Most used equipment providers, particularly those offering “certified” products, claim their machines undergo thorough inspections. What’s different about Cat® Certified Used? Take a closer look at how and what we inspect, and you’ll discover we go to great lengths to make sure every piece of Cat Certified Used equipment is “good as new.”
A good inspection can’t be rushed or cut short, and doing one right requires using more than simply the naked eye. Before they start an inspection, our dealer inspectors are trained to:
- Cat Inspect app or other electronic inspection device
- Electronic Technician (ET) to access the machine’s Electronic Control Modules (ECM)
- Track measuring toolkit and/or ultrasonic wear indicator for precession measuring of undercarriage wear
We do our best to make sure every Cat Certified Used machine is inspected in the same way to the same standards — no matter where in the world you purchase it. When you buy a Cat Certified Used machine, you’ll know it was inspected by an expert trained to:
- “Good”: Does not need to be repaired or replaced
- “Fair”: Does not need to be replaced, but should be repaired
- “Poor” Needs to be replaced
For a used machine to bare the Cat Certified Used brand, all components must be rated "Good" on a Caterpillar standard used inspection form by a trained inspector. That means no leaks, no visual damage, no mechanical or system problems, no excessive wear and no safety issues. If any of these problems are noted during the inspection, they must be repaired before the machine can be labeled Cat Certified Used.
Check out our requirements for these key machine systems and components:
You can view inspection reports — standard for every Cat Certified Used machine — on CatUsed.com. Here’s a sample of what you’ll see. Once you’re online, you can dive deeper into every category to view the condition of individual parts and components.
Check out all the thoroughly inspected Cat Certified Used machines available at your local Cat dealer or search our full inventory on CatUsed.com to find exactly what you need.