You’ve heard us speak to the value of quality-built roll-off equipment—how purchasing a well-manufactured product right from the beginning not only helps you operate more efficiently but also saves you money in the long run.
But, what about the value it delivers when your business takes off and you need to upgrade to bigger, beefier equipment? Or, when life happens and you need to quickly exit the roll-off business?
It’s never too early to be thinking about resale value—or how you’ll move that used roll-off equipment quickly when you’re ready.
(Spoiler alert: We’ll list your used Nedland roll-off trailers, trucks, and containers, and we’ll do it for free.)
So, what should you be thinking about when considering your purchase—and how you can market your used equipment through us when the time comes?
Let us fill you in.
Purchasing roll-off equipment with resale value in mind
It’s pretty rare that folks think about resale value when purchasing roll-off systems for the first time, but it’s an important consideration. At the end of the day, quality equipment holds its value—provided you haven’t kicked the snot out of it, of course.
That said, supply chain disruption has made acquiring quality equipment a tougher challenge today than it was in 2019.
Some who are new to the roll-off rental business are driven to make a fast entrance and seize business opportunities, and rightly so. But, if they discover they can’t get quality equipment quickly, they purchase cheap roll-off systems simply to get their businesses off the ground.
And, when they do, they take a hit. How so?
For starters, their equipment wears out fast, so they wind up investing money unexpectedly to keep it operating. In the case of roll-off trailers, that often means replacing dead deep cell batteries and warn winches that have burned up—sometimes multiple times.
Then, when the quality roll-off system they originally wanted is available and they’re ready to unload the cheap stuff, they discover two things:
- Their manufacturer constructed their roll-off trailer with non-standard rails, dramatically shrinking their pool of interested buyers
- As their equipment just didn’t hold up, it’s hard to move—they have to wait longer to sell and eat more of their investment than they anticipated
Unfortunately, there are no easy answers when selling these cheaper systems. Selling Nedland equipment, however? That’s a breeze—and it could also benefit those folks looking to just get started.
List your used EZrolloff systems with us
Okay, so you have used Nedland equipment and you want to put it on the market.
The good news is the market for this equipment right now is hot.
Still, some of our customers tell us that they’ve listed their used roll-off trailers, trucks, and containers on their own marketing channels, waited for the phone to ring, and…nothing. They simply didn’t have the audience.
That’s where we can help.
All you have to do is give us a ring, ask for Dave Nedland, and we’ll publish your used Nedland equipment to our website and social channels. What’s more, if someone calls us for a quote and your equipment’s a match, we’ll point them to you.
Folks are often surprised to learn that we list our customers’ used Nedland equipment, but the way we see it, that’s all part of developing business relationships that last. If you need help, we’ll step up. Besides, your listing often helps one of our other customers get off the ground quickly, too. So, really, it’s a win-win-win.
And, our listings are pretty successful.
Those customers that said they weren’t getting any calls? They follow up to tell us that, after listing with us, they had three or four people calling them about the exact same roll-off trailer. They simply couldn’t believe their equipment sold so fast—far faster than they thought it would.
So, how do you get started?
Help your roll-off equipment shine to attract buyers
For starters, get quality photos of your equipment. That doesn’t mean professionally shot images. You can simply use your smartphone camera to take photos from multiple angles and close-ups of key features. Just keep these best practices in mind:
- Power wash your equipment first
- Aim for morning or late afternoon for better light—try to avoid taking photos when the sun is right overhead
- Avoid cluttered backgrounds that distract from your equipment if you can
Craft a complete listing to accelerate your sale
Gather up all the details someone needs to make a decision and make their job easy. If you help people understand the value of your used roll-off equipment and answer many of their questions right in the listing, they’ll be more likely to pick up the phone. Include information, like:
- Improvements/recent maintenance completed
- List price
- Your name
- Contact info
Appropriately price your roll-off equipment to move it quickly
Pricing your equipment can be tricky. Set your price too high and your equipment will sit— even in this market. Set it too low, and you could be leaving money on the table.
Need a little help establishing a fair price for your equipment? Many of our customers ask Dave Nedland for his opinion. He sees enough used equipment to gauge what it will take to move it. (Just keep in mind that when you call, we’re a manufacturer, not a dealer—we don’t take trade-ins.)
At the end of the day, this simple, free service helps you grow—and we see ourselves as key partners in the long-term success of your business.
So, when you’re ready, give us a ring. We’re here and happy to help.