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Should you buy a new or used shredding truck? The answer to that question is usually determined by personal preference and/or capital constraints. The bottom line is that there is no right or wrong answer, as each approach has its pros and cons.

The advantage of buying new equipment is that you are purchasing the latest technology which often equates to higher efficiency and higher productivity. New equipment warranties offer peace-of-mind in knowing that you will not face unexpected repair costs during the warranty period. From an environmental standpoint, new trucks burn much cleaner than the older diesel engine.

The primary advantage of used trucks is the cost. The original owner has taken the bulk of the depreciation. In many cases you are buying a time proven workhorse. When buying used equipment pay particularly close attention to the chassis condition. Aging chassis accrue the highest repair cost of the truck.

On-site document shredding operators periodically upgrade their equipment to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for secure mobile shredding. Used shredding trucks provide excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs to start on-site shredding companies at reduced costs, or for existing companies to grow their fleet at a smaller investment.

NEW EQUIPMENT: Shred-Tech Mobile Document Shredding Systems

The name Shred-Tech® has long been synonymous with confidential document destruction. After years of manufacturing plant-based document shredding systems, Shred-Tech® designed and manufactured the original mobile document shredding system in response to the anticipated necessity for secure on-site information destruction.

Shred-Tech® has been a pioneer and innovator in the document destruction industry by manufacturing revolutionary equipment for both off-site (plant-based, including mobile collection systems) and on-site (mobile shredding systems) businesses. In ongoing support of the industry, Shred-Tech® is a founding and loyal member of NAID (National Association of Information Destruction), as well as other industry-related organizations.

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Shredding companies want to stay on the leading edge of shredding technology, and in order to do that, sell their equipment in order to purchase new equipment.

Chocked full of comprehensive start-up information and up-to-date listings, first time buyers as well as existing companies looking to grow their fleet rely on as their one-source reference site for used shredding equipment. has earned the #1 position in Internet searches and has enjoyed over 88,000 visitors worldwide.