Where can I find a professional inspector?
We would like to introduce ourselves briefly: Mevas has been testing the condition of heavy used machinery for over 16 years. The idea came about because the owner of the company, in his previous job, had to realise when buying used machines that the machines sold were often in worse condition than stated by the seller.
So the idea was born to check the machines carefully before purchasing them. We do this for a growing clientele from all over the world. In the same way, we offer this service to sellers to make it easier to sell the machines with an inspection by an independent third party.
What does an Mevas inspection report contain?
We have structured inspection report for each type of used construction machinery or construction vehicles. First, the inspector notes the equipment of the construction machine or crane. He pays attention, for example, to whether the machine has air conditioning, additional hydraulic lines, if the excavator has a dozer blade, a CE certificate or whether it has a quick coupling. Now the actual inspection begins. The technician checks the condition of the cab, seat, switches, display instruments, air conditioning, windows, mirrors and windscreen wipers.
Now it is time to inspect the engine. After checking the operating fluids such as coolant and oil condition, the engine is started. The inspector checks if the engine smokes unusually, makes noises or shows other signs of increased wear.
After checking the engine, an inspection of the machine’s external components is done. This involves checking the frame, boom or lift arm and, of course, all doors, hatches, storage compartments, lighting and paintwork. After this inspection, we focus on the hydraulic system. We inspect the hoses, look for leaks in the cylinders, listen for noises from the hydraulic pump and check for leaks in the pump or valve block. Now the functional test starts. During this, the inspector checks whether there is play in the joints, whether the drive functions properly, whether there are any unusual noises, whether all functions work normally? Depending on the type of machine, of course, different things are checked. The attachments, such as buckets or shovels, are also checked and their data recorded. Then the tyres or undercarriages are checked for wear and analysed. In the last section of our inspection report, any problems that do not fit into the previous sections are noted. Finally, the inspector leaves a comment on the general condition of the machine. At the end, the transport dimensions are usually given.
Which used heavy machines can be inspected?
Mevas inspectors can perform inspections for:
- Excavators (track excavators, mobile excavators, min diggers, quarry shovels)
- Bulldozers and Tracked Loaders
- Loaders (Wheel Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders, Backhoe Loaders)
- Graders and Wheel dozers
- Dump Trucks
- Compactors for Soil and Waste
- Rollers (Vibratory Rollers, Pneumatic Rollers, Tandem Rollers)
- Scrapers and Bucket Dozers
- Off-Highway Trucks and on the Road Trucks
- Drilling Rigs, Pile Drivers, Surface Drills, Civil Engineering Machinery
- Concrete Mixers, concrete pumps and readymix trucks
- Pavers for Asphalt and Concrete
- Telehandlers, Telescopic Forklifts
- Trenchers, Milling Machines, Reclaimer and Recycler
- Reach Stackers and Container Handlers
- Agricultural Tractors, Combines, Harvester
This list is not exhaustive, but covers the most commonly used earthmoving and construction machines. The specific machines used for a construction project depends on the type and scope of the work, as well as the local conditions and regulations.