A Guide For Purchasing A Used Dozer

  • Editorial Team
  • Crawler Dozer
  • 6 October 2023

Purchasing secondhand equipment online has changed a lot in recent years. Nowadays there are better options for people to research and have good contact-free purchasing experiences. This guide outlines five steps to identify and purchase a top quality used dozer for your fleet expansion.

Selecting the Best Seller

Reliable Equipment Dealers

Trusted equipment dealerships are ideal for finding used dozers due to their reputation, rental fleets, and post-sale support.

Private Sellers and Auctions

Private sellers and auctions offer wider selections but require more investigation. Beware of unresolved issues with auction purchases.

Investigate Sellers

Research and inquire about seller’s backgrounds, peer reviews, and business practices to ensure transparency.

Dealer vs. Private Seller

Dealers prioritize customer satisfaction and offer a broader product range.

Browse and Research

Dominance of Online Purchasing

Online platforms dominate today’s contact free marketplace, offering easy searches and comprehensive information.

Manufacturer Resources

Manufacturers’ websites provide comparison tools, images, and videos for in depth research.

Online Listings

Online listings provide the most accurate and up-to-date options compared to traditional classifieds.

Timely Decisions

Consider Seasonal Factors

Seasonal conditions impact equipment availability and prices in a lot of sectors, including construction.

Plan Ahead

Check 30 to 60 days in advance to find the right dozer and avoid last-minute decisions.

Stay Informed

Stay updated on the industry trends, auction prices, and used equipment costs for better decision making.

Pay Attention to the Details

Thorough Examination

Inspect the dozer comprehensively, even when purchasing online. Request maintenance records, detailed images, and videos.

Evaluate Wear

Look for unusual wear patterns and assess the undercarriage, which can be very, very important in determining the dozer’s value.

Age vs. Hours

Consider the machine’s hours over its age; a well-maintained older dozer can be a valuable purchase.

Upkeep Concerns

Regular Maintenance

Prioritize regular maintenance to extend the lifespan and protect your investment in a used dozer.

PM Program

Implement a proactive Preventative Maintenance (PM) program, including daily inspections, fluid checks, greasing, and documentation.

Dealer Support

Purchasing from reputable dealers offers the advantage of skilled technicians for maintenance and yearly equipment inspections.