BUYING used machinery can be a risky process. It can often feel like a lottery, with many unknowns.

If the used machinery comes with faults or worse, the outcome can be devastating to new or even well-established businesses. Forestry and firewood machinery supplier Jas P Wilson is launching a new commitment to remove those risks and give buyers true peace of mind.

Jas P Wilson has taken part-exchanged used machinery from customers for decades. It not only supplies new machines, but has workshops dedicated to the quality refurbishment of used machinery taken in part exchange. With this experience, and the experience of retailing and supporting this used kit, the team has developed Jas P Wilson Protected.

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Launched on 1 March, 2021, Jas P Wilson Protected is a comprehensive commitment to customers pledging to retail and support high-quality machines which deliver reliability and performance. Anyone who has had the experience of buying from Wilson first hand, or of the lengths the firm goes to on after-sales support, will see little change, as it is what Wilson has always done. However, businesses which are just starting out or diversifying into the machinery Wilson offers will see the most benefit, as it should give buyers peace of mind that this is a well-established route into quality used kit.

Some of the key commitments at the core of the project include:

  • Generous warranty periods following detailed professional inspection and service
  • After-sales support from a fleet of well-stocked service vans, operated by Jas P Wilson-employed regional service technicians who have specialist product training
  • Further back-up through a substantial spare parts stock-holding ready for next-day delivery
  • A choice of brands and specifications to choose between at competitive prices
  • Options to demonstrate machines and identify what’s right for you
  • Part-ex options with a seamless uplift and delivery process
  • Finance options, subject to status.

On this new commitment Billy Wilson, Jas P Wilson’s managing director, said: “We’re keen to let everyone see what efforts we undertake to ensure we are providing quality used machines.

“It’s a huge part of our business, and we need these machines to perform as much as our customers need them to perform. The part-ex machines spend as long as they need in our workshops before entering our yard for a full test in real-world conditions.”

As much of the commitment is from the service side, Jim Wilson, company director and manager of the after-sales department, commented: “I’ve spent my working life in our refurbishment workshops, and in that time our service and engineering team has expanded three-fold to ensure that, as our business has grown, the same robust commitment to every used machine which passes through our workshops has been maintained.

“This is the easiest place to get machines right, and we focus on achieving that, as once they leave the yard our commitment is far from over. We have a team of Jas P Wilson staff spread across the country in well-stocked vans to ensure these machines are well maintained, and customers are happy. This level of service is a huge priority for us, as we know that great machines are nothing without great support – and we will deliver on both.”

For full details on Jas P Wilson Protected, or for details on current used stock, call 01556 612233, email or visit

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