If you are in a line of work where you rely on scrapers, having one go down can cost you incredibly expensive productive time, and buying one new can be one of the biggest expenses your company could face in the short term, which is why buying used & rebuilt scrapers is one of the best ways to save money and keep your business running.
Additionally, buying used & rebuilt scrapers can save your company tens of thousands of dollars over buying new, which means more overall profit. The problem is, not many people are familiar with used scrapers, and as a result, they fail to see the significant benefits of buying them rebuilt. We’re going to take a look at how Evans Equipment makes sure that our rebuilds can stand up against a new purchase any day.
Used & rebuilt scrapers have at least one previous owner and are sold at some point to a company that buys them for their core components and rebuilds them. This isn’t the same as giving a used car a tune-up before selling it to someone, and the rebuilding process that we use in our scrapers division is what we believe gives us the edge over our competitors in the industry. We only accept cores that have a record of the use hours or other maintenance logs, and we leave no stone unturned when we work on them to get them ready for sale.
The first thing we need to do is temper our expectations and set our inspection checklists based on the number of hours the scraper has. The items we look for during an inspection of a 10,000-hour unit are much different than what we’d expect to see on something that has closer to 100,000 hours on it. Once we have identified potential problem areas, we can begin the disassembly.
During the breakdown of the scraper, we will remove everything. We will reduce the machine down to piles of parts and a bare frame. This is one of the most important steps in the process, and it ensures that we are getting a look at the most basic components and the raw condition of the frame. Once it has been completely dismantled down to the frame, the frame is inspected for any cracks or damage, and is expertly repaired, if needed. All of the bolts and hardware are sandblasted clean before the inspection.
The next stage in our rebuild process is to examine and inspect every single component. Every part and screw will be inspected to be sure it is ready to be used again, in every system of the scraper. We’ll rebuild or replace the engine, rebuild the transmission, and inspect every part of the hydraulic system as well. On scrapers, in particular, there is often excessive wearing on the bowl, which can be repaired or replaced entirely. If there is any question about the usability of any component or piece of hardware it is automatically replaced.
Once everything has been determined to be in like-new shape, we put it all back together to the factory specs. The scraper you get will be nearly identical to the one that you’d get from the showroom.
The biggest benefit of going with used & rebuilt scrapers is that they can cost less than half of what a new one might cost.
If you need a scraper for your next project, reach out today and talk about what your needs are with one of our local experts.
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