When procuring a generator, something with moving parts, you need to check if it still has its warranty. You need to know where you could obtain spare parts if something went wrong. Also, it is important to know how much the generator set was used. When buying a vehicle, you look at the mileage it has travelled. However, in a used generator set, it is not so easy to really know how much it was used. From experience, you could pick upon a few signs, but you cannot know the real usage of the generator. You just take the vendor’s word for it. The state of the generator will also tell you the usage. For instance, if it is faded, has rusty components and worn out parts, you can tell that it has been used for quite a while.
The major reason why people buy used generator sets is because they get value for their money. Key to note is that their price tags do not really tell you the real value. You need to check the durability of its components, fuel economy among other factors. To get the real value, you need to not only consider its initial outlay, but also the costs going forward.
Also, when getting a used generator set, you need to decide what features and specifications you want. Different generators come with different technologies. You need to decide that the one you want offers you better fuel economy, safety, and efficiency.