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Things To Consider Before Buying A Dredge

Things To Consider Before Buying A Dredge

Expensive projects often require expensive equipment, it’s just a part of the construction field. There’s no denying that a dredging project is a major endeavor and may require some major investments in dredging equipment as a result.

But before you rush out to buy a dredge, we want you to keep a few things in mind.

  1. Consider The Company
  2. Consider The Location Of Their Factory
  3. What Other Equipment Do You Need?
  4. Used Dredges Might Be An Option
  5. Consider What You Can Afford
  6. Consider A Dredging Equipment Rental Service Instead

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1- Consider The Company

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of dredging equipment companies opening up in response to increased global competition. This means that there are now dozens of choices where there were only a few even five years ago.

This makes it harder to choose a dredge, as many of these companies are untested, and may not be financially stable. Make sure you purchase a dredge from a known company that has been in the industry for a while and has a proven financial record. This will keep you from getting burned on your order as you know the company won’t suddenly close.

2- Consider The Location Of Their Factory

Factories pop up in unexpected locations all over the world, but you’ll want to ensure that the location of the dredge factory is close to an airport.

This ensures that your finished dredge can be shipped quickly, and that the construction process won’t be slowed down by parts shortages.

While you might get a quality dredge from a company that is far away from an airport, you might have to pay for additional shipping and transport costs. This can quickly make even an affordable piece of dredging equipment into a costly venture.

3- What Other Equipment Do You Need?

While two companies might offer the same product at seemingly the same price, it’s important to consider what additional equipment you’ll need to properly use the dredge.

If, for example, company A sells a dredge for $50,000 without the hoses, pipes, and toolkits needed to keep the dredge equipment operational, but company B sells the same dredge with all of those things for just $10,000 more, it’s best to order from company B.

Some companies offer the additional equipment you need for your dredge for significantly more than the cost of the dredge itself.

Make sure you buy from a company that includes as many of these accessories as possible for the best price.

4- Used Dredges Might Be An Option

If you’re looking to save money, you may consider purchasing a used dredge. This, however, does not come without its share of risks. You should only purchase a used dredge from a reputable dealer.

Look for a firm that has been dealing in used dredging equipment for at least five years and can supply you with several references.

Check to ensure that all the parts are in working condition before you agree to the purchase, and if need be, have the dredge professionally inspected.

5- Consider What You Can Afford

It’s important to consider what you can realistically afford. Buying dredging equipment may imply high costs, and if you overextend your budget, you may struggle to make payments on the dredge or find yourself unable to pay for the other materials and labor needed to complete the project. Do your research and be sure you know what your budget is before purchasing.

6- Consider A Dredging Equipment Rental Service Instead

The reality is that unless you’re frequently committing to dredging projects, there’s really no need to own that equipment.

Instead, consider renting your equipment from a service like U.S. Aqua Services. This way, you don’t have to worry about maintenance or upkeep and can simply rent the right size dredge whenever you need it. It’s more cost-effective, is of lower risk to you and your firm, and comes with a host of benefits.

Contact us today to find out more about our rental services.

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About U.S. Aqua Services

U.S. Aqua Services was created to support the dredging process in advancing commerce and responding to its many challenges. To accomplish this, our dredging company assembled an exceptional group of experienced individuals and a diverse inventory of dredge equipment.

We offer dredging equipment rental services so you can have access to the latest and greatest in dredging technology without having to pay to maintain it, transport, and store it, along with dewatering services.

With an emphasis on mobility, dependability, durability, diversity, efficiency, and safety, our dredging rental company can ensure that our different types of dredging systems are easy to move through any terrain and can work in the most rugged and remote environments. Our multi-function hydraulic systems are built with jetting and mechanical options that can efficiently move loose sediment or stiff layers of clay.

US Aqua services also and maintains a ready fleet of amphibious equipment capable of completing dredging projects in some of the harshest and most remote environments. U.S Aqua is also the dealer for Louisiana of the amphibious vehicle Fat Truck. No matter the size or scope of the job or the remoteness of your work location, you can rely on Fat Truck’s industrial off-road utility vehicles to get the job done right.

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