An extended life for Cat machines and components

The Certified Rebuild Program allows machines at mid-life and at the end of their life to be restored to peak condition.

Cat dealer Hastings Deering offers high quality machine and component rebuilds that add value and save costs, while being backed with an industry leading, fully transferrable 24-month/10,000-hour warranty period.

As one of the world’s largest Cat dealers, Hastings Deering needs no introduction to the Australian mining industry. 

Based in Queensland and the Northern Territory, the company prides itself on having close to 100 years of brand history backed by considerable business growth.

Hastings Deering sells and rents Cat machines, while also providing strong support and parts distribution services across construction and resource industries. 

When investing in a Cat machine, the power train and other major components are designed to be rebuilt, which allows customers to benefit from an extended asset life.

To maximise the investments of its customers, Hastings Deering offers the Cat Certified Rebuild Program for Cat machines and components. 

Endorsed by Caterpillar, Hastings Deering’s Certified Rebuild programs offer an ‘as new’ life for the original machine for only 50 to 70 per cent of the cost of a new machine.

This allows machines including Cat wheel loaders, excavators, dozers, off highway trucks and underground mining equipment, at mid-life and at the end of their life, to be restored to their peak operating condition. 

Hastings Deering service marketing solutions manager Scott Richardson says the program follows stringent guidelines to ensure high-quality rebuilds are delivered every time.

“The Certified Rebuild program has specific conditions included to maximise reusability and salvage of parts,” he tells Australian Mining. 

“We only use Cat genuine parts and follow up-to-date Cat reusability guidelines to ensure that the equipment is rebuilt to a standard which only Cat dealers can provide.”

Outside of complete machine rebuilds, Hastings Deering now offers the benefit of the Certified Rebuild program to a single component, or group of components, expanding the program benefits even further to support its customers. 

“The Cat Certified Rebuild program doesn’t only cover the entire machine, it can actually cover an individual component when a smaller scope of work is required,” Hastings Deering regional manager – site performance Jason Briggs says. 

“If a customer was doing an on-site midlife program and replacing drivetrain components, we will certify these components when the work is completed with Hastings Deering assistance on site.”

Hasting’s Deering Certified Rebuild Program offers a 24-month parts and service warranty on all Cat certified rebuilds.

To instil further confidence in the capabilities of the rebuild program, Hastings Deering offers a Caterpillar backed 24-month, 10,000-hour (whichever comes first) parts and service warranty on all Cat Certified Rebuilds.

The Cat Certified Rebuilds program features an industry-leading labour and parts warranty, which is unique to Hastings Deering and Caterpillar in Queensland and the Northern Territory. 

“Our guidelines, reusability inspections, Cat genuine parts and our specialist trained technicians allow Hastings Deering and Cat to have confidence in the final product throughout the warranty period,” Richardson says.

“The warranty is transferrable as well – it stays with the machine. If a customer is to sell that asset the warranty will transfer to the next customer.”

Briggs says Hastings Deering’s rebuild services can meet the specific demands of its customers, who are often choosing a machine rebuild to maximise the life of their assets.

A customer recently adopted Hastings Deering’s Cat Certified Machine Rebuild program for five Cat D11 dozers with no major downtime post rebuilds. 

“The physical availability of the machines was 95.5 per cent,” Briggs says. “They received a rebuilt machine, backed to a new standard, exceptional results and availability. So, a very pleased customer overall.”

Hastings Deering’s Certified Rebuild program ensures all relevant and necessary updates are completed, a new PIN (serial number) is issued, and a fully transferable warranty of 24 months or 10,000 hours (T&C apply) is applied for peace of mind. 

“No matter what you mine, nobody rebuilds better than Hastings Deering with the Cat Certified Rebuild Program,” Richardson concludes.  

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