US Markets enters used equipment sector
By Sarah McCay09 December 2014
US Markets Inc, (USM), a wholesale lifting equipment rental and sales company, has launched a new used equipment sales and purchase service. Available inventory includes a wide selection of pre-owned and re-conditioned boom lifts, scissor lifts, telehandlers, and carry deck cranes. Leading the Used Equipment Department is Mike Ferguson, used equipment manager.
Mr. Ferguson, who recently joined US Markets, brings more than 20 years of experience in sales management and new business development from several national lifting equipment sales and rental companies. Most recently, he served as territory manager for IronPlanet, an online marketplace for used construction equipment. Prior to that, he was VP of sales for Acme Lift.
Mr. Ferguson is confident that the new business sector will meet with market demand. “Odds are good that we’ll have the equipment customers are looking for, but if we don’t, we will find it,” he said.
“Auctions are in business to achieve one goal - to sell each asset for the absolute top dollar with no regard for customer satisfaction or retention. USM is in business to provide our customers with the highest quality equipment at a fair price. Plus, we can offer our customers any level of re-conditioning they desire,” Mr. Ferguson added.
In addition to outright purchase, used equipment customers can rent with a purchase option (RPO), where a portion of the monthly re-rental fee is applied toward the equity of the equipment, or finance the purchase through a third-party or through USM.