Maintenance manual is a must while ordering parts. It saves one from buying wrong items. It reduces procurement period. Thanks to Whatsaap and others one can now send pictures of samples but parts locations on shelves are based on part numbers. So without parts manual, getting replacement parts will take longer so the down time of the machine and the project as a whole will be longer. Take it or leave it, negative impact of DOWN TIME is as big if not bigger than corruption.
While buying a machine one must have decided which machine to acquire and this is based on the type of work the machine will do. The next decision is about the capacity and this is based on size/volume of work to be done in relation to what is available in the market. Then one confronts the issue of which one to buy and this is where we are looking at. To arrive at good decision one should put the following into consideration.