February 15, 2024
Big value, small footprint

Big value, small footprint


Whether you’re on a tighter budget this year or looking to minimize your carbon footprint, exploring ways to trade, sell or purchase used equipment can be well worth your while. Here are a few tried and tested places to consider.



Most dealers will take trade-ins of equipment in good condition and sell gently used equipment. Be sure to check in with your dealer on options available to you.


Ritchie Brothers is a well-established and trusted auction house where you might be able to fetch a good price on your old equipment — or find great deals on equipment new to you.

Online marketplaces

While it’s important to keep an eye out for scams and shady dealers (if the price is too good to be true, for example, you could be inadvertently purchasing stolen goods) there are great deals to be had on online marketplaces like Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace.

Equipment rental companies

Companies like Cooper Equipment Rentals offer safe and reliable used products through their website. Even if you do plan to buy, it never hurts to give big ticket items a test run before purchasing.

Trade aggregators

Before online marketplaces, there were publications like AutoTrader, Equipment Trader and Truck Trader. All these outfits now publish online and can be a treasure trove for those looking to buy or sell.