The durable nature of forging machinery, coupled with budgetary considerations, spawns a viable market for used equipment. Forgers in the market for production machinery have the option of considering new or used equipment. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks, but read on to successfully navigate the process of purchasing used equipment.
General forging techniques have been known and understood for thousands of years, but large forging machines have only been around since the 17th century. Forging machines are built for durability and to last a long time. This is one of the main reasons why it makes sense to consider second-hand machinery when installing or upgrading forging equipment. Another major advantage of purchasing second-hand equipment is the huge price difference compared to new machines, along with much shorter delivery times. Used machines are generally available immediately, compared to a lead time of over two years for some new machines.