The thought of investing in used recycling machinery might initially raise concerns, but in reality there can be benefits for some over purchasing new equipment.

In this blog post, we will explore the positive aspects of buying used machinery including cost savings, environmental benefits, and the importance of maintenance.

Cost Savings

It’s no secret that new machinery can be quite costly.  For those just starting out or on a limited budget, a brand new piece of equipment might be preferred but simply not an option.   However if you buy used machinery from the right source, you can still purchase a high-quality and long-lasting product at a great price. This allows you to allocate your budget more efficiently and potentially invest in other areas of your recycling operations.

Environmental Benefits

Being in the recycling industry, you understand the significance of reusing materials to conserve natural resources. By buying used recycling machinery, you are not only saving yourself money but also can contribute to reducing the demand for raw materials.

By engaging in the buying and selling of used machines, we can minimise waste and prevent unnecessary landfill and incineration. 

Quality & Maintenance

Although some of the machines we sell are sold “as is” withouth any work, the majority of the used equipment we receive is fully reconditioned before resale.   We ensure that it is in excellent working order and take pride in providing high-quality used equipment that both meets your operational needs and looks as new as it can look. Our own McIntyre branded machines are built to last in any event, with some of the first McIntyre machines (dating back to 1975) till working in the industry today.  As such a reconditioned McIntyre machine can potentially last as long as a new one from another recycling equipment manufacturer.  

We have great confidence in our used machinery, which is why we typically provide all used machinery reconditioned, with a 3-month parts warranty.

Additionally, we offer an extensive range of replacement parts and spares, to help prevent unnecessary waste in the future as well as ensure the longevity of your equipment. For more information on our parts and spare services, please visit our spare parts page.

The downsides 

While purchasing used machinery offers numerous advantages, it is essential to consider potential drawbacks.

Used machines may be older models, which means you might miss out on newer, more advanced features found in brand-new equipment. We always recommend doing some extensive research before you make the decision to purchase any machine.

We currently have a wide range of used machinery stocked, visit the used machinery page on our website to learn more, or get in contact with our helpful team, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.