There are two cheaper alternatives to purchasing heavy machinery and manufacturing equipment, and they are:
- Finance Leasing – In this option, you will lease or rent the production machines or office fixtures for a long period of time, with the possibility of owning the equipment, in the long run. This arrangement is mostly recommended for long-time enterprises, which possess enough working capital they can eventually use for purchasing the heavy equipment they’re currently using.
- True Leasing – This kind of lease is normally offered to start-up business owners. After all, with a true lease, you can receive the equipment you need to support the profit-generating activities of your commercial establishment. Once the term of your lease ends, you can simply return the furniture, fixtures, machinery or vehicles you used and request for new ones.
The Benefits of Leasing Heavy Equipment
Now let’s talk about the advantages of leasing over purchasing office or business equipment.
- It helps optimize the use of your working capital. We all know for a fact that purchasing equipment can cost your enterprise a huge deal of cash. However, by simply leasing or renting the equipment you need; you can set aside an even bigger percentage of your working capital for your urgent costs as well as for your business contingency fund.
- No need to worry about the costs associated with equipment ownership and maintenance. If you purchase heavy equipment, you will have to set aside enough funds to cover repair and maintenance works, as well as obsolescence and depreciation expenses.
That’s not the case when leasing heavy machinery and office furniture. Since you don’t own the equipment, in the first place then, you won’t have to incur such expenses. Not only that. You won’t have to worry about obsolescence since you can always return the equipment once the term of your lease ends. Then, you can request your lessor to provide you with the latest equipment they’ve acquired,…