Making the Wrong Decision in Equipment

April 17, 2019
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Choosing the right piece of equipment for the job is easier said than done sometimes. Think about the first time you bought a car (or even a home). It was a stressful experience, wasn’t it? You worried you wouldn’t choose the best option for you. Maybe you worried about sticking to your budget while still meeting each one of your needs. Maybe you struggled between new or used. Perhaps you asked your parents, friends, or spouse for help. It’s normal to fear making the wrong decision, especially when it comes to something as important as dewatering equipment. Follow these tips to make the decision a bit easier.


Address your Needs and Budget

Before you move forward with purchasing dewatering equipment, you’ll need to take stock of what you need versus what you want out of new machinery. Make a comprehensive list along with a budget. This will ensure that you are prepared and have a grasp of the equipment you need before you begin looking. If you have a firm grasp on your needs and budget, you’re less likely to be talked into equipment that is too costly or is more than what you need.


Addressing your budget is an important step. While investing in large equipment might be well worth it, it can also be costly. Saying yes to new equipment might mean saying no to company-wide bonuses this year. Can you afford it or is it something that should wait a bit longer?


Do your Research

Once you have a clear understanding of what you need and want, start researching equipment. Start researching before you begin talking to any companies. You should understand what’s out there, how the equipment can assist you in the dewatering process, and what it costs. Compare different equipment, brands, and so on.


Talk it Through

After you begin thorough research and understand what’s on the market, start talking the decision over. Of course, you can’t discuss this decision with your parents like when you purchased your first car, but running the idea past your coworkers is necessary. It always helps to have more than one opinion. They might have budget concerns or wants/needs that you haven’t considered. Go back to the drawing board if necessary and revise your list of needs.


Choose a Reliable Company

Not only should you research the equipment you’re investing in, you should also research the company. Are they known for being reliable and helpful? Will they properly train your staff on the equipment and provide maintenance? See what others are saying about the company and the equipment they sell.


Ask Questions

You have the right to ask any and every question before you invest in expensive equipment. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what you’re buying, how much it costs, ongoing maintenance, and so on.



Carefully consider your decision; it shouldn’t be last-minute. Mull it over, talk to coworkers, research, and ask a lot of questions.