Harmony – In It For The Long Haul
Harmony Enterprises’ balers and compactors are recognized for their affordability, durability, and longevity. We have had many customers send us photos and stories of their Harmony equipment lasting for decades. Some of these pieces of waste handling and recycling equipment have been in service for over 30-40 years!
Even with the industry’s long-lasting equipment, there will inevitably be a time when your baler or compactor needs to be repaired or possibly replaced. But, how do you know which decision is the best option for your business? Should you repair or replace your baler or compactor?
Most people assume that replacing their equipment is too expensive and choose to have qualified technicians repair their existing machines. While the up-front replacement costs can seem large, here are some things to consider when deciding if you should replace your baler or compactor.
Why Replace Your Baler Or Compactor?
Although repairing your equipment may seem like the most cost-effective option, some repairs can be quite expensive, both in terms of parts and labor. It is important to think of the costs of repairing your equipment with a long-term mindset.
How long will the repairs you are having done last? Will they need to be repeated again in the next few years? Are there other potential repairs that may arise due to the age and use of the machine? If future repairs are needed, what will the impact of each downtime be, to diagnose the problem, order and ship parts, and have the service work done? How would that downtime negatively effect your operations or work space?
Replacing your equipment has cost advantages that need to be considered. In addition to eliminating unplanned downtime, new equipment will have warranty options on parts, labor, and structure. There are also significant tax incentives available for capital expenditures on equipment.
Renting your new baler or compactor from Harmony Equipment Rental is another budget-friendly way to lower your upfront costs, while having your freight, installation, and preventive maintenance included in your monthly payments.
Another cost to consider is the salvage value of your machines. Is there a potential to resell your used machine and with the potential to reclaim some of its value toward a newer one? Or, would waiting to purchase a new machine eliminate that opportunity?
Will repairing my existing equipment provide me with the efficiency I need for my operations?
Technology is advancing every day and new balers and compactors have features and options that allow them to operate at an efficiency never seen before in the industry.
Interactive HMI’s and Allen Bradley PLC’s from trusted sources like Rockwell Automation allow users to operate their machines at a faster rate. Options like Harmony’s Insite Technology offer load cell and monitoring technology that provide you with valuable data to increase your bottom line.
Newer balers and compactors can arguably use less power while handling larger volumes at faster rates, providing you with an even greater return on your investment.
One of the most important considerations for deciding to replace your baler or compactor is safety. Every business owner wants and needs to provide a safe work environment for their employees.
When older equipment breaks down, there is a risk of injury to workers. Even the best followed preventive maintenance plans cannot guarantee equipment malfunction on an older machine.
Having equipment like Harmony’s full product line that meets or exceeds OSHA and ANSI standards, is critical to achieve this safety goal.
Let Harmony Help!
Although there are many reasons why you should decide to replace your baler or compactor, rather than repair it, Harmony is here to help you with making that decision. Our courteous and knowledgeable sales and customer service staff will help you determine which route provides the most cost-effective, efficient, and safe option for you at this time. You can be assured that we have your best interest in mind and want to see you succeed in your waste handling and recycling efforts.
If you are interested in learning more about options to replace your existing baler or compactor, call us at (507) 886-6666 or Contact Us today! If you have repair needs for service or parts, please call our Customer Service Department at (888) 284-6691 or email us at [email protected].