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Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Asset Management PAGE Snow and Ice Removal: Three Types of Snow Plows Snow and Ice Management: Consider Versatility When Buying Equipment Snow and Ice Removal: Equipment Financing Options Snow and Ice Management: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing PRODUCT FOCUS: Snow and Ice Management

Snow and Ice Removal: Equipment Financing Options

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Another important step in the process of researching equipment and identifying the most versatile unit is estimating how often crews will use the machine each season or year. This figure relates directly to the budget and planning processes.

Managers should review the different financing options that can help them make the financial case for purchasing the equipment. Manufacturers offer various financing options for equipment, parts and service, including leasing, renting, installment-sales contracts, balloon payments, and tax lease options.

Managers also must be cautious when signing any contracts. Make sure to read all the fine print and completely understand financing terms. Do not be afraid to ask for third-party input.

posted on 9/1/2009