Surveying equipment: new, leased or used?

By Chris Doohan on 20th October 2023 (updated: 1st May 2024) in News

Making informed decisions about surveying equipment

Surveying equipment is the backbone of industries such as construction, land development and infrastructure projects. As such, choosing what’s right for you is crucial when it comes to ensuring accuracy and efficiency, not to mention the financial implications.

One of the first decisions you’ll face is whether to buy brand new, to lease or to purchase used surveying equipment. Each option comes with its own set of benefits.

In this article we’ll explore the advantages of each option, all of which are available to SEP Geospatial customers.

Buying brand new surveying equipment

This option does come at a cost, quite literally, but investing in brand new surveying equipment is a decision that offers several compelling advantages.

Reliability and performance: New equipment is far less likely to incur any issues and so will provide consistent and reliable performance. Equipped with the latest technological developments, brand new equipment ensures you can meet the demand of even the most challenging projects.

Warranty and support: Any surveying equipment purchased through SEP Geospatial comes with robust manufacturer warranties, as well as access to unparalleled technical support.

Accuracy: Owning the latest surveying equipment ensures higher precision and accuracy, as well as speed, often reducing field time and accelerating project completion.

Longevity: Maintained properly, new equipment can have a longer operational life, providing a solid return on your investment over time.

Leasing surveying equipment

Leasing surveying equipment has a number of advantages, making it a viable choice. At SEP Geospatial, we offer both short and long-term rental options across, giving you access to some of the best equipment in the industry, such as total stations, laser scanners and GNSS receivers, as well as access to some of best-known brands, including Trimble, Spectra, FARO, Nikon and Leica.

Cost-effective: Leasing your surveying equipment allows you access to the latest, state-of-the-art technology without a significant upfront investment.

Up-to-date technology: Leasing enables you to stay current with the latest technology, taking away the headache of having to buy new equipment on a regular basis, allowing you to stay competitive.

Maintenance included: At SEP Geospatial, our leasing agreements include maintenance and repairs, enabling you to reduce your overall operating costs.

Flexibility: Leasing your surveying equipment means you can be flexible when it comes to equipment upgrades and scalability. By leasing the equipment, you can adjust your equipment to match the evolving needs of your projects.

Buying used surveying equipment

We offer a n extensive range of reconditioned surveying equipment from some of the most reputable brands on the market. What’s more, every single item has been serviced and quality-assured by a member of our expert technical team. Our aim is to provide true value for money for all our customers. Here are just a few advantages of buying used.

Cost savings: Used equipment is typically more budget-friendly, making it a very cost-effective option.

Proven reliability: Well-maintained and thoroughly serviced used equipment from SEP Geospatial still offers reliable performance.

Quick acquisition: With an extensive range of used equipment, we can often provide your solution faster than acquiring something brand new, allowing you to start your projects sooner.

Whether you buy brand new, used or decide to lease your surveying equipment depends on your specific needs, budget and project requirements. As we’ve seen, each option has its own set of advantages and ultimately the choice you make should align with your long-term objectives as well as your financial considerations.

If you would like more information about our range of solutions when it comes to buying or leasing surveying equipment, please get in touch and one of our team will be more than happy to help.