Your Equipment Purchasing Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying a SANY Excavator at Newman Tractor

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Making the decision to purchase an excavator whether for personal or business use is a big choice. And if you’re like most new excavator customers, you likely have a myriad of questions about pricing, financing options, and the overall buying process. But, you might not be ready to talk to a salesperson just yet. That's why we have created this step-by-step guide to help you navigate the buying journey with confidence beforehand, so you know what to expect when you start on your journey.

In this blog, we will walk through the sales process of buying an excavator at Newman Tractor, so you know what to anticipate from search to service, and everything in between. Let's explore the process together and unlock the potential of your construction endeavors.

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What to Expect When Buying A New Excavator at Newman Tractor

So you’ve done the research online and determined which model is right for you. Now what? That’s where we come into play. Below, you’ll read step-by-step what to expect when you come to Newman Tractor to buy your first SANY machine.

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Step 1: Check out the machine in person.

When it comes to buying new equipment, the first step is – as we like to say – “getting your butt in the seat.” While pictures and videos of machinery can give you a good idea of what a machine is like, there’s nothing quite like seeing the machinery in person. When you have the chance to not only see the machine in person but also operate it, learn its features, and get a true sense of what it feels like, it makes your decision much easier. 

When considering a new excavator, we invite you to our branch, walk the yard with you, and help you get a feel for what we have available. We understand the importance of getting firsthand experience with the equipment you're considering, so visiting our shop and exploring the range of SANY excavators will help you get an in-person feel for sizing and machine configuration. Plus, you’ll have our knowledgeable staff at your disposal to answer any questions you may have, helping you make an informed decision. Our team will be available to guide you through the features and functionality of the machine and help answer any technical, mechanical, or operational questions you have in the moment.

If paying in cash, disregard steps 2 & 3.

Step 2: Submit a
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After you've found the right excavator that you believe will fit your needs, it's time to take the next step. If you’re interested in financing your new excavator, we can support businesses, farms, and startups. For any personal financing, we suggest running through your personal bank.

We will provide you with a credit application to submit, which we will process promptly. Typically, you can expect to receive approval within 1-2 business days. We understand the importance of efficiency and aim to make the process as swift as possible for you and your company.

Step 3: Send in your financing documentation.

Once your credit application is approved, we will guide you through the necessary documentation for financing. Our finance documents outline the terms, interest rates, and other essential details of your purchase. These documents can be easily completed online using electronic signatures, but our finance manager, Matt Salyers, is always available to support you if you come across any questions in the process. You can access his contact information on our Meet The Team page.

Step 4: Submit your downpayment.

While a downpayment is not always required depending on credit and years in business, if you choose to submit a downpayment, this is where you would do so in the process. You will have the chance to discuss options for downpayments with our finance manager during earlier steps in the process. To submit your downpayment, you will be able to conveniently wire the money or submit it via check. Regardless of downpayment preference, our team will provide you with all the necessary details to ensure a seamless and secure transaction.

If paying in cash, you can visit any of our branches and our finance team will assist you in your purchase.

Step 5: Newman Tractor will prepare your machine.

Upon receiving your downpayment, we will prepare your new SANY excavator for you. This includes equipping it with any attachments or accessories you may have requested, ensuring that the machine is ready to meet your specific project needs. Our certified team of technicians will inspect your machine through a comprehensive PDI while prepping it for sale, as well as work with you to be sure the machine meets your expectations. If you have any questions for our service team prior to purchase, you can get in contact with the service team closest to you here.

Step 6: Ready for pickup within a couple of days of funding.

After the preparation process is complete, your SANY excavator will be ready for collection within a couple of days of funding. Your sales rep will ensure you have a smooth purchasing process from start to finish, including making sure your new excavator rolls off the lot smoothly with you.

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At Newman Tractor, we are committed to providing an exceptional customer journey for purchasing, renting, and servicing heavy machinery. From the initial exploration of the machine to the final delivery or collection, we strive to make the experience as seamless as possible.

By following these step-by-step guidelines, you can embark on a journey towards owning a high-quality excavator that meets your specific requirements.

Contact us today to get started on your path to enhanced construction capabilities with a SANY excavator from Newman Tractor.

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Additional Benefits You Can Expect When Buying From Newman Tractor

Demo and Tow & Show:

In addition to helping you identify the best model for your specific application, we offer a unique opportunity for customers to experience the SANY excavator through our Demo and Tow & Show program. For short-term demos, you can try our excavators on your jobsite through the simple process below:

  • Fill out an application and get approved.
  • Sign a rental contract at no charge.
  • Pick up the excavator from our location and use it for a short-term demo on your job site.
  • If necessary, we may even be able to arrange delivery to your location, ensuring maximum convenience.

If you are interested in scheduling a demo or learning more about what model might best support your business, please feel free to leave your contact information and any questions you have. A team member will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Date: 07.13.2023
Topics: SANY, Construction Management