Cat hydraulic mining shovel
Cat hydraulic mining shovel

Options for Cat® Hydraulic Mining Shovel Repair

Maintenance is key to keeping your Cat® hydraulic mining shovel in top operating condition. And you often can complete multiple services, including enhancements, at once. Let’s look at the options for mining shovel repairs, maintenance and enhancements.

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Your Cat® hydraulic mining shovel is irreplaceable, and you need it to stay in prime condition. And you know how essential preventive maintenance is. When thinking about repair options, ask yourself about:

  1. Ownership: How long do you plan to own the machine? For long-term owners, choosing to invest in premium updates and maintenance can be well worth every penny spent. 

  2. Utilization: How often do you use the machine? This will help you figure out how often to schedule maintenance and what upgrades will contribute to your bottom line. 

  3. Affordability: What is your expectation on price? Different budgets can be met with different solutions. Be sure to always balance upfront costs with long-term benefits. 

  4. Turnaround: How soon does your machine need to get back to work? If you need to be up and running quickly, it may be worth paying extra for a complete part swap out. Consider your timelines and other operations that will be affected by repair downtime.

If you share these answers with your Cat dealer, they’ll be able to make some recommendations for you.

 

ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN OPTIONS

If your Cat hydraulic mining shovel is facing engine or drivetrain issues, or you are planning strategically, you have some options. Here are potential solutions for those repair needs:

  • Rebearing/reseal: This preventive maintenance helps extend the life of an existing engine or drivetrain. Ask your Cat dealer how often you’ll need this service based on equipment usage and site conditions.

  • Dealer rebuild/exchange: This option can also extend the life of an existing engine or drivetrain part. It may be planned in advance or chosen in response to equipment failure. Keep in mind this can lead to downtime, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead. 

  • Cat Certified Rebuilds: Similar to dealer rebuilds, these use Cat standards and processes. Plus, you get warranties and a rebuild serial number.

  • Remanufactured: One option for a full engine or drivetrain component replacement is to buy a remanufactured product. This can be a quick solution for an immediate need. 

  • New: For long-term ownership, swapping out a failed engine or drivetrain component with a brand-new Cat product can be an ideal and efficient pick.  

 

HYDRAULIC OPTIONS

When it comes to hydraulic components, the first step is setting up routine maintenance for seals, to prevent leaks and contamination.

But if you face hydraulic component failure, that means rebuilding or replacing parts. A rebuild can require downtime, so you’ll ideally schedule this as planned maintenance. Replacement with remanufactured or new Cat components is quick and ideal for long-term ownership. This is often the best solution when failure is imminent.

 

UPGRADES AND ENHANCEMENTS

When you schedule repairs or maintenance, you can use this planned downtime to invest in upgrades or enhancements to your Cat hydraulic mining shovel. Upgrades are new features that were unavailable or not chosen at the time of purchase. Enhancements will retrofit your equipment to improve the safety, comfort and performance of your hydraulic shovel. Both options increase equipment value as well as mine site productivity.

Your Cat dealer offers a range of flexible solutions for the entire lifecycle of your equipment. That includes repairs, rebuilds, retrofits and upgrades. To find out what options are available for your Cat hydraulic mining shovel, talk to your Cat dealer today.

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