Why You Should Refurbish Heavy Equipment Instead of Replacing It

Why you should refurbish heavy equipment instead of replacing it

Working in the construction industry, you know how important your equipment is to day-to-day operations. Without the proper equipment, it becomes impossible to get anything done. It is not just about having the appropriate equipment but also about ensuring that equipment performs optimally and without issues. 

However, unfortunately, no matter what type of heavy equipment you employ within your fleet, it is bound to undergo wear and tear over time. As your machines age and show such signs of wear, you may be faced with a crucial decision—should you replace them or have them refurbished or repaired? 

If you go with the repair and refurbishment route, it helps to know what they may involve. If you would only like to fix a specific damaged component or two within a machine that may be causing a mechanical issue, you may only need to get it repaired. However, if you want your equipment to be restored to like-new form, a refurbishment can help you achieve that. 

When equipment is refurbished, it is essentially rebuilt as all of its major and minor components are switched out for new or like-new parts. The equipment’s calibration and settings are also often adjusted to help improve its longevity and performance. Once a piece of heavy equipment is refurbished, it will perform as if it was new.

What are the advantages of refurbishing heavy equipment rather than replacing it?

When you run into problems with your heavy equipment, it can stall your operations indefinitely. Due to the negative implications of such a situation, you may be tempted to buy new equipment to replace it. 

However, doing so would likely come with that New Equipment price tag. On the other hand, deciding to refurbish your heavy equipment instead could allow you to benefit from many advantages.

1. Improved performance

Using new components will allow your heavy equipment to perform better. When construction equipment is refurbished, its power can be improved, and its fuel efficiency. Although machinery may be a few years old, it will perform at the same quality as brand-new equipment after refurbishing.

2. Improved features and capabilities

As new lines of equipment are released annually, updated and upgraded features are included within them that older models do not have. Depending on the age of the equipment you are refurbishing, there may be engineering improvements and new features that have come out since it was manufactured, which can be implemented during its rebuild. 

Whether that involves the addition of advanced safety features, a cool and comfortable cabin, or higher-performing parts, your equipment’s functionality can be greatly improved during a refurbishment. 

3. Improved lifespan

Since all of your equipment’s old components will be swapped out with new ones, extending the equipment’s lifespan will make a huge difference. Each new part will contribute to this since it will be long-lasting, keeping your equipment working for many years. Longer-lasting equipment means you get more out of your investment while avoiding the downtime that often comes from deteriorating equipment. 

4. Improved value

The value of your equipment will also significantly increase after it has been refurbished. That way, if you decide to sell it later on, you can make a bigger profit. Refurbished equipment may also represent more value for its use within your company since it could allow you to complete more extensive work than you would have been able to do otherwise. 

5. Improved savings

Refurbishing equipment can be much more cost-effective than buying new or used equipment whenever your current equipment gets old or runs into problems. Not only will you have to spend less money upfront but also your maintenance costs will be reduced since the new parts installed in your equipment will not require maintenance for some time. In addition, the savings that will come from your refurbished equipment’s new and improved fuel economy and operational efficiency should not be overlooked. 

How Great West Equipment Can Satisfy All Your Heavy Equipment Refurbishing Needs

Great West Equipment can provide all the refurbishment services you need if you want to revitalize your heavy equipment. Our Certified Rebuild Program will allow you to give your heavy equipment proper refurbishing without breaking the bank. After our dedicated team of experts has rebuilt your equipment, you will be able to rediscover its strength, durability, and power. 

No matter how many adjustments and modifications your equipment needs, you can rest assured that we will return it to its optimal performance for a fraction of the cost necessary to buy a new replacement. We are confident that you will be satisfied with the results of your equipment’s rebuild, which is why our Certified Rebuild Program also comes with a full warranty. 

Following the completion of a refurbishing service from us, your equipment will also have a significantly lower cost per hour, which may allow you to save even more money or spend more freely in other areas of your operation. 

When you bring your heavy equipment into Great West Equipment for a refurbishing service, our team of certified experts will take care of it. Each team member has undergone rigorous training and is committed to meeting OEM certification standards. Since they are the best of the best, they will always be able to provide you with superior results. 

At Great West Equipment, we also prioritize the customer experience. That’s why we work with you every step to plan your heavy equipment restoration according to your schedule and do everything we can to make the process smooth and easy. 

We offer a wide range of flexible Certified Rebuild packages to choose from so you can ensure that your rebuild meets all of your needs. We will gladly tailor our refurbishing service to match your budget, machine status, business objectives and applications. 

For more information about how our team of experts can help refurbish your heavy equipment or to request a consult, call Great West Equipment at 1-833-730-0613 or contact us here.

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