Why Second Hand Machinery Can Be The Right Choice

No matter what you are planning on buying, whether it be something small or a large investment,you are always going to be looking to get the best deal whilst still getting a high quality product. At Challenger we custom-make bespoke machinery for a range of different applications. However, we also always have a selection of second hand machinery available to buy as well.

While buying brand new equipment may be the ideal for a lot of people, there are distinct advantages to buying pre-owned machinery;

-The main benefit of buying second-hand machinery is, of course, the reduced cost. Opting for more budget friendly, used machinery can be a great idea. Anything that can reduce costs is usually a priority.

-Used equipment is available immediately whereas brand new may not be.

-You may be able to locate something close to you which can reduce shipping costs

-A ‘used’ piece of machinery may have barely actually have been used. It could even mean it has never been taken out of its packaging.

-You can go and inspect it, perhaps in its actual current working environment, before you commit to buy.

-Having a pre owned machine should make it no less reliable than a brand new one. In fact, it proves its reliability, plus you often have the option to have it refurbished first before you take it away.


At Challenger, we have detailed information and history available for all our second hand equipment and are honest and upfront so you know exactly what you are getting. If you can’t find what you are looking for currently, come back soon as we will have more available in the near future!


Where and how are conveyor belts used?

Conveyor belts are used widely across a huge range of industries including retail, food, packing, distribution, mining, agriculture and many more.  They are simply used to transport something from one place to another.  They consist of two pulleys with a belt placed around in a continuous loop which then moves around them.  The first conveyor belts were produced in the 18th century and were made of leather, rubber or canvas, travelling around wooden pulleys.  Nowadays they are commonly made of steel or aluminium with a rubber belt. Below are a few of the everyday uses of conveyor belts:

Airports – Conveyor belts are used in airports at baggage collection, also known as the baggage carousel.  The belt runs out into the terminal in a loop for passengers to pick up their luggage.

Sushi Bars – Maybe some of the smallest conveyor belts you might see, they are used particularly in sushi restaurants, but also in some others.  Plates of sushi are continuously placed on the belt to wind their way around the restaurant where customers can pick up whatever they fancy.

Mining – Some of the biggest and most heavy duty conveyor belts are used in mining to transport the materials over, sometimes, very long distances.

Supermarket – This is probably the conveyor belt we will come into contact with most day to day.  Shopping is placed on the belt and then transported along to the checkout person so they can scan it.

Television and Stage – Occasionally in your favourite television show a conveyor belt will pop up, perhaps to show off some prizes or perhaps as part of a task, think The Generation Game.

Longest conveyor belt – The world’s longest conveyor is located in the Western Sahara and is used to transport ore, it is a huge 61 miles long!

Fastest conveyor belt – The fastest conveyor belt in the world is in Germany and transports goods at a speedy 15 m/s.


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