Used wheel loader inspection

Before you buy a used wheel loader, you should check and test the machine. Here we show you what you should look out for.

16+ Years of Experience

Since we have been doing nothing but assessing the condition of used machines for our customers for over 16 years, we know wheel loaders very well. With Volvo and Caterpillar machines, for example, we can read out the ECM and thus obtain data on the machine history and we know the weak points of some series.

Third Party Heavy Machinery Inspection

We are MEVAS – The Heavy Equipment inspectors. Our intention is to set the standards for independent used equipment inspections in Europe.

16+ Years of Experience

Mevas (the acronym stands for Machinery Evaluation Services) was founded in 2006 to provide an independent inspection service for used heavy machinery. Our office is located in Germany. However, through our network of contract inspectors and technicians, we can offer our inspection service in almost all European countries, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Shanghai/China and Australia. This means that we are often not too far away from the plants to be inspected. This allows us to react flexibly to customer requests.

Independent and reliable

The basis of our policy is absolute independence from sellers, providers and dealers of used machinery. MEVAS and all commissioned equipment inspectors are not involved in the machinery trade. We do not accept commissions and do not prepare appraisals for the benefit of third parties. Rather, we pride ourselves on providing a completely unbiased assessment of all machinery we inspect.

We keep our client relationships and inspection results confidential. A completed inspection report is for the exclusive use of the client. We do not speak anywhere about machines we have inspected or about other machines we have seen.

Clients around the globe

Many customers from around the world trust in our services. In an average year we inspect approximately 800 used machines, trucks and cranes. We inspect small machines such as mini excavators as well as large machines in the mining industry and are also able to carry out large assessment projects. Contact us if you have any questions.

UK Heavy machinery inspections

You want to purchase used heavy equipment but you don’t know the seller? The machine is in the United Kingdom or Ireland and too far for you to inspect yourself? Send a specialized engineer to inspect it on your behalf for a fair price. It pays off. Our engineers inspect excavators, tractors, dozers, trucks, concrete pumps, wheel loaders, cranes and other heavy equipment.

Local technicians

MEVAS is based in Germany but we have a local engineers in the United Kingdom and Ireland for machinery and crane inspections. We are specialized in Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi, JCB, Volvo and some other brands.

Pre Purchase machinery inspection

Is a pre-purchase inspection for used heavy machinery profitable? In most cases it is. MEVAS engineers often find problems the seller did not mention. The inspection report allows you to negotiate repairs or a better price. In some cases, we simply protect the buyer from paying a lot of money for a bad machine.

Our engineers in the UK and in Ireland have years of experience with heavy machinery. They have been approved by our management to meet MEVAS inspection standards.

Contact us

Feel free to ask for a quotation. Please send us a description of items, tell us the day you need the inspections and how flexible the inspection date is. More info is available also on our website

Stiamo cercando un ispettore di macchine edili usate nell’area del Nord Italia

Se vivete in questa zona e siete alla ricerca di un lavoro, saremmo lieti di sentirvi. Il lavoro consiste nel controllare occasionalmente le condizioni di una macchina edile o di un camion usato. Esistono moduli di rapporto standardizzati e varie istruzioni su come ispezionare una macchina o un veicolo. Quindi non è affatto complicato se si hanno buone conoscenze tecniche. Purtroppo il nostro team non parla italiano. Dovete quindi essere in grado di comunicare con noi in inglese (o tedesco). Se siete interessati, vi preghiamo di inviarci un’e-mail con informazioni sul vostro background professionale e sulle vostre conoscenze in materia di macchine edili. Dovreste anche essere in grado di inviarci le fatture. Avremmo bisogno di un supporto nelle regioni Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino, Veneto ed Emilia Romagna. Occasionalmente forse anche in Toscana. Potreste essere, ad esempio, i titolari di una piccola impresa di riparazioni o di un’azienda di noleggio di macchine edili. Se potete dedicarci un po’ di tempo per visitare una macchina due o tre volte al mese, sarebbe una buona soluzione. Non possiamo assumerli. Dovrebbe essere un lavoratore autonomo. #opentowork #lavoro #macchina da cantiere

Used heavy machinery from China

Hey brother, have you found any used construction machines in China that catch your interest? Maybe in Shanghai?

Used Equipment from Shanghai

Shanghai is known for having a lot of interesting construction machines like excavators, wheel loaders, rollers, motor graders, and other road construction machines. However, in China, you cannot blindly trust sellers as it is common for Chinese machines to be repainted and re-labelled, making it hard to identify the actual country of origin. This can be an unpleasant surprise for buyers when the machine arrives in another country and spare parts are unavailable. To avoid this, it is highly recommended that you have used construction machinery inspected in China before shipment. It is especially important not to make any down payments until you are sure about the condition and country of origin of the machine.

Machinery inspection service

Our service in China includes a visual inspection of the machine with a functional test using the seller’s driver. Our inspector takes various photos and videos and visually checks the condition and wear of the machine, including the serial numbers and engines. They also look for leaks and cracks on the chassis, assess the attachments and tires, and make an assessment of the reliability of the seller. While this may not be a perfect technical inspection service, it can help you avoid the biggest mistakes when buying a machine in China. We have had some unpleasant surprises in Shanghai and its surrounding areas, and some of our customers have lost a lot of money there. Some even ended up with a different machine than the one they inspected. Therefore, we highly recommend a second inspection at the port before shipment to be sure of what you are buying. We inspect all brands such as Caterpillar, Tadano, Komatsu or Doosan.

How much does a pre-shipping inspection in Shanghai cost?

In most cases we can inspect a single excavator or wheel loader in Shanghai for a fee of 850 Euro. If you have more than one machine in the same location a discount applies. Our inspectors there can inspect any construction machine such as graders, bulldozers, trucks, rollers and any kind of mobile crane.

Used Machinery Inspections in Africa

Who can inspect used mining and construction equipment on the African continent?

Mevas is based in Germany and having a large network of independent machinery inspectors. Most technicians are based in Europe. However, we know engineers and technicians from the industry in so many countries. It is very likely that we can support with inspections in many areas in Africa. For sure we have inspection partners in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and in some Arabic countries.

Mining and Plant engineers

Since we are an inspection company, offering this service since 2006 and because Wolfgang is in the industry sine 1982 we have many connections and we know many engineers. We have been inspecting machines in Botswana, Gabun, Tunisia, Nigeria and Ghana. No problem for our technicians to travel to many other countries.

Which inspection level is offered?

Depending on location and who we can send the level of inspection ranges from TA-1 to TA-2 which are Caterpillar descriptions for heavy machinery inspections. get in touch with us for more details and a specific offer.

What kind of equipment can we inspect in Africa?

  • bulldozers and tracked loaders
  • wheel loaders and backhoe loaders
  • earthmoving and mining excavators
  • quarry and mining trucks
  • road construction machinery
  • crushing and screen plant

The inspection fee for machinery in Africa depends very much on location. If you send us a machine list with location, machine types and info about local circumstances in regard of safety we can raise an offer within a few hours.

Hvem kan vurdere brugte entreprenørmaskiner?

Der er flere måder at få vurderet brugte entreprenørmaskiner i Europa på. Her er nogle af mulighederne:

Erfarne maskininspektører:

Der findes specialiserede maskininspektører og inspektører i Europa, som kan foretage inspektioner og vurderinger af brugte entreprenørmaskiner. Disse inspektører kan på professionel vis vurdere maskinernes tilstand, værdi og eventuelle skader. I denne henseende er folk som Mevas mere fleksible og billigere end TÜV eller SGS.

Specialiserede maskinhandlere:

Nogle forhandlere af brugte entreprenørmaskiner er specialiseret i vurdering og salg af brugte maskiner. Disse forhandlere kan foretage en vurdering af maskinernes tilstand og værdi og kan også hjælpe med salget af maskinerne. Der er dog ikke tale om en uafhængig vurdering, da en forhandler altid er interesseret i at købe eller sælge!

Uafhængige vurderingsfirmaer:

Der findes virksomheder, der har erfaring med at vurdere større maskinparker eller alle mobile maskiner og køretøjer i bygge- og anlægsvirksomheder. Vurderingsfirmaer som MEVAS kan tilbyde denne service til gode priser.

Uafhængige rådgivere i forbindelse med salg af entreprenørmaskiner:

Der findes uafhængige rådgivere i Europa, som kan hjælpe med vurderingen af brugte entreprenørmaskiner. Disse konsulenter kan foretage en objektiv vurdering af maskinernes tilstand og værdi og kan også hjælpe med at finde købere eller sælgere til maskinerne. Sådanne rådgivere kan også arbejde i forbindelse med forsikringer eller ved salg af en virksomhed. En god måde er også at sælge maskiner gennem en begrænset auktion.

Det er vigtigt, at du vælger en pålidelig og erfaren ekspert til at vurdere dine brugte entreprenørmaskiner. Du kan undersøge forskellige muligheder og læse anmeldelser og referencer, inden du vælger en ekspert til at udføre arbejdet for dig. Desuden er det vigtigt at beslutte, om du ønsker at kende den aktuelle værdi eller genanskaffelsesværdien.

Mevas har fået mange gode anmeldelser og er vurderet til 5,0 stjerner på Google.

Mevas France – Expertise des Machines dans l’hexagone

Une société d’inspection de machines de construction

Mevas France est une société spécialisée dans l’inspection des engins de chantier d’occasion et le calcul de la valeur marchande actuelle de ces engins. Quel est le but de notre service ? Ils se spécialisent dans la construction de routes, de bâtiments et d’infrastructures. Cela vous tiendra probablement très occupé. Notre société a été fondée pour vous faciliter l’expertise des machines à vendre ou à acheter. Vous pouvez vous concentrer sur votre tâche principale et nous confier l’analyse de l’état des machines.

Inspection des machines d’occasion

Une petite partie de notre service concerne les rapports d’évaluation. La partie beaucoup plus importante, cependant, est l’inspection des machines d’occasion pour les acheteurs et les vendeurs. Vous pouvez juger de chez vous si une machine est en bon état. Vaut-il la peine d’acheter ou faut-il laisser la machine là où elle est ?

Prestations en France

Notre siège social se trouve en Allemagne, d’où la société est également gérée. Cependant, nous avons des techniciens disponibles sur différents sites en France pour évaluer les machines. Cela nous permet d’offrir aux clients en France l’inspection et la détermination de la valeur marchande actuelle de ces machines à des prix raisonnables. Un monsieur en France qui vend des machines d’occasion a pensé que ce serait une bonne idée d’utiliser notre nom Mevas-France pour annoncer ses services. C’est pourquoi nous tenons à souligner : Notre entreprise n’est pas impliquée dans le commerce, l’achat ou la vente de machines. Notre seul service est l’expertise.

Käytettyjen koneiden tarkastukset Suomessa

Jos olet ostamassa käytettyä konetta, kuten kaivinkonetta, pyöräkuormaajaa tai nivellettyä kippiautoa, on luultavasti hyvä ajatus tarkastuttaa se asianmukaisesti. Jos kone on lähelläsi, se on helppoa. Lähetät korjaamon työnjohtajan tai mekaanikkosi testaamaan konetta. Sitten voit neuvotella hinnasta. Mutta jos kone on kaukana, jos yrityksessä on liikaa töitä, voit myös palkata ulkopuolisen asiantuntijan. Varsinkin kun kone ei ole Suomessa vaan ulkomailla, siitä tulee mielenkiintoista. Silloin on halvempaa saada asiantuntija paikalle ja se on myös nopeampaa.

Kuka voi arvioida raskaita rakennuskoneita ulkomailla?

MEVAS-tiimi on läsnä yli 20 maassa. Teknikot on koulutettu käytettyjen koneiden tarkastukseen. Tarkastamme kaivinkoneet, pyöräkuormaajat, murskaimet, dumpperit, nosturit ja porauslaitteet louhintaan tai maanrakennukseen. Tarvitsetko ammattimaisen tarkastuksen tai arvonmäärityksen? Onko kyseessä rakennuskone vai kokonainen kalusto? Se ei ole ongelma. Me hoidamme sen.

Mitä maksaa rakennuskoneita koskeva asiantuntijalausunto?

Asiantuntijalausunnon hinta riippuu eri tekijöistä. Kuinka suuri rakennuskone on? Millainen kone se on? Missä rakennusajoneuvo sijaitsee? Ja sitten on tärkeää tietää: Tarvitsetko tietoa vain kunnosta vai pitäisikö myös määrittää nykyinen arvo? Jos lähetät meille tiedustelun, saat tarjouksen ja esimerkki kertomuksen muutaman tunnin kuluessa. Sen jälkeen voit päättää, haluatko palkata meidät arvioijaksi.

Tunnemme hyvin: Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu, Volvo CE, Liebherr & Terex. Tarkastamme ajoneuvonosturit, tiehöylät, yksirumpujyrsimet, kaivurit, paalutuskoneet, leikkurit, pyöräkaivukoneet, materiaalinkäsittelykoneet, kippiautot ja kaikki muut maansiirtolaitteet.

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How second-hand machine inspections pay for themselves:

With the rise of online marketplaces and the increasing availability of used heavy equipment, offered over the internet, it can be tempting to take advantage of seemingly great deals on second-hand machinery. However, buying used heavy equipment over the distance can be dangerous and result in costly mistakes.

Many online advertisements can be misleading, with sellers concealing critical information about the equipment’s history, maintenance, and condition. This can result in you buying equipment that is in poor condition, has been involved in an accident, or does not meet safety standards.

That’s where a service provider like Mevas comes in. Experienced inspectors perform thorough inspections on used heavy equipment, providing the customer with a comprehensive report that details the equipment’s condition, maintenance history, and any potential issues.

Using a professional service instead a good friend

By using a professional inspection service, the buyer can be confident that the equipment he is buying is safe, reliable, and fit for purpose. Mevas inspectors have the expertise to identify any hidden problems and assess the overall value of the equipment.

We at Mevas believe that peace of mind is essential when making a large investment, and our inspection services can provide you with the confidence you need to make an informed purchase.

So, the next time you are considering buying used heavy equipment, think twice before making an online purchase and consider using a trusted inspection service like Mevas to ensure a safe and successful transaction. Sending a good friend costs less but is he a real prof?

The cost of inspecting used equipment depends on various factors such as the number of machines, their size, location, and availability of inspectors. However, compared to the value of the machines, the inspection cost is relatively insignificant. An experienced inspector can help calculate repair costs and determine the value of the equipment in its current condition.

MEVAS is led by a German management team and comprises an international team of engineers who have expertise in machinery of various brands, including Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi, Sandvik, and others. The company has a proven track record of inspecting assets for quarry, mining, and construction.

So why does a used machine inspection pay off?

When you buy the inspected machine, you can renegotiate with a detailed inspection report. The seller will still carry out one or the other repair or give a discount. If you do not buy the machine because it has too many hidden problems, an inspection report will have saved you a bad investment. Contact us for a quotation. You can download a one-page-PDF about used machinery inspection services.