Cat® Certified Rebuild – Extending Your Success Story, Step by Step

Your business depends on having the right equipment for the job. Here’s how we deliver like-new performance for a fraction of the cost of buying a new machine or power train with the Cat® Certified Rebuild Program:

1. Inspection/Evaluation

We perform fluid analysis, visual inspections and review maintenance/S·O·SSM analysis services to develop a customized rebuild plan and cost estimate. Certified Rebuild includes more than 350 tests and inspections; Certified Power Train, up to 200.

2. Disassembly

Your machine or power train is disassembled. All hoses, belts, seals, gaskets, bearings, knobs, wiring, switches and gauges will be replaced with new parts. Remaining parts are inspected and measured against strict reusability guidelines. Parts that don’t meet the guidelines are replaced with new or Cat Reman parts—or reconditioned to meet specifications. Approximately 7,000 parts are replaced in machines; 3,000 in power trains.

3. Reconditioning

This includes work not typically included in an overhaul. Frames are examined and, if necessary, straightened, welded and reinforced. Worn linkage pins and shaft bearings are replaced. Hydraulic systems are returned to their original levels of performance, reliability and cleanliness, meeting ISO 18/15. Electronic control modules and software are replaced.

4. Engineering Updates

Improvements introduced after the original date of manufacture are incorporated.

5. Power Train Tests

The engine, fuel system, transmission, torque converter, differential, final drives and radiator are inspected, reconditioned and updated with new or qualified parts. Each component is thoroughly bench tested before reinstallation.

6. Reassembly

All critical torques, clearances and pressure settings are maintained and recorded during reassembly. Engine wiring harnesses are always replaced. Other wiring is replaced on full machine rebuilds only.

7. Performance Testing

Quality control includes testing. Standard tests include: turbocharger boost, throttle response, stall speed rpm, transmission and steering clutch response, and hydraulic and pilot relief valve pressures. Contamination control procedures ensure the unit meets total system cleanliness of ISO 18/15. Instrument and operational testing ensure field and shop performance levels match.

8. Repainting

Your machine is repainted. Model identity graphics are applied. And a Cat Certified Rebuild decal is issued.

9. New Serial Number or Product Identification Number

Certified Rebuild machines receive a new serial number or product identification number. The number identifies your machine and entitles you to a like-new standard warranty*. An additional bonus: Certified Rebuild machines tend to capture significantly higher resale values.

10. Customer Evaluation

You and your machine operators are the final step. The rebuild process is not complete until you are satisfied with the performance of the machine or power train in its working environment.

*See your Cat dealer for warranty details

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Cat® Certified Rebuild Brochure
Cat® Certified Rebuild Brochure

Cat® Certified Rebuild

Cat Certified Rebuild

The Cat® Certified Rebuild Program offers a like-new machine with a like-new warranty and a new serial number, all at a fraction of the cost of a comparable new machine.


Cat® Certified Rebuild Program Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Cat® Certified Rebuild Program Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Cat® Certified Rebuild (CCR) program. The program is scheduled to deliver its 10,000th unit by mid-year.

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