Critical Infrastructure Group purchases new, surplus, and used generators and ancillary power generation equipment such as transformers, automatic transfer switches, electrical switchgear and more. Get cash for your assets quickly and hassle free by selling all your used power generation equipment to us. Buying a brand-new generator represents a significant expense for most industrial companies these days. Critical Infrastructure Group can provide a dependable used natural gas or diesel generator that can serve as a more cost-effective alternative to new equipment.

If you’re ready to sell generator, we will provide you with a quote and determine whether your generator needs to be delivered or picked up from your site. We buy and sell generators, so if you need a new generator to replace the one you’ve just sold us, we can provide it. Browse our inventory of new and refurbished generators, or let one of our sales representatives know what you are looking for, and we’ll source the equipment you need.

Critical Infrastructure Group (CI Group) can handle all the aspects of your asset recovery. We will purchase and remove all of your used Critical infrastructure Equipment in one easy transaction. Because we refurbish and resell the equipment ourselves. CI Group can pay you the highest returns on your infrastructure equipment. To provide speedy and cost-effective service, we stock a diverse line of new and refurbished equipment from a variety of manufacturers. And because your peace of mind is priceless, every transaction is protected by a full one-year warranty and a ‘30 Day Risk-Free Guarantee’.

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Comparing All of Your Costs When Buying a New or Used Generators for Sale for Backup Power

 What is it that drives the need for a backup generators for any given critical facility? Is it the need to have something shiny in the back of a parking lot? [Not really] It is continuity of business and peace of mind that if there is a loss of utility power your systems will still be operating.

When I first jumped into this business 10 years ago, I asked myself the same question: Why would anyone buy a used diesel generator set? Now I know; it is either due to Time or Money.

There are those customers who struggle with getting the available budget to back up their facility OR maybe they like the idea that they can save 40% – 50% off the cost of a new generator and they can use that money elsewhere. That’s the Money reason. Then there are those who cannot wait 4–6 months for a new generator to be built. Simply, they have tight, fast paced project deadlines that manufacturers can’t deliver a new unit within. That’s the Time reason. 

So, can a USED diesel generator set still bring the same peace of mind for business continuity that a NEW generator can? Absolutely! Diesel Engines have been around since the late 1800’s. An invention by a man that bears the same name, Rudolph Diesel. There is a reason why we still use Diesel’s engine to this day, 120+ years later. Simply put, diesel engines are reliable. Sure, they have gone through design changes and have increased in fuel efficiency. And Yes, diesel generators have become smaller in size, easier to service, and better looking but all in all, they still have the main components: an engine, a large alternator end, a cooling & exhaust system, and a controller.  I know there is more to it but when looking at the difference between New and Used and what is right for your facility not much has changed over the last 20 years with the exception of emissions (a topic for a later date). 

Let’s take a look at the advantages of buying a New Generator Set. Advanced Technology and Controls – Every year controllers get more and more bells and whistles. They are more User friendly, they have more features, more alarming, more data, more accessibility via laptops, apps, etc… Peace of Mind – It is new, it just came from the factory, it has a warranty, and it likely has the manufacturers PM service plan for the first couple of years. Good Lookin’! – Let’s face it, if it is new it is going to look nice and new. 

Now let’s take a look at the advantages of buying a USED Generator Set. The main advantages are the cost of ownership and the availability. Typically, every unit that CI Group offers is in stock and ready to deploy so if you have a project deadline, give us a call. Depending on the age you can expect to spend anywhere from 30% to 60% less than the cost of a new unit. If budget is important to you then maybe buying Used generators is something worth looking into. Let’s put it in perspective to something you might be able to relate to; If you had the ability to buy a car that is 5, 10, or maybe even 20 years old but only had 10,000 miles – 20,000 miles on it you would probably say to the seller, “Hey, what’s the catch?!” Well, what if he said to you, “This was our family’s back-up vehicle. We hardly used it all these years and now we no longer need it.” It’s a silly comparison but it is absolutely true. Most of the diesel generators CI Group offers came from a standby facility where they were exercised once a month for 30 min to an hour and they have tons of life left! You might ask yourself, what about peace of mind, does it have a warranty? A full load bank test and a major PM is performed on each unit prior to it selling. CI Group stands behind every unit they offer with a 30-day guarantee to be in good working order. Lastly, a third party 1-Year major parts warranty can be added for an additional fee.

In Closing, if you need something quickly or are looking to save money in your cap ex budget, then buying used back up power equipment is certainly a great way accomplish this.  Call us today to discuss the backup power requirements for your application: 877-885-9208

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