Cat equipment is built for multiple lifetimes. That makes rebuilding a smart financial decision. A machine rebuild costs much less than buying new equipment — but it does still require an investment on your part.
What if cash flow is tight? What if you haven’t budgeted for a rebuild? Or what if you’d rather spread the machine rebuild cost over time? Good news: Cat rebuild financing options help you budget for the process. And protection helps safeguard your investment.
How much does a machine rebuild cost?
Cost can vary based on the type of rebuild. A Cat Certified Rebuild typically costs about 55-60% of the price of new equipment. It holds its value, too. A Cat Certified Rebuild machine tends to have higher resale because they are rebuilt to Caterpillar approved standards, which is consistent around the world.
When will my machine be back up and running?
Depending on the type of machine rebuild, it usually takes about 8-12 weeks to rebuild an entire machine. (System or component rebuilds are generally faster.)
When's the smartest time financially to rebuild?
If your work slows down during the winter or another part of the year, that’s a smart time to schedule a rebuild. The timing will help minimize downtime and disruptions to your business.
Do I have to rebuild the entire machine?
No. You can rebuild just the power train or hydraulic system. Or you can rebuild components like engines, transmissions, torque converters, axle assemblies, differentials and final drives. Your Cat dealer can help you decide what makes the most sense for your equipment.
Not all rebuilds are created equal. It isn’t easy to return a machine or system to like-new condition. The process requires trained professionals, special equipment and access to the latest engineering updates.
Your local Cat dealer has all that and more. Here’s how your business can benefit from choosing the Cat Certified Rebuild Program:
You get more value from your investment. Caterpillar engineers equipment and components to perform for multiple lives. If you replace a machine after one lifetime, you leave that extra value on the table. Your rebuilt machine can receive a Rebuild Identification Number which can help it retain its value for future resale opportunities.
You can keep the equipment you like using. You don’t have to invest time and effort learning how to operate new equipment when you rebuild. There’s no downtime for training and no adjustment period before operators and technicians can go to work.
You can update older machines to current standards. Cat machines get more productive, safer to operate and easier to service every year. Having engineering updates introduced after equipment was manufactured means your rebuilt machine may perform better than when it was new.
You can upgrade optional features and technologies. Maybe you want to add grade control or payload weighing. Install a seat belt reminder or camera system. Make operation safer or more comfortable. You can do all that and more when you upgrade features and technologies during a rebuild.
You get same-as-new support and services from your dealer. Your local Cat dealer has the parts, service and expertise to keep your rebuilt equipment on the job.
Rebuild for Sustainability. Caterpillar and Cat Financial are committed to sustainability. When you rebuild a Cat machine you already own, you are doing your part to minimize machine waste.