When a part of heavy equipment goes faulty, you try to just get that replaced and not try to change the entire heavy equipment. Buying a brand new heavy equipment will cost you good sum of money and there is absolutely no sanity in buying a new machine just because few of its parts have gone faulty. When you have the option to replace it then there is no point to go for buying a new one. However, there is a challenge when you go shopping for replacement parts and the challenge that you just do not get the parts that you are looking for. In situation like this, the most viable option you can opt is to check for the parts in the heavy equipment salvage yard. There is lots of heavy equipment salvage yards available all across US and they are all interconnected with each other. So if you do not get the part anywhere you are sure to get it here.
What do we basically understand by heavy equipment salvage yard is that it is a place where you can sell your used heavy equipment and the guys out there will dismantle the machine and will remove the vital parts from it so that it can be used in some other machine? Just in case, if they see the part of the heavy equipment is not in order, they will try to repair it or rebuild it and check if it can be made usable. So a buyer who is looking for heavy equipment parts can certainly walk in to a heavy equipment salvage yard and hunt for his stuff.
If we believe that salvage yards are only meant to recover heavy equipment parts of few selected brands then it will be a complete shocker to know that these yards normally deal with every type of heavy equipment of every possible brand under the sun. So if you have a CAT dozer and want to replace its lever or want to buy few of its attachments and you find the original one getting sold by the company is pretty expensive, you can try it out in a salvage yard. You may perhaps get to see many more things which you might have never imagined. Buying a part that’s new will come with a warranty of a year or two but not every salvage yard will offer warranty on used parts. So this needs to be checked with them in advance.
There are even companies who buy the parts from the heavy equipment salvage yards and sell them online. In this way they keep the margin money by selling it slightly higher than the purchase price. This has in a way given rise to a new business and many people are seeing good prospect in this form of business. So the salvage yards are basically flocked by people who want to buy machines for their use and the others want to buy so that they sell it online and thereby make some money out of the transaction.