There are many websites out there that sell used items, including heavy equipment and machinery like compost turners. This can be convenient, especially if you need something quickly to run your operation. But, it may not be the best option if you can get a used compost turner directly from a manufacturer. Here are some benefits that can help you make your decision when you need to buy your next turner.

Why you should buy a used compost turner

The main reason to buy a used compost turner is the cost. They are typically much cheaper than buying a new one, especially when you factor in shipping and other charges that may be associated with a new purchase. You won’t be tempted by newer features that you don’t necessarily need, either. Used turners tend to have a shorter lead time, so you can get started on your project sooner.

Manufacturers know their machines best

The professionals who made a compost turner will know it better than anyone else. They will have a record of the machine from its beginnings, which means that you will know where the parts came from. You also won’t have to worry that a component will be broken and unavailable. The manufacturer will have those on hand or know exactly where to get them.

At SCARAB, we make compost turners right here in America using the highest-quality materials. We are passionate about our machines and clients. That’s why we always make sure our used machines are in perfect condition for their age and wear before we sell them.

Customer service is usually better when you buy from the source

If you have questions about your compost turner, it’s always best to go to the source. The customer service team will be more knowledgeable about the product and can refer back to original documents if needed. They might also offer discounts on future purchases and repairs or warranties.

Because we make each of our compost turners in-house, we understand them. Our team also loves to answer our customers’ questions. You can always reach out to us for help with your machines and operation.

Manufacturers know where the turner came from

The people who made your compost turner will know exactly where it came from. When you buy from a random online source, you can’t know for sure where they received the machine. Across the country, auctions can be found that sell used equipment and some people will buy in bulk from them to turn a quick profit. Some operators may not care how they treat their equipment, and if you can’t verify the condition, you could make a bad investment. 

Our team ensures that every one of our used SCARAB compost turners is in working condition before they go to a new facility. They might be used, but our turners are always repaired and outfitted with new parts. Because we value client education, our machines are often returned in better condition than others, too.

Tips for buying a used compost turner

If you’re considering a used compost turner from another source, here are some tips to help you make the best decision.

  • Check that the seller is reputable
  • Get the full history of the machine
  • Inspect it in person before you buy it
  • Make sure there is a warranty or guarantee
  • Compare pricing for similar models and age
  • Ask about customer service and support after the sale

Buying a used SCARAB Compost Turner

When you’re ready to buy your next compost turner, we hope you’ll consider one of our high-quality machines! We offer New, Used, and Refurbished custom compost turners in a variety of sizes. Our Products come with various options including four-wheel drive, drum styles, engines, and more. Give us a call at (806) 883-7621 or Send Us an Email for more information.