Construction equipment is undoubtedly expensive. Crawler dozers, excavators, wheel loaders, and aerial platforms are some of the most expensive and important pieces of equipment, reaching a 9% market share in 2011.
Replacing heavy equipment components can be tough on the wallet, especially when it comes to brand new equipment. However, like cars, it's possible to replace broken or defective materials with older, used materials.
After a piece of construction equipment has reached the end of its useful like, a number of its parts are salvageable and are often in great shape. When it comes to repairing your machinery, used Caterpillar parts can help you in a number of ways.
For older equipment, it doesn't make sense to buy cutting edge, top of the line parts. You want to purchase parts that match the technology you currently have. The only way to find these older parts is through used heavy equipment retailers that have the parts in their inventory. Used parts are far more available than new parts, anyway. Regardless of the model you're looking for, it's sure to be available by a used part retailer.
- Limited depreciation
Brand new equipment will significantly depreciate in value after its first year of use, regardless of what shape it is in. Purchasing used equipment that looks like new could save you a huge amount of money in the long run. And, of course, if the part isn't exactly what you're looking for, you won't be set back nearly as much.
- Environmentally friendly
Producing brand new parts produces emissions that can hurt the environment. Cutting back on the number of new products we use can help reduce our carbon footprint. Similarly, by using these used Caterpillar parts, we're able to save them from winding up in a landfill.
- Practical ROI
If the time comes for you to retire your machine, you'll have a whole slew of parts to sell. By purchasing used parts outright, you'll make just about as money on the part as you originally paid.
LI Heavy Equipment carries used Caterpillar parts as well as other brands on an available basis. If you're looking to buy or sell your used equipment or parts, contact us today.