Recent bankruptcies have sent ripples through the indoor agriculture landscape, impacting both new entrants and seasoned growers. The silver lining in these situations, however, lies in the flourishing pre-owned equipment market. With more equipment available due to these events, the market has learned a valuable lesson – keeping build costs low is pivotal to sustainable economics. In addition, pre-owned indoor agriculture equipment offers high performance and easy ready-to-buy access for growers.
Equipped the largest online marketplace for buying and selling pre-owned indoor ag equipment, upgraded their platform with a fresh design, updated capabilities, and seamless management for growers wanting to buy and sell pre-owned equipment. With the growing access to pre-owned equipment through Equipped coupled with their financing options, new entrants and current growers can better budget and increase sustainability, helping drive industry success forward.
“Over the past couple of years, our most popular categories at Equipped have been robotics & automation equipment and lighting,” the Equipped team explains.
Robotics and Automation Equipment
Robotics and automation have become essential components for optimizing efficiency and productivity. Embracing pre-owned robotics and automation equipment can be advantageous for this pricier equipment type. By integrating automated planting, harvesting, nutrient delivery, and monitoring systems, growers can substantially reduce their dependency on manual labor.
LED Grow Lights
Precision lighting is paramount, and even though shopping lighting new is quite accessible, opting for pre-owned lighting can be an easy, cost-effective choice while maintaining quality and the ability to shop in bulk or for a few. Advancements in technology have led to improved energy efficiency, customizable spectrums for optimal plant growth, better heat management, longer lifespans, and automation capabilities in pre-owned LED grow lights.