Used & rebuilt loaders are loaders that have been previously owned and subsequently sold to companies like Evans to be rebuilt. They come to us in all stages of life, and with the proper attention and care, they can be sold side by side with new loaders without any obvious differences. Not all used loaders can be rebuilt, however, and often only those with reliable hour meters or maintenance logs are able to be sold as a rebuild core.
Over our years of rebuilding loaders, we have developed a method for rebuilding that gives our machines an edge over the others.
While all loader sellers may have their own specific rebuild process, we’re only going to cover ours. We feel that our process creates the best result, and that’s why we’ve stuck to it for more than 50 years.
The first thing we do is look at the records and maintenance history of the machine, and determine what our expectations should be. A loader with 10,000 hours is going to have far fewer areas of potential problems compared to an 80,000-hour workhorse that hasn’t seen an oil change for several years. We’ll use this to prepare our inspection checklists.
The next step is breaking down the loader into its most basic components. We’ll remove all of the parts, systems, and wiring until we’re down to a bare frame. This bare frame will then be inspected for cracks and other damage that will need to be addressed before the machine can be reassembled and sold again. All other parts will be extensively cleaned and inspected. Hardware like bolts and nuts will be sandblasted clean and inspected as well.
Just as the frame is inspected and the hardware sandblasted, there are many other things that happen during an inspection as well. The engine is inspected, and either rebuilt or swapped for a replacement engine. The transmission is also completely rebuilt and calibrated for the factory. The entire hydraulic system is also inspected, from the cylinders to the lines, fittings, and more. The entire electrical system is also inspected, and any wiring problems are fixed immediately.
Once all of the parts and components have been cleaned and inspected, any defective ones are replaced and the whole thing is replaced. Then all of the remaining parts and systems will be installed and reconnected and monitored for a short while.
To talk with the local leader in top-tier rebuilt loaders, reach out to Evans Equipment Group and discuss your project needs today.
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