USED EQUIPMENT FROM THIRD PARTIES!!!
While there are reputable dealers selling used Bunch equipment, the many horror stories we have heard prompt us to remind you of the following:
We have sold thousands of folders over the years and each has been customized in some way or another to run with specific presses or to run specific applications. Units have been built for 1/8th CP, 1/6th CP, 32 DP and metric press as well as unique and specialized presses, collators, printers and other host equipment. Units have been built for use offline with pinfeeds, and for specialized applications such as "stop and go" and full bore. Some units can only run a single width while other units can only run multiple streams. Some are fixed width. Many older units with wear will not adequately run many of today's products. Some products can only be run on new customized equipment. Some older customized equipment was only manufactured to run specific products and will not run normal products. Many units can no longer be supported, including gearless units sold in domestic used equipment market without factory re-certification.
Many dealers do not know what they are selling.
Many units have had their safety guards modified, replaced, or actually removed. No Bunch Equipment should ever be operated without its SAFETY GUARDS in place. Many used units no longer have the guards!! This puts you and your employees at risk. A great many units have been substantially modified after leaving our manufacturing facility.
In our opinion, be cautious with any used unit. If the unit is more than 7 years old be exceptionally cautious. If the unit is more that 15 years old, don't buy it unless it has been factory re-certified.
In other words, you put yourself and your company at risk when you buy old equipment. What seems like a good deal in the beginning, many not be in the end.
B. Bunch Company, Inc. sells "Factory Certified" re-conditioned equipment at reasonable prices. We also sell used Bunch equipment which has been inspected by our technicians. We can also quote re-conditioning packages.
Please contact us before you buy.