No matter how well you care for your heavy equipment, there will come a time when it will break down and some of its parts will need to be repaired or replaced. When this happens, you will most definitely need the expertise of an experienced mechanic who knows exactly how to get your machinery back in shape. An experienced mechanic is the best person who can identify the root of the problem with your machine and determine which particular parts need repair/replacement. He is also the best person who can tell you where to find the necessary replacement parts.
It’s a good thing that when you’re looking for a reliable heavy equipment parts supplier, the Philippines can offer a lot of options. Several known global brands of heavy equipment parts are available in the country via a number of direct distributors. There are also a lot of online sellers that offer these parts at discounted prices. Furthermore, there are salvage companies that take fully functioning parts from non-functioning machinery and sell them for very low prices.
Choosing a Heavy Equipment Parts Supplier in the Philippines
In deciding where to buy heavy equipment parts, there are several things you need to take into consideration. Here are the most important:
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions – Heavy equipment manufacturers typically provide a manual for every piece of machinery they sell. This manual contains details and instructions as regards the use, maintenance, and repair of the machine as well as specifications and instruction as regards the maintenance, repair, and replacement of its parts. Although there are some spare parts that may be interchangeable among manufacturers, there are also parts you can only get from the same manufacturer, so you need to check the instructions in the manual.
- Check the size of the part – Most heavy equipment parts typically come with a specific number that’s indicated on the part itself or in the manual provided at the time you bought the machine. It is important to take note of this number because it usually corresponds to the specific type and size of the part in question. Having this number makes the process of shopping for a replacement so much easier and more convenient.
- Check the condition – Have you decided to buy second-hand parts? In that case, you’ll definitely need to check the condition of the parts. If a machine has been extensively used prior to it being junked and its parts sold separately, there’s a good chance that the individual parts will only serve you for a short time. This is not to say that you should refrain from buying extensively used parts, just that you should expect to pay a lot less for such parts.
- Compare prices and total costs – You may find the exact same parts offered by two or more sellers at slightly different prices. You may be tempted to immediately go for the one with the lowest price, but you should take the time to ask about services that come with the purchase. Will the supplier install the part at no additional cost? Does purchase come with free registration to their online maintenance program? Don’t just look for the lowest price; rather, look for the most cost-effective deal.
The construction industry is certainly enjoying a boom in the country. For construction companies, this isn’t the time to have one or more of their machines break down and remain unused for long. It is therefore only logical for all construction company owners to keep the above tips and guidelines regarding the purchase of heavy equipment spare parts in mind at all times.