Downside to Used Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

OK so your old refrigeration unit has just packed in. You need to replace it and get it replaced fast so you don’t lose business. Do you risk it and buy that old refurbished refrigeration unit or do you buy new commercial refrigeration equipment?

Yes a used unit may cost under less than half price yes but… on the other hand it will also last for less then half the time (in most case). We always recommend our customers to buy new refrigeration equipment and any other type of catering equipment as you have a warranty with all electrical goods and you can be sure that they will not stop working within the next month.

Used Refrigeration Equipment:

The biggest problem with buying a used refrigeration unit is that you can not see the main parts you need to check are still in top working condition, yes the outside of the used unit may look like its been well refurbished and it may look like new, but that’s not all you need to know about the refrigeration unit. You have no way of telling if the units compressor has 2 years or 2 months life left in it, the refrigerators circuit and electrics could all be shot and you will not know until you start to use it and it goes on you. You have no way to tell any of this.

Now we have a list of the main faults people have with used refrigeration equipment:

Fault 1 -The units compressor overheats due to the condenser not been kept clean. The oil starts to break down. This means the oil will be damaged and might lead to break downs in the future. Even if the condenser is kept clean you may still have problems, because if the compressor continually overheats it will break and fail.

Fault 2 – Running a unit whilst the evaporator is frozen. This could be down to a number of reasons such as a poorly running fan, defrost component or even the thermostat. If this happens the refrigerant liquid will flood back into the compressor, in turn this Will foam up the oil if not stopped. If this goes on to long your compressor will break as the motor will be running without lubricant and that will be the cause of its damage.

Fault 3 – A flooded start, which is when the refrigeration liquid explodes violently as it starts damaging the compressor in more then one way. This can happen because the refrigeration unit drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which allows the refrigerant vapor to migrate out its place to the compressor when in its off cycles. Once this happens the vapor starts to condense into liquid causing it to explode once it starts again.

The above are just three of many ways in which used refrigeration equipment could fail and break down on you. You have no way to tell whats internally wrong with a used bit of equipment like this and so you should not take the risk of buying used refrigeration equipment that you don’t know the true condition of.

If you are still interested in buying used refrigeration equipment please take note of this next top tip!

Before you even look into the used equipment please please have a second look around at new catering equipment, even the older models. Take into consideration the money you could be saving on repairs when you buy a new bit of refrigeration equipment, especially when its still under warranty. Even after your warranty period your refrigeration equipment should not need many repairs as in most cases repair work is not need until the last couple of years of the equipments life.

Some times it may work out better for you to buy used equipment if circumstances allow for it. But remember to buy used refrigeration equipment or any used equipment is always a gamble!

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Coin Operated Amusement Equipment Financing

Coin operated amusement equipments are used extensively in the casino and video game industry. The owners of such sophisticated equipments generate high revenues, but incur high costs at the same time. Thus coin operated amusement equipment financing becomes essential for purchasing such high-priced equipments.

Coin operated pool tables provide a continuous stream of revenue to the owner. The machine has durable powder coated finish and is made up of a heavy duty aluminum frame. The stainless steel hardware ensures long lasting performance. Due to its added features, it costs high and thus calls for coin operated amusement equipment financing.

Video arcade machine is yet another coin operated amusement machine. It can be installed in restaurants, pubs, amusement parks and so on. It uses solid state electronics and integrated circuits. It uses special hardware with multiple CPU, sound and graphic chips and boards. It can be controlled through a personal computer or through some realistic means. It can also include some accessories like light guns, car, plane cockpit or motorbike model. The modern video arcades are highly sophisticated and expensive. Hence many amusement park owners find it wise to seek coin operated amusement equipment financing.

Pinball machine too is coin operated amusement equipment. It is similar to other mechanical games but it may also be used as a gambling device. However nowadays it is used for amusement purposes only. Pinball machine has become a popular theme in computer games too. Though it helps generate revenues for the owner from the very first day, the machine is quite pricey and so many business owners look for coin operated amusement equipment financing to purchase this machine.

Redemption game machine is controlled automatically by the winning percentage of players. When the player pushes start button, the arrows are shown in the display panel. The player needs to hit the punch head with the hammer so that he can turn around the play field. The game provides a lot of fun and pleasure to the players especially to the children. Hence it is essential in an amusement park. Due to its great features, it is very expensive. Therefore, coin operated amusement equipment financing becomes essential to acquire this machine.

The coin operated amusement equipments, though expensive are essential in restaurants, amusement parks and other public places. They are not at all an expense but an investment. The business owner can get revenue from the equipment even from the first day itself.

There are some reliable financing companies that have great experience in general equipment financing. They understand the need for these types of equipment in any entertainment places and so they are ready to provide easy financial assistance for interested candidates to acquire them. The business owner would not be required to meet any embarrassing procedures to get the desired amount. A simple online application is enough to get fast approval. Sometimes the business owner would get the amount even on the same day. They grant coin operated amusement equipment financing in better terms. Hence the business owners can repay the amount in low monthly installment. Therefore it is possible for almost all amusement park owners to buy all the essential coin operated amusement equipment.

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