Used & rebuilt dozers are dozers that have been previously owned and used on various projects. All dozers that are still functional have the potential to be sold again as used, but only a small portion of used dozers can become rebuilt dozers. Rebuilt dozers have been disassembled and reassembled, with all of the components being checked for safety and functionality.
There are various methods and standards used for rebuilding dozers, and Evans Equipment has a process that we developed when we first started, that has given us the edge over companies with a similar process that simply isn’t as thorough.
We start our dozer rebuilds by performing a complete tear-down of the entire machine. We remove every component and every nut and bolt, as we strip the machine down to just the bare frame. Once the frame is empty and bare, we perform extensive examination and testing of the frame to ensure there are no cracks or other damaged portions that can become an issue in the future. Any damage is repaired in our on-site welding shop.
Once all of the hardware has been removed from the unit, each piece is sandblasted to a fresh, clean finish, and then examined. Every nut and bolt that holds the dozer together is examined for damage and integrity. Sandblasting not only gives our technicians the chance to examine everything while it’s free of dirt and grime, but it allows us to give everything a new finish to prevent corrosion.
All primary systems and components will be thoroughly and exhaustively checked and inspected before being installed in the dozer once more. We take a “no stone unturned” approach to our inspections, and if anything is found that may cause any degree of concern, we are more likely to simply replace that component rather than worry about the actual measurements and if they indicate there is still acceptable life in them.
Not only are any major components or parts replaced, but anything that is out of the original specifications. If a bolt hole is slightly out of round, we’ll make sure that hole is reinforced and redrilled so that bolt has a solid place to anchor.
Once all of the components have been cleaned, inspected, and approved, they are prepared for complete reassembly. This is done to factory specifications and is one of the most crucial steps to ensuring every rebuilt dozer we sell comes ready to work all three shifts.
If you may be in the market for a dozer, buying a rebuild from Evans is one of the smartest equipment acquisition choices you can make. Reach out today to discuss your equipment needs with one of our experts.
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