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What Do I Need to Know About Buying High-Quality Mineral Processing Equipment?

As a business, buying mineral processing equipment may be one of the most significant decisions you can make. The topic can come up when you build a new plant or hope to update existing equipment systems to be more productive. Perhaps you have purchased processing equipment in the past, but you want a refresher on what you should be looking for in high-quality machinery.

Regardless of your specific needs, Kemper Equipment can help. We have over three decades of experience helping businesses like yours purchase high-quality equipment for their mineral processing operations.

How Do I Buy the Right Equipment For My Plant?

Like many big purchases in life, when buying mineral processing equipment, you want to be sure you are buying something high quality that will last a long time and perform to meet your plant’s production needs. So how can you know if the equipment you buy will live up to your expectations? Whether you need conveyor systems or rock crushers, finding high-quality machinery comes from understanding your production goals and tailoring equipment to your needs.

The Machinery’s Capabilities

One of the most important things to consider when buying mineral processing equipment is the machinery’s capabilities. By asking questions like, “What is the product I want to make?”,  “How much tonnage do I need to produce?” and, “What size will the final product be?” you learn more about the machines. When you are satisfied that the equipment you want can handle your production goals, you can confidently make this big purchase.


Every machine has different downtime requirements, meaning some need maintenance and part replacement more often than others. The amount needed will depend entirely on your industry, but this should consider your production goals. You can speak with our experts to discuss designing a system that will maximize your production and minimize downtime.


If you purchase new equipment, it will likely be more expensive than used. The type of equipment you choose will also be a determining factor in pricing. However, when you purchase your equipment through a reputable dealer like Kemper, you know that you are paying for quality thanks to factory warranties, incredible customer service, and continuous support while you own your equipment. We want to see you succeed just as much as you do!

The equipment experts at Kemper want to help you with mineral processing equipment purchases because we know that each plant requires a unique system for production. We have solutions for crushing, screening, conveying and washing.  We also offer full-service design, custom manufacturing, and installation services. Plus, we have educational resources and training for your team so you can get the most out of your new production equipment. We can help you with crushers, conveyor systems, screening equipment, and many other types of mineral processing machinery. Get in touch with us today!

Should I Buy or Lease My Mineral Processing Equipment?

We go into greater detail about this question in another blog post, but you will need to choose between renting and purchasing your mineral processing equipment. Your business may be interested in trying it out before purchasing, making leasing an attractive option. We lean toward encouraging our customers to purchase their equipment, but we understand that leasing can be a valuable and helpful option for a business.

When you rent, you do not own the equipment. However, you are still accountable for keeping it in good shape, even if you are not necessarily responsible for the costs associated with maintenance or problems that might occur with the equipment. Keep in mind that it would help to consider where you are leasing your equipment. When you are leasing from us, you will receive our top-quality services promptly. When you rent from a source that is not Kemper, you may not be able to control who works on it or how quickly you will get assistance for a breakdown or maintenance.

By buying mineral processing equipment, you take on full responsibility for that machinery. However, this responsibility can benefit your business as you will have more control over the maintenance of the equipment should the machinery need repairs or part replacements. Plus, you oversee choosing who fixes your equipment, which can mean the difference between more and less downtime. Owning your equipment also means that you can do whatever upgrades to your systems you want without reevaluating any leasing contracts. This freedom is a massive benefit for businesses that want to increase their production.

Why Choose Kemper for Your High-Quality Mineral Processing Equipment?

Do what’s suitable for your business and purchase or lease your material handling equipment from a company that wants to partner with you and is just as committed to your business’s success as you are. At Kemper Equipment, we have a history of working with mineral processors to achieve their production goals, educate their team, and maintain their equipment, so it lasts for years to come. Whether you need a short- or long-term equipment solution, we have you covered. Get in touch with our experts today, and we will help you through the process of buying mineral processing equipment.