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Posted by Josephine Ayre on Nov 01, 2012 in Chippers

If you are planning on advertising your old tree chipper for sale, regardless of whether you will promote it yourself (using either the local newspaper or an online auction site) or whether you will sell it to a used equipment dealer, it is important that you properly prepare it. This will help to ensure that your chipper is looking its best come sale day. But how should you prepare it?

  • Clean: Before taking photos of your chipper and taking inspection times, you should give it a thorough clean to remove any dirt or debris that has gathered over the years. Even a quick hosing down can make all the difference.
  • Service: If your tree chipper hasn’t been serviced all that often, you should take the time to give it a thorough going over. Take the blades in for sharpening, ensure that there are no blockages in the fuel line, and make sure that all the controls work properly.
  • Documentation: Begin collecting all of the documentation relevant to this particular equipment, including: its manufacturer’s manual, warranty (if it’s still valid), purchase receipt and any service papers. A prospective buyer will want to look at these.

By making sure that you undertake each of the above steps, you can ensure that your chipper makes the best impression on prospective buyers, as well as showing them that you have looked after it. Don’t be tempted to advertise your tree chipper for sale as is, because it’s likely that you won’t receive the price you want or your equipment deserves.