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 www.used-equipment.de 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.
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.
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.
Is there an inspection service available for used concrete pumps and trucks?
Did you know we are supporting buyers of used concrete pumps with pre-delivery inspections? Experiend engineers check the visual condition for all components and perform a functional test including a water test. With our inspection report you get an overview of whether the machine is in very good condition, if minor repairs are needed or whether the pump requires major repairs.
You will receive a detailed inspection report, photos and a video one day after the inspection.
Who can offer inspections for used heavy machinery in the Emirates?
Most people in the machinery industry know Mevas as a German inspection service with inspectors in Europe. Did you know we also have a technician in Dubai? Engineer Anas is covering the Emirates for us and is a really experienced guy. Just recently he inspected for us a CAT D8R bulldozer including measurement of undercarriage and download of the CAT-PSR from machine ECM.
We can offer inspections in all areas of the UAE. Our inspector can be present on the auction site of Ritchie Bros. Dubai to support your business. On auction sites we offer a special kind of inspection for a lower fee. Call us for more details.
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