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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.

Why inspect used equipment before buying?

Be carefully when you purchase from unknown suppliers

Searching for dependable used equipment can be a challenging endeavor. It’s crucial to thoroughly assess the condition of any secondhand machinery before making a purchase, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the seller.

What should you consider and investigate?

  1. Evaluate the Seller: If you’re unfamiliar with the seller, exercise extra caution. We’ll delve deeper into this aspect in the following section.
  2. Working Hours Analysis: Scrutinize the machine’s working hours. Do they align with the machine’s overall condition and its year of manufacture? Try to gather information about the machine’s history from the seller to gain a clearer picture.
  3. Inspect for Wear and Tear: Examine the machine for any signs of wear and tear. Check the condition of essential components such as the ROPS, chassis, boom/stick for dents, bends, re-welded areas, or small cracks. Avoid purchasing equipment that might lead to costly issues down the road.
  4. Hydraulic System Assessment: Take a close look at the hydraulic system. Are the hydraulic oil levels within the normal range or too high? In the case of excess hydraulic oil, investigate for potential leaks.
  5. Tire and Undercarriage Examination: Tires and undercarriage components can represent a substantial cost. Assess the remaining service life of the tires and drive components to gauge potential future expenses.
  6. Functional Test/Test Drive: After scrutinizing the above aspects, conduct a function test or a test drive. Start the machine to observe its performance, and listen for any unusual noises or exhaust emissions. This step is vital in ensuring the equipment’s functionality.
  7. Attachments Inspection: If attachments are included in the sale, perform a thorough visual inspection to verify their condition and compatibility.

By paying careful attention to these seven critical factors, you can make a more informed decision when considering the purchase of used equipment.

More technical details:

Check used equipment carefully

Another important note

We want to remind you to be carefully when negotiating heavy equipment which is offered on the Internet. A few of those sites have just been created for fraud.

Be attentive if: 

  1. Machine price is far lower than for comparable units
  2. The seller makes pressure to decide very quickly: He pretends other people are interested in the same machine.
  3. The seller has just a mobile phone number and no landline.
  4. The seller requests a down-payment to reserve the machine.

We are Mevas – die Heavy Equipment Inspectors

Hopefully our list has been helpful to you. If you are unsure about any of the points, just get in touch with us. This is our WhatsApp. We inspect machines like excavators, wheel loaders, dumpers, graders, rollers, material handlers and dozers every day and know these machines very well.

Is it a good idea to buy used machinery at auctions?

Who can inspect equipment at EuroAuctions Dormagen?

It can make sense to buy machines at auctions. However, to avoid problems, we recommend that you inspect the machine you are interested in before bidding.

Mevas has technicans available who can inspect the lots you are interested in at this auction. We offer quick inspections where we focus on the most important points and full inspections. You discuss with us what scope is required and what is important to you.

Of course, we can also be found at most upcoming auctions. Par example at the rb auction in France. We offer used machinery inspections in more than 25 countries with an international team of technicians. MEVAS provides inbiased pre-delivery inspections and appraisals for second-hand machines since 2006.

Inspection at an auction

How to order the inspection?

You can order this inspection online at our shop. But it is more easier if you contact us via our contact form and we will reply with an price offer. You can also contact us if you have any further questions. Our technicians analyse the condition of many different makes, such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi, Cummins, Volvo and Liebherr.

Machinery Inspections in the U.A.E.

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.

CAT D8R bulldozer

How can I import a used bulldozer from Middle East?

Importing a used heavy machine like a bulldozer from the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) or any other country in the Middle East involves several steps and considerations. Here’s a general guide on how to import a used bulldozer:

  1. Research Import Regulations:
    Begin by researching the import regulations and requirements for heavy machinery in your country. Contact your country’s customs authority or visit their website to find information on necessary permits, taxes, duties, and safety standards.
  2. Verify Import Eligibility:
    Ensure that the bulldozer you intend to import complies with your country’s emissions standards, safety regulations, and other requirements. Some countries may have restrictions on the age or condition of imported used machinery.
  3. Find a Reliable Supplier:
    Look for reputable suppliers in the U.A.E. who deal with used bulldozers. You can check online marketplaces, industry directories, or work with a local agent or broker to help you find a reliable source.
  4. Inspect the Bulldozer:
    Before finalizing the purchase, arrange for an inspection of the bulldozer to ensure it’s in the condition as described. You may want to hire a third-party inspector or work with a trusted local contact in the U.A.E. to examine the equipment.
  5. Negotiate the Terms:
    Negotiate the purchase price, payment terms, and delivery arrangements with the seller. Be clear on who is responsible for shipping, insurance, and any necessary modifications to meet your country’s requirements.
  6. Obtain Documentation:
    Ensure that you have all the necessary documentation for the import process, including the bulldozer’s title, bill of sale, and any certificates of compliance. You may also need to provide identification and import licenses.
  7. Arrange Shipping:
    Decide on the shipping method (e.g., containerized shipping, roll-on/roll-off, or flat rack) and choose a reputable freight forwarder or shipping company experienced in heavy machinery transportation. Make sure the bulldozer is properly secured for transportation.
  8. Customs Clearance:
    Work with a customs broker or handle the customs clearance process yourself. Provide all required documents, pay any applicable customs duties, taxes, and fees, and follow the customs clearance procedures of your country.
  9. Pay Import Duties and Taxes:
    Be prepared to pay import duties and taxes, which can vary depending on the bulldozer’s value and your country’s import regulations. Consult with your country’s customs authority to determine the exact amount.
  10. Safety and Environmental Compliance:
    Ensure that the bulldozer meets safety and environmental standards in your country. You may need to make modifications or adjustments to comply with local regulations.
  11. Transport and Delivery:
    Arrange for the transportation of the bulldozer from the port of entry to your desired location, such as a construction site or storage facility.
  12. Register and Insure:
    Once the bulldozer is in your possession, register it with the relevant authorities and obtain insurance coverage as required in your country.

Keep in mind that the specific requirements and regulations can vary greatly depending on your country, so it’s essential to consult with local customs authorities, import experts, and legal professionals who specialize in import/export regulations to ensure a smooth and compliant import process.