Whether you’re buying or renting a manlift, you need to make sure you’re getting the best equipment possible. If the machine you buy has a lot of problems, it can delay production or impact the quality of your work. This is especially true when you’re shopping for a used manlift. Lift South wants to help you get the right pre-owned equipment you need to run your business. Here’s our advice on how to choose a used manlift for your needs.

Inspect for signs of damage

Look over the manlift for any signs of damage. If the machine you buy is in poor condition, you could be putting your workers in harm’s way. If you see any damage, ask about it. Step away from the sale if the seller seems hesitant or vague in their answer. Remember that safety always comes first.

Check for modifications

Next, take time to check and see if the manlift has been modified in any way. Some modifications may be helpful depending on how you plan to use the manlift. Others may not be so helpful. Keep an eye out for adjustments such as cuts, welds, and adjusted railings.

Find out the usage

The manlift’s usage will be a good indicator of its reliability. Check the hour meter and ask the seller about its history. Understand that a five-year-old manlift with lower usage hours will be considered younger than its model year. Weigh usage over calendar age when it comes to a used manlift.

Get a quality pre-owned manlift when you buy or rent from Lift South. Learn about our equipment and other machinery by calling us today.