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Mevas Screen Plant Inspections

Who can offer inspections for used screen plant in Europe?

Mevas is known as a inspection service for used construction machinery. Did you know we also inspect screening and processing equipment? Mobile Crushing & Screening Equipment is often in bad condition when it hits the used-market. Screening plant, especially when used in recycling aggregate applications have in many cases worn screen boxes. Tough job to exchange.

What to look for when buying used screen equipment?

Conveyors have damaged belts and seized rollers. Often, we see cracks in frames and leaks on hydraulics. Of course this is just the special part of inspection. All other components of a used screen are of course inspected as well. Our inspectors use a detailed screen plant inspection checklist. We can offer inspections in all areas of the Europe.

We hope our article was helpful for you. Feel free to comment below the post about your experiences looking for used screening equipment.

Terex Finlay Supertrack

Buying used machines in South Africa

How can I check if a used machine is in good condition?

South Africa is a gigantic market for the mining and construction industry. Manufacturers from Caterpillar to Liebherr and Bell are present with branches and sales. Mining and construction companies have a great need for machines. As a result, used machines keep coming onto and from the market.

Export to other African areas

Due to the short transport routes, the machines are of interest to many construction companies and mines in other parts of Africa. So what could be closer to buying machines there? Of course, it would be good to know whether the machines are in reasonable condition.

Which company can inspect machines in South Africa?

Mevas has local inspectors available in South Africa which can help with the inspection of used construction equipment and civil engineering. Qualified engineers inspect the machines, create a report, take various photos and can also create a video of the machine in operation. Our team knows about excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, backhoe loaders, quarry trucks, and bulldozers. We check a single machine as well as fleets of machinery.

CAT 745 dump truck

Used shredder wanted?

Who can inspect used shredders and recycling equipment?

The search for used recycling technology is not so easy. Once you have found what you are looking for, the question is whether the machine is in good condition. We offer technical inspections for such equipment to check that.

Whether high-speed or low-speed, the bearing arrangement of the shredder rollers must be examined. Additional equipment such as hammers etc. must be looked at closely. In shredders sometimes material is fed by roller or chain conveyors. The technician must therefore understand how the plant is constructed and which component has what function. We have the necessary background knowledge.

Mevas inspectors are available in Europe and many countries around the globe. And we are constantly expanding our network to support our customers in the best possible way.

We do not deal in technology ourselves, all we do is inspect used machines.

Do you have any questions? Let us know!

Used Civil Engineering Equipment Inspection

Who can inspect used civil engineering equipment?

A exciting part of our work is machine inspections of used Civil Engineering Equipment. These machines are particularly complex and have diverse specifications. We can check drill rigs, pilling machinery, desanding machines, vibrators, vibration hammers and leaders, diesel impact hammers, telescopic leaders, RTG equipment, grab systems, duty-cycle cranes and diaphragm wall grabs.

By the way do you have experience with this kind of machines? Do you know what a kelly bar is and on which machine it is in use? Let us know in the comments!

If you do not have a qualified technician at hand or the machine is located far away from them, you are welcome to contact us.

Fleet machinery inspections in quarries

Which company can inspect used quarry and mining equipment?

When it comes to negotiating the sale of entire fleets of machines, the question of an independent appraisal of the machines in order to realistically assess their condition and value arises for the interested party. Mevas is able to support you with fleet machinery inspections in quarries.

We have a large network of technicians who are very familiar with large machines in the construction and mining industry. In the last few years, we have been able to be part of some interesting projects worldwide. We can easily realise the reliable assessment of many machines in a short time.

If you would like to know more about this, please contact us. You can also find some interesting pictures on our website under “Pictures and stories

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CAT dump truck inspection

Buying used machinery on auctions?

Is it a good idea to purchase used heavy equipment on auctions?

When you are looking for used machinery but you can’t find any, it might be an idea to check used machinery auctions. To reduce your risk before buying, you can book a Mevas technican for an inspection. He will check the machine or the machines for you. On auction sites we offer a special kind of inspection for a lower fee.

We are specialized in inspection of heavy machinery. We can deliver detailed inspection for small machines such as a mini digger of 2 ton but of course we can also inspect a 100ton mining truck, a 200ton capacity mobile crane or big excavators.

What kind of experiences have you had when buying used machines? Let us know in the comments.

Mevas inspections in Europe and countries worldwide

Are you looking to purchase used equipment?

Where to search for used heavy machinery?

These days it is hard to find used machinery in good condition. If you are in the process of purchasing equipment, we can help you to select the good machines. Mevas is offering technical inspections for an affordable service fee in Europe and some other countries.

We are not trading and keep our inspection results confident.

Where to search for used heavy machinery in Europe? You can have a look at as a start for your search. We made this page as a support for those who are looking to buy machines.

What kind of experiences have you had when buying used machines? Let us know in the comments.

Terex OK RH30 excavator

Caterpillar TA2-level inspection ?

What is a CAT TA-2 inspection ?

There are different types of inspections for used Caterpillar machines. There is the TA1-level for a standard inspection and the TA2-level for inspections with more in-depth investigations.

In line with the needs of our customers, we generally offer inspections at the TA1+ level. Can you imagine what that means? It is a visual inspection that includes a performance test and a functional test. Engines, gearboxes and torques are tested by running the machine. Tyres or Undercarriage are measured and estimated for remaining life. A detailed inspection checklist is prepared and photo documentation is taken. The so-called Product Status Report PSR is downloaded from the ECMs. And we look out for weak points on the equipment. If you have questions afterwards, we are there for you and answer them quickly.

Is a CAT TA-1 inspection sufficient?

For larger machines, a TA1 inspection is often not sufficient. Machines have a service life that far exceeds that of a standard earthmover. For these machines we offer an extended inspection service similar to TA2 on request. Our engineers do filter cutting, oil sampling, opening the final drives and take cycle times. We know the required specifications for CAT-equipment. For midsize and smaller machinery a TA-1 Plus is the best solution.

By the way, the level of a CAT-TA inspection applies as well for all other brands such as Liebherr, Komatsu, Hitachi or Volvo CE.

Do you have any experiences with Caterpillar TA2-level inspections? Let us know in the comments below.

CAT 994 wheel loader
CAT 994 wheel loader inspection done by Mevas

AQIS Quarantine check for machinery import to Australia

What means biosecurity inspection for machinery entering Australia?

Australia’s import regulations for used machinery are the strictest in the world in terms of the cleanliness of the machinery. If used machines are not clean enough to be allowed into Australia, they must be re-exported to Singapore. There they will be cleaned at the buyer’s expense. Mevas offers AQIS quarantine checks for used heavy machinery before delivery to avoid this. This service we only offer in Germany. Last year, for example, we inspected a Hitachi EX1200 for a customer. If you want to know more about this, feel free to ask your question in the comments below. Or give us a call. We are happy to share our experiences.

Hitachi EX1200 mining excavator