Forestry Equipment Finance: Funding to grow and equip your business

The busier your forestry business, the more you demand from your vehicles and equipment - and your funding

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Hire Puchase

  • HP up to 60 months
  • Balloon payment options
  • No capital requirement
  • Undercut "0% finance" deals from suppliers

Leasing

  • Choice of leasing arrangements
  • Suitable for all types of forestry vehicles and equipment
  • No drain on capital
  • Up to 100% funding

Versatility

  • New and used equipment
  • ideal for growing businesses
  • Refinance existing assets
  • Low rates – lending secured on assets themselves

Talk to Rangewell – the business finance experts

The forestry industry is specialized, and few lenders can offer competitive funding to the sector. We know those who can, and work to find the most competitive rates for your catering business

The right equipment is vital to the success of your forestry business - and so is having the finance you need.

Your equipment is key to productivity and safety. But if your business is busy, you will wear out equipment and vehicles fast.

What’s more, existing heavy equipment may no longer be adequate for changing forestry practices. New developments, such as short rotation and reforestation, are joining the traditional tasks of felling and transport, requiring new attachments and, in some cases, completely new machines.

To stay safe and competitive, you need constant investment in equipment.

At Rangewell, we can help.

Asset Finance solutions for the forestry industry

A £100,000 plus cash purchase of equipment like a skidder or forwarder, for example, is impossible for most businesses.

At Rangewell, we can help you find the solutions. Asset Finance can help make the equipment you need more affordable, by spreading the costs over time. Your new machines pay for themselves from the extra productivity and revenue they generate.

With Asset Finance, the funds you need are secured on the asset itself. This means that if you were unable to make the repayments the lender would simply repossess the asset.

This reduces the risk to the lender, and to you, because it means none of your other personal or business assets are at risk.

It can also reduce the cost of the finance, as lower risk to the lender usually means lower interest rates to you.

Why you need finance to save money

Equipment vendors may offer finance arrangements to support their sales.

Their rates can look tempting, but at Rangewell we have found that arranging your own finance with a specialist lender can be more cost-effective, reducing costs even compared with dealers’ ‘interest-free’ offers. Call us to see how.

A wide choice of Asset Funding solutions

Asset funding covers both Hire Purchase and Lease Arrangements.

Hire Purchase lets you spread the cost of buying the equipment you will use for the long term. Arrangements generally last between 12 and 72 months and need you to pay a deposit plus fixed monthly instalments for the agreed term, after which the assets become yours.

Finance Leases let you spread the cost of equipment across its entire working life. Maintenance, repairs, running costs, administration, and registration will usually be your responsibility.

Operating Leases also exist and work like a rental agreement. You pay a monthly rental charge to use the asset, while its maintenance is the owner’s responsibility.  This type of finance can be best suited for equipment which will have a limited life.

Contract Hire is often used for business vehicles. Payments are calculated on the purchase value less the estimated value of the vehicle at the end of the agreement. This helps keep your monthly repayments down, and lets you switch to a new vehicle at the end of the agreement.

Making existing payments easier

If an existing asset finance arrangement is causing problems, or if you want to redirect cash elsewhere in your business, we may be able to help you refinance it. A lender will pay off what you owe under your original agreement and set up a new finance arrangement.

This can mean reduced repayments, spread out over a longer term, or provide you with a cash lump sum as well as a new finance agreement.

Why you need Rangewell for Asset Finance

At Rangewell, we work across the entire lending industry, while our finance experts have personal experience in the needs of different business sectors.

Their expertise works for you. Our team knows the lenders who understand forestry and who can offer the most competitive rates for all types of asset finance solutions.

We put this knowledge to work for you, finding the most competitive manufacturing equipment finance you need, from chainsaws to tractors

REAL EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE CAN DO

  • Find the most competitive funding to allow a new operator to set up

  • Help an established operator use asset funding to equip for a major new contract

  • Source a lease arrangement to build a road haulage arm for a forestry operation

  • Find the most competitive finance for a landowner with a neglected forest to manage

  • Help an established restaurant to arrange a single HP deal for a logger, skidder, forwarder and tractor

Call us to cut your costs

Coming to Rangewell means getting finance experts working to help you find you the most competitive funding for all your equipment needs.

That means cutting the cost of building and running your business.

Simply call us to discuss your needs.

What forestry business owners say....

We had a skidder go down just when we were ready to start a major contract. We were able to finance a new one in just under a week to get on with the job.

We were dealing with some difficult terrain and we needed an AWD forwarder. We took out hire purchase - I think we'll be using our new vehicle for years to come.

Old equipment is a physical danger to you and your team and a financial danger to your business. You're better off talking to Rangewell about how you can afford the new kit you want.

Helping you build your profits

Repayments scaled to fit your operating budget

Asset finance can be arranged to help your repayments fit your monthly budget. You may not even need a deposit with some types of finance.

Reduce capital needs by spreading repayment

Asset finance avoids the need for large capital expenditure, even for major equipment. Instead, spreads the cost of your vehicles and equipment over months or years.

Funding for your growing business

Asset finance can work at any scale, from a single chainsaw to a specialist heavy vehicle. You can have additional equipment as you need it to grow your business.

Reducing the risk to your business

Some type of funding can put your business assets, or even your home at risk. Asset funding lets you avoid this risk. If the repayments became a problem, the lender could simply repossess the equipment.

A single arrangement can cover all your equipment needs

Asset funding can cover virtually any type of equipment used in your forestry business, including vehicles as well as processing plant. A single arrangement can cover items from multiple suppliers.

Better than 0% finance

Some forestry equipment dealers may offer 0% finance deals on their vehicles and equipment. Call Rangewell to understand how we can help you pay less than these ‘interest-free’ deals.

Download Rangewell’s free and detailed guide to Financing Your Forestry Equipment

Financing Your Forestry Equipment
  • What is Asset Finance - and how it gives you a business advantage

  • What are the types of Asset Finance - which do you need?

  • Why not all providers are equal - finding the one that’s right for you

  • How we can help you pay less than 0%

  • The  downsides to Asset Finance - and how to avoid them

  • How to arrange Asset Finance - What paperwork do you need?

  • Key terms explained

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Equipment Finance may reduce other funding options

Lenders may view long-term equipment finance arrangements as debt and adjust their valuation of your business. This could reduce your ability to call on other types of business finance.

Your key equipment could be at risk if you cannot make repayments

If you are unable to keep up repayments on a hire purchase or lease agreement, the equipment your business depends on could be at risk.

Long-term commitment

It may not be practical to pull out of a lease arrangement once it has been set up. This could be a potential problem if your business changes and your equipment is no longer appropriate for the work you are doing.

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