Is it time to upgrade your sign truck?
You’ve had your current sign truck for a long time. It’s been a faithful workhorse and has done its job, but lately you’ve been considering something new. After all, there have been a lot of advancements and improvements since you last bought one, and you’ve seen how much others in the industry like theirs. So how do you know when it’s time to finally make the leap and upgrade?
There are a number of factors to consider as your machine ages. Here are some tips that can help you decide whether your rig still has some miles left or if it’s in your best interest to make a switch.
How old is your sign truck?
They say age is nothing but a number, but that doesn’t always translate to machinery. Eventually you may decide to retire your current setup and get something that works better for your business today. We have found that most trucks are replaced after five to eight years or 50,000 to 80,000 miles. And for good reason: this is the point that your machine will have its maximum resale value!
Have your repair bills gone up? When you notice repairs becoming more frequent, it’s a sign that your truck is aging. It’s time to consider replacement when maintenance becomes too costly.
Has your business changed?
It’s a tale as old as time: As your business grows, your goals grow with you, and your needs change. You may be at a point where you have outgrown your sign truck or need to reach a little higher or lift a little more. A new machine will help you do this work and grow your business by allowing you to take on jobs that you previously had to pass on due to equipment limitations.
Are your operators happy?
Operating an older sign truck can be tiring and frustrating. Factors like the condition of seats and working areas, air conditioning, steering, and braking become more taxing as your machine ages. Likewise, the settings of the aerial or crane may need adjusting to tailor to your operators’ preferences. Listen to your team - they will tell you when it’s time to upgrade your machine to one that makes your operators happier and more productive and helps to get the job done efficiently and seamlessly.
How are the aesthetics?
Your equipment is like a rolling billboard that advertises your firm. Potential customers can see it every day. Put your best foot forward with a fresh and clean machine that will attract a different set of customers instead of relying on a used sign truck that appears beat up or faded.
Get the features you’ve been dreaming about!
At Elliott, we place a high emphasis on innovation and we are continuously listening to our customers to integrate features, technology, and customizations that make their work lives better. Regular improvements made include better fuel economy, improved performance, time-saving features like a new jib winch or platform. New features can pay real dividends!
Regardless of what you decide to do with your used sign truck, regularly evaluating your sign truck needs helps you stay proactive, and will ultimately ensure less downtime.
And remember, whether you want to lease or buy, we have you covered. Elliott has partnered with Wells Fargo to offer low rates so you have the ability to grow when you’re ready.
At Elliott, we’re committed to your success. That’s why we are happy to consult with you to make sure you have all the information you need to conduct an informed analysis. Reach out now to get started, or download our industry brochure to see which Elliott sign truck is the right fit for your business.