When considering buying equipment for your company you might want to consider taking out a loan instead of spending the company’s capital. When you consider the pros and cons of taking out a loan the pros far outweigh the cons.
The collateral for an equipment loan is the equipment itself. Depending on the type of equipment you are purchasing is what creates the terms of the loan. Heavy equipment such as a bulldozer has a longer repayment period than office equipment such as computers. The reason for this is that computers become obsolete a lot faster than other equipment.
You may also want to check with your state. Some states will help with equipment loans hoping that the purchasing of equipment will help to create jobs. In a state where the government helps with the financing the lenders are less strict and the loans are easier to obtain.