If you are a person who wants to stay loyal to a brand and do not want to switch amongst manufacturing companies then you probably have to pay a price for it. But if you are not even willing to pay the price, then perhaps you do not have more options available. However, when it comes to heavy equipment it seems that now you have options. Heavy equipment have always been an expensive item even if it is decade old and small construction companies as well as contractors find it difficult to buy them directly from the manufacturers. This has also lead to a fall in the sales figure but there is another reason which is playing an important role to the sharp decrease in the sales volume and that is people are getting attracted towards second hand heavy equipment and there are dealers who are providing the brand that people want at dirt cheap prices.
So invariably now the dealers are making good chunk of money in a legal business. Though it is a loss for the mainstream heavy equipment companies but certainly a big gain for the small time dealers who predominantly deal with selling second hand construction machines and sees it as a growing business all throughout. Likewise, it has not only attracted the small construction companies but also the mid-sized ones as they all are been buying their stuffs from these dealers. So when the buyers do not see the mainstream heavy equipment manufacturing companies as the only option, these companies will have to work out things that save them from wrapping up their businesses. In fact, some companies have even winded up their businesses from few locations which is a clear indication that people are attuned to buy less expensive machines.
In terms of quality, they are not bad either. These dealers have connections with workshops that work on the old machines and make it look new. They also change the parts that do not work and ensure that they give a new life to the equipment. The cost of repairing a machine is not that high. So they only need to ensure that they put the things in place and make it ready to work. There are few agencies involved in this process. The first is the one who buys the old heavy equipment from the original owner. He gives it to the workshop who brings it back in shape and then it eventually goes to the dealer who sells it to another buyer. More often the agency who buys the machine from the first owner and the dealer are the same. They only need to have good connections with workshops where the heavy equipment are repaired and painted and rest is simple.
The advantage for buyers is that they can buy heavy equipment of any brand at a cheaper price and for guys who are brand loyal, they can manage to buy machines of their brand which is otherwise so expensive that it becomes out of their reach.