Although wood is used for a wide variety of products (crates, boxes, paneling, cladding, furniture, guitars, drum shells, frames, sports equipment, ladders, firewood, windows, doors, cabinets, shelving, and entire homes), and it seems as though construction is going on constantly, the logging industry can be surprisingly slow at times. And, when the demand for wood becomes too slow, many logging business owners find themselves having to sell equipment or are unable (financially or logically) to renew their logging equipment leases.
But, like any industry, the demand for logging goes up and down. There is seasonality to need, and when need becomes high, logging business owners can find themselves scrambling to find logging equipment again.
Having proper logging equipment such as delimbers, harvesters, loaders, logging trucks, processors, excavators, feller bunchers, forwarders, skidders, yarders, etc. is extremely important to a logging business if it is to meet demand regardless of market fluctuations.
The problem some logging company owners who need equipment when demand is high is that when the industry picks up again, they may run into problems when trying to secure leasing. Reasons could involve lack of longevity in business or not having the data and information that most leasing or lending companies or big banks require.
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However, it’s possible to get lease financing for logging equipment if you know where to look.
Companies, like Global Financial & Leasing Services (GFLS), help owners of small- to medium-sized logging businesses acquire leasing for logging equipment in order to meet their customers’ needs when the demand for wood is high. Whether you need just one piece of machinery or a whole new fleet, lease financing for logging equipment is often the wisest choice because you can use the leased equipment to make a profit, which can amount to far more than the lease payment itself. If you purchase the equipment outright, your cash will be tied up in it.
With lease financing for logging equipment, business owners have the machinery to do the jobs without committing to a big purchase, and can change the equipment out for newer models when necessary, which will help them surpass their competitors who may be operating with older, less productive equipment that can become more expensive to operate in terms of maintenance.
Whether you’re looking to lease just one piece of logging equipment, you want to replace outdated or broken machinery, you want to expand your operations, or you want to get your hands on a new piece of equipment to have an advantage over your competitors, lease financing for logging equipment is a great way to obtain essential equipment while maintaining cash reserves.
At Global Financial & Leasing Services, we have expertise in the field of logging and forestry equipment financing, and we would love to help you start or expand your business. With us, you don’t need to provide a large down payment, and we are known in the industry for working with business owners who have a less-than-perfect credit.
If you’re interested in lease financing for logging equipment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.