If you or your company use heavy equipment, you know just how expensive heavy equipment parts can be, and how difficult they can be to find on the open market. Evans Equipment Group often finds themselves with additional heavy equipment parts that they just can’t or won’t use for one reason or another, and for many people, these parts can be the needle in a haystack that they are looking for to complete a repair or act as a stopgap measure. Let’s dig into just what kinds of parts you might be able to get from Evans, and why they have parts laying around that they aren’t going to be using.
While we do have many heavy equipment parts, our heavy equipment parts division simply isn’t the focus of our business. What we primarily focus on are the rebuilds of Caterpillar equipment that we specialize in, though this specialization does come with the side-effect of a significant build-up of parts left over once the repairs are done.
We don’t make it a point to rebuild machines that we know will give us a lot of spare parts when we’re done. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t still happen. In some cases, we may even get large or odd parts that we wouldn’t otherwise come across. In most cases, the parts we end up with aren’t just parts that aren’t going to be used after the rebuild, they are parts that might still be largely usable, but since we don’t make it a point to investigate the usability guidelines for many parts because we don’t personally reuse them, they don’t get installed.
As we mentioned, since we don’t check usability guidelines for removed or worn parts to see if they can “technically” still be used, these parts often still have quite a bit of life left in them.
For instance, one of the things that are often removed and sent to the parts trailer are brake discs. While we won’t install them on a rebuild because they aren’t new parts, they may not have suffered enough degradation to be classified as beyond use.
Another item that we sometimes have, however uncommon, are buckets for excavators. They certainly aren’t new, but buckets can be incredibly expensive, so used and rebuilt buckets are a popular way to fill that need without draining the expense accounts at the same time.
There are countless parts that, while they aren’t new and won’t go into a rebuild, are by no means at the end of their life. These parts will often sit around our parts trailer until we take them to be scrapped. However, people that need parts like these that don’t necessarily have a lifespan or usability guideline, can contact us to get a price on something we might have that they need. The best part is that since we aren’t in business as a parts seller, we’re not going to mark the price up to make tons of money.
If you have or maintain heavy equipment personally or for your company, there are times when you don’t necessarily need a new part, but the one you have is beyond repair. In situations like this, reach out to Evans and ask to speak to our heavy equipment parts division, and let us know your heavy equipment parts needs.
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