WTD Equipment FAQ’s
Who is WTD Equipment?
WTD Equipment is a division of Work Truck Direct. We are a group of trained and experienced tree care and arbor equipment specialist who have worked for the largest manufacturers, dealers, and distributors in the industry. We want to bring a level of service and care that the Pacific Northwest arborist deserves.
Our goal is to be your 1-stop shop for all your tree care and arborist needs and service. Whether it is replacing worn out climbing gear, adding a new Bandit Chipper for your crews, or even upgrading to a brand new Chip Dump Truck from our Work Truck Direct dealership division, our team is ready to get you “Geared for Success”.
Our team is:
Dave Geiger – General Manager
Kevin Davis – Parts Manager
Michael Lampkins – Service Manager
Where is WTD Equipment Located?
We have offices in Monroe, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
Does WTD Equipment only service Bandit Machines?
WTD Equipment services all types of professional arbor and tree care machines and equipment. Whether it is a Bandit, Morbark, Toro Dingo, Vermeer, or other, our team of highly trained and experienced technicians will service your machine thoroughly and quickly. We understand that downtime is detrimental to your business and we will do what it takes to get your crews back on the job!
Brands we service:
- Toro Dingo
- And many more!
What is the right chipper for me?
WTD Equipment is the premier Banding Machinery dealership for Western Oregon and Western Washington. We can custom order the entire Bandit Inventory and have many of the most popular hand fed chippers in inventory at our Portland, OR and Monroe, WA locations.
Many arborists often wonder what is the best chipper for their crews needs. That question honestly comes down to the type of trees they are likely to encounter. Factors you should think about when picking your next brush or whole tree chipper:
- Inch Capacity – What is the largest diameter tree you plan to run through your chipper? Make sure you have enough capacity to handle whatever your customers throw at you.
- Horsepower and Torque - More is sometimes better. Higher horsepower and torque motors may not be as fuel efficient but can help your chipper get up to speed and working better faster.
- Weight – What is the towing capability of your rig? Make sure the weight of the chipper is within the towing range of your truck.
- Terrain – Tracks or Tires, that is the question! Most Bandit chippers can be outfitted with either tires, to be towable, or self-powered tracks for those hard to reach rougher terrain areas. Most residential jobs can be handled with towable machines. However some crews may work in heavily forested and non-paved job sites, here you’ll find that self-powered tracks may be what you’re looking for.
There are a lot of options and our team of experienced and trained chipper experts are here to help you find the right equipment for your needs. WTD Equipment is here to get you “Geared for Success”, give us a call if you’re ever in need of a few answers to your chipper questions!
What tree care and arborist brands do you carry regularly?
WTD Equipment currently carries a wide selection of arborist supplies and climbing gear. From ladders to rope to helmets, if you need gear for your crews, we carry it. Here are some of the brands and gear we carry at competitive prices:
- Arborwear outwear and clothing
- Buckingham saddles, spikes, spurs, and gaffs
- DMM carabiners and saddles
- Hasegawa ladders
- Petzl helmets, carabiners, and saddles
- Samson Ropes
- Silky Saws climbing saws and pruning saws
- Yale Cordage ropes and flip lines
- …and much more!
What equipment do you sell?
WTD Equipment is the authorized dealer to the Pacific Northwest for both Bandit Machinery and All Access Lifts.
We stock a large assortment of Bandit Machinery chippers and stump grinders for sale to Western Oregon and Western Washington. Our team can help you find the right machine for your crew with our current inventory, and can custom order a Bandit machine if you have a specific machine and options in mind.
We are also the sole West Coast distributor for the lineup of All Access Equipment, specializing in highly customized man lifts that can access areas that normal bucket trucks cannot. These spider lifts have been customized and specialized for the tree care industry and are perfect for both commercial and residential use with lifts that reach up to 83’+ and can fit through a standard back yard gate!
Do you sell used equipment?
Yes! We sell consigned and used equipment. Our team of techs goes through an exhaustive multi-point inspection before selling any consigned or used equipment. We make sure every piece of machinery that leaves our lot is thoroughly inspected and ready to work for your crews.
How Do I Order a Truck or Truck Related Equipment?
Reach out to a dedicated account manager by calling 888-998-6909 or chat with a live representative in the chat box below. Know exactly what you want? Complete a secure, no-cost, credit application and start the process today.
Why aren’t prices listed?
Vehicles and equipment are sold by a variety of dealers including Work Truck Direct, LLC. Because inventory and prices vary from vendor to vendor, we don’t post prices. We work hard to keep on top of the inventory and bring you the lowest prices on the specialized vehicles your business needs.
If you’re wondering about a price on a vehicle, reach out to an account manager by calling 888-998-6909 or chat with a live representative in the chat box below.
Allegiant Partners Financing FAQ’s
When does the lease start?
When the equipment has been delivered and is operational. We will conduct a “verbal authorization” where you will instruct us to pay the vendor and commence the lease.
Do you finance all types of equipment in every state?
We are able to offer equipment financing in all 50 states for nearly any type of equipment. Although we do have several industry specific focuses we can also act as a general equipment finance company.
What are the tax advantages of leasing?
In some instances the monthly lease payment is treated as an operating expense and creates a “line item deduction” against revenue. In other instances the equipment is depreciated and written off over the useful life of the asset.
Because every business is unique, we encourage you to seek out a qualified accountant to assist with the specific situation regarding your business or organization.
Are there any fees or charges that I should know about before signing?
We believe in doing business in a forthcoming manner with no surprises. All fees and charges (usually only a small administrative / documentation fee) are disclosed in an easy to read invoice included in your document package.
What is the best rate our business can get for a $250,000 lease?
Dependent upon market conditions, as low as 5% with excellent credit.
How do your rates compare to your competitors?
Although we would love to have the lowest prices in every instance, we know it is impossible to achieve. We carefully set our lease rates at a competitive range depending on the size of the transaction, equipment type, credit quality and other factors.
Our lease rates are often on the lower end of the spectrum due to the outstanding performance of our portfolio (minimum losses). Complete our credit application to see how you qualify.
Are there any down payments required at the beginning of a lease?
The first and last payment is usually required, plus any documentation fees.
Who’s name is on the title of the equipment?
In the case of an EFA, the customer’s name will be on the title from the beginning and the lender will be on the title as a lien holder. Once the final payment is made, the lien will be lifted.
How is a lease structured?
A lease is flexible and can be tailored to your business needs. 95% of our customers opt for an Equipment Finance Agreement or EFA which results in the borrower owning the equipment at the end of the term.
The EFA terms typically range from three to seven years. The payment schedule can be fixed or timed to fit your needs. The most common is equal monthly payments. At the end of the term, the customer retains ownership of the vehicle.
What factors are used to determine credit worthiness of the business?
The length of time in business, references from bank and trades, Dunn & Bradstreet and credit bureau ratings.
How long does the process take?
With most transactions that are under $150,000 the pre-qualification process will only take a few hours. In most cases the complete funding process may only takes a few days. The longest lead time is typically associated with the equipment availability.
What do I need to get started on a vehicle or equipment purchase?
A signed and completed one page credit application. We can typically issue approvals for up to $150,000 based upon the application alone.