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Are All Rebuilds Created Equal?

Are All Rebuilds Created Equal

If you’re familiar with our blog, then you definitely know by now about the American Crane & Tractor Parts Rebuild Shop located in our Kansas City Headquarters. We decided to speak with our shop manager, Jerry Duxbury, and ask him the age old question… Are all rebuilds created equally? And if not, what sets the American Crane Rebuild Shop apart from the competition?

“Are all rebuilds created equal? Absolutely not. At American Crane we pride ourselves on the attention to detail. I tell every single one of my mechanics to make sure the outside of the rebuilt component looks just as good as the inside does. First impressions are everything and we know that if we don’t take the time to make the outside look nice our customers will question what kind of work has been done on the inside. The details matter. We also pride ourselves on having extremely skilled mechanics with over 65 years of combined experience. Our mechanics will go above and beyond to deliver a quality product. If they are not comfortable using a part for a rebuild we don’t use, no matter what the cost is. All of our rebuilt transmissions are Dyno tested and calibrated to Caterpillar® specifications. We have over 125 rebuilt components on the shelf ready for same day shipping, which will help cut your down time in half. We also have the best component core return policy in the industry. We can save you more money and ease your worries about getting charged for a bad core, which some of our competitors tend to do.”

To further highlight the point that all rebuilds are not created equal, Jerry is sharing the details of what a transmission overhaul looks like from the American Crane Rebuild Shop.  

Transmission overhaul at the American Crane & Tractor Parts Rebuild Shop

  • Disassembly and thoroughly clean and inspect all parts
  • Only reuse clutch plates, clutch pistons & housing, planet shafts, and gears that meet OEM specifications.
  • Replace all bearings, seals, gaskets, locks, and electrical components
  • Remanufactured transmissions are built to the latest Caterpillar specifications
  • All transmissions that from the American Crane Rebuild Shop are Dyno tested before being shipped
  • Six month warranty on all rebuilt components and free oil sample testing on drive train components

Exchange components provide an economical alternative to rebuilding your components by offering same-as-new performance and reliability. All ACTParts exchange components are remanufactured to Caterpillar specifications. American Crane & Tractor Parts has an extensive $5 million inventory of over 250 different exchange components which allows fast, economical repairs that keeps downtime and repair cost to a minimum.

Our Exchange Inventory consists of:

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