equipment auction. It is almost identical to the physical version except that bidders view the items, inspection reports, and place bids via the internet. An online auction refers to bidding on an item over the internet; there are two different approaches as to how this is done. Timed Online...
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Find Great Used Construction Equipment

May 14, 2016
Our economy is slowly improving and the construction industry continues to experience growth. Many companies find the equipment they need at used construction equipment auctions. With new equipment in short supply, many companies are buying good used construction equipment and vehicles at auction, to bridge the gap to new equipment availability and conserve their cash. As you consider options for purchasing your equipment, consider the below: Construction Equipment Condition A reliable auction company makes every attempt to provide high-quality items to customers...
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Find A Deal – Buy A Used Bucket Truck at Public Auction

May 14, 2016
Auctions are a great way to buy the equipment you need, like a used bucket truck, at a price you determine.  When you think of an “auction” you typically think of an absolute auction, where you can get a deal, and where there are no minimums or reserves.  It is possible you could buy something for as little as $1, if no one else bids on the item.  That’s the excitement you see in all the auction television shows.  Our...
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GPS Systems Help Bucket Trucks in Storm Response

May 14, 2016
When global positioning systems (GPS technology) came to the forefront of new business tools several years ago, they were expensive accessories. In the last decade, the price has come down and this helpful tool can now be acquired for a relatively low price. Its affordability allows many people to purchase one for monitoring bucket trucks!  One of the most beneficial uses within utility and contractor fleets is in Tornado, Hurricane, Ice and other Storm Response. Bucket Trucks & Storm Response...
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How to Find Well-maintained Used Cars & Trucks For Sale

May 14, 2016
Buying well maintained used cars and trucks to buy does not have to mean spending a ton of money. With the economy still trying to rebound, many buyers are still cautious.  You have another option - buying used cars, trucks and more for sale at a public auction. Where Do I Find Well Maintained Used Cars & Trucks For Sale? A chief concern of most buyers is knowing that they have access to well maintained equipment.  So, consider this –...
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Important Aspects of Boom Truck Fleet Operations

May 14, 2016
Managers of boom truck (crane truck) fleets are continuously facing challenges that include: cost management, unpredictable fuel costs, operator safety, and green mandate implementation. Learning more about these major challenges can help managers address these issues efficiently. Factors Affecting Boom Truck - Crane Truck Fleet Operations and Management Cost Management - Fleet managers are constantly looking for ways to reduce boom truck costs. This pressure to save money has been persistent over the years as costs have risen but are...
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Keep Your Bucket Truck Working This Winter!

May 14, 2016
A bucket truck sometimes endures harsh elements during the winter season. Below zero temperatures and slippery roads are only a few of the challenges a bucket truck owner may face. Many of the problems bucket trucks can experience in the winter are associated with the chassis: the battery, engine oil, spark plugs, bad thermostats and door locks. Extra precaution should be taken when operating a bucket truck in cold climates during the winter, always following procedures in the operator's manual....
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Liquidation Sale – Selling Surplus Assets Through Public Auctions

May 14, 2016
Having an effective plan and process for any company liquidating assets is crucial. For those companies who plan to close the doors, a liquidation sale is commonly used to recover capital and avoid further monetary losses. Unfortunately some assets, such as heavy equipment, are difficult to liquidate and can quickly depreciate. Without a solid plan and a quick means of disposal, much of the value can be lost before being sold. In such a dilemma, a heavy equipment auction is...
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Mantis 14010 Crawler Cranes

May 14, 2016
When first developed, mobile cranes that filled purposes similar to Mantis 14010 crawlers were mounted to train cars and moved about on the railways to complete projects. With the addition of crawler carriers, cranes became more mobile, and able to work in areas that were never before thought possible. These cranes travel on crawler tracks similar to a crawler tractor, but obviously move much more slowly. Mantis 14010 Crawler Crane Overview Mantis 14010 crawler cranes are able to move around...
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New Bucket Truck vs. Used Bucket Truck – Which One Do I Buy?

May 14, 2016
When you think about it, buying an item in new condition is usually understood to be better than buying a used one. Because new bucket trucks come directly from a company like Altec (manufacturer of new bucket trucks), the buyer expects impeccable quality. There could be an exception to this rule if a business is in the market to buy a bucket truck, especially if equipment cost is the primary concern. The decision to buy either a new bucket truck...
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Our Process – Selling Surplus Trucks & Equipment With Us

May 13, 2016
The J.J. Kane auction selling process With J.J. Kane, you can simply call us and we'll take care of the rest. The J.J. Kane public auction selling process is simple and straight-forward. Public Auction Sale Process You consign your items and provide J.J. Kane with basic info about the truck or equipment. We can come out and gather the information, take pictures & help you arrange to move your items to an auction yard or you can plan to sell...
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