Nothing beats a trusted brand like Caterpillar when it comes to specialist equipment like generator sets and related accessories. While brand new units are worth the investment, they still cost a fair bit of money—and buying a good pre-used unit is often the most practical choice. Whether you need a portable power setup or a backup system for your establishment, there are a number of places from where you can purchase a used generator set in great condition. Here are a few places you can try out if you are looking for one on a budget:
• Refurbishing companies. This is by far the best way to find affordable used caterpillar generators for sale. Look for a company that specialize in acquiring old used equipment, usually form construction firms or factories. They rebuild and refurbish these sets for resale or rental. Try to scout around and you'd be surprised at the assortment of gear they have.
• Equipment rental companies. You can also try your luck with contractors and building companies that sell out older used equipment when they upgrade to newer ones. These usually post ads announcing their warehouse sales. You can get pretty decent prices on these trade and auction events, though some of the equipment may need work. If you are on a budget and are prepared to do some repairs, these are a good place to source your equipment.
• Try Craigslist. When all else fails, you can try looking online. You never know what you would find up on sale. Of course, you have to be careful. Avoid trying to get equipment sight unseen to avoid scams. If it is too good to be true, it probably is. It is also best to have someone with knowledge about generator sets with you when you scope out a potential buy so you can be sure you are getting a good unit before you commit to the purchase.