Month: June 2023

Machinery Damage Analysis and Repair Cost Evaluation

When a construction machine or a hire plant is damaged, the question often arises: How did it happen? Who is to blame? What will the repair cost? This often leads to a dispute between the parties involved. The hirer of a construction machine does not like to take responsibility and sees the fault with the construction machine rental company, the condition or the equipment of the machine. The lessor is of the opinion that he has delivered a perfectly functioning machine to the lessee. In such cases, only an external expert opinion can clarify the fronts.

Contact us with details of your claim point in a short phone call we can explain what we can do for you. Our technician can inspect the machine on site. Together with you, we discuss the possible cause of the fault and check whether the machine was in a safe working condition. With this data, our management can provide a clear analysis and a written expert opinion.

Damaged hire plant, how much does a repair cost?

Rising spare parts prices combined with reduced availability and a shortage of labour are shaking up the price structure in many sectors of the economy. The same is true in the construction machinery sector. That is why it is essential to independently check prices offered for repairs. The owner or the injured party will always try to set the price as high as possible in the event of damage to the construction machine. The insurance company on the other hand, or the user of the construction machine, are naturally interested in investing as little as possible in the claims settlement. They will therefore assess the damage as low as possible. Hire an independent expert to determine the amount of damage.

The list is far longer than what you read here. However, there are some brands we inspect, evaluate and appraise:

  1. Caterpillar Inc.
  2. Komatsu Ltd.
  3. Volvo Construction Equipment
  4. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
  5. Liebherr Group
  6. JCB (J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd.)
  7. Doosan Infracore
  8. Terex Corporation
  9. SANY Group
  10. Hyundai Construction Equipment
  11. Bobcat Company
  12. Case Construction Equipment
  13. Kubota Corporation
  14. John Deere Construction & Forestry
  15. Manitowoc Cranes
  16. Wacker Neuson SE
  17. Yanmar Co., Ltd.
  18. Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
  19. Takeuchi Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  20. Atlas Copco

Used Machinery Auctions

Heavy Equipment Auctions – A place to find reasonable machinery?

Yes, heavy equipment auctions can be a great place to find reasonable heavy machinery, including cranes. Heavy equipment auctions bring together buyers and sellers in a competitive bidding environment, which can often result in lower prices compared to buying from a dealer or private seller.

Auction of Heavy Machinery and on-site inspection for buyers

We have technicians available for all relevant auctions in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. At auctions it makes sense to work with shortened inspections at a more favourable price. You can eliminate the worst risks such as broken frames, worn engines or hydraulic systems without performance. Ask us for a quote. We will endeavour to support you.

Upcoming Machinery Auctions in UK and Europe

Mevas can have inspectors available to all those auctions and areas. On some we are on site anyway. To some we travel by request. For auction inspections we offer a specific type of inspection for lower cost. Ask today for your independent inspector.

Here are some key points to consider about heavy equipment auctions:

1. Competitive Bidding: Auctions create a competitive atmosphere where multiple buyers are vying for the same equipment. This competition can drive prices down, potentially offering you an opportunity to get machinery at a reasonable price.

2. Wide Selection: Auctions often feature a wide range of heavy equipment, including cranes of different types and sizes. You may find mobile cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, and other variations available for bidding. This variety gives you a better chance of finding the specific machinery you need.

3. Condition and Inspection: It’s important to carefully inspect the equipment before bidding. Most auctions provide an opportunity for potential buyers to inspect the machinery before the auction day. Take advantage of this and bring along a knowledgeable mechanic or operator to assess the condition of the lots you’re interested in. Understanding the equipment’s condition will help you determine its value and set your bidding limit accordingly.

4. Auction Formats: Auctions can be conducted in different formats, such as live on-site auctions or online auctions. Online auctions have become increasingly popular, offering the convenience of bidding from anywhere. Be sure to understand the auction format, bidding process, and any associated fees or buyer’s premiums before participating.

5. Research and Preparation: Before attending an auction, research the cranes or machines you are interested in to understand their market value, typical auction prices, and any specific details or features you require. This knowledge will help you make informed decisions during the bidding process and avoid overpaying.

Remember that while heavy equipment auctions can offer reasonable prices, it’s essential to do your due diligence, thoroughly inspect the machinery or send a reputable inspection company 😉 , and set a budget for bidding.

Other services of Mevas UK

Equipment Sourcing

Equipment Sourcing and Procurement: Providing assistance in equipment sourcing and procurement can be beneficial for clients who are looking to purchase specific heavy machinery. Mevas can leverage its industry knowledge and contacts to help clients find suitable equipment, negotiate purchases, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations. By the way, a first step for searching and finding used equipment can be to set a bookmark to

Volvo track excavator EC 250E for sale

Equipment Disposal and Remarketing

Mevas-UK can assist clients with the proper disposal and remarketing of their used heavy machinery. This can involve managing the entire process, including de-commissioning, asset valuation, marketing, and finding potential buyers for the equipment. We know the international and UK market of heavy construction machinery very well. We can advise if it it a reasonable moment to sell or buy machines on auctions. And of course we can valuate machines before you sell them.

Risk Assessment and Safety Consulting

Providing risk assessment and safety consulting services can help clients identify potential hazards, assess risks associated with heavy machinery operation, and develop appropriate safety protocols and measures. This can help clients maintain compliance with safety regulations, minimize accidents, and ensure a safe working environment.

Last but not least, we can help you understand whether a machine offer on the Internet is genuine or a scam. On our pages “Safety instructions when buying construction machinery on the Internet” you will find information on what to look out for.

  1. Sell It: If the machinery and equipment are in good condition and still have value, consider selling them. You can use online platforms such as eBay, Craigslist, or specialized machinery marketplaces to reach potential buyers. Alternatively, you can work with industrial equipment dealers or auction houses to sell them at market value.
  2. Trade-In: Some equipment dealers may accept trade-ins when you’re purchasing new machinery or equipment. This can help offset the cost of the new purchase while getting rid of the old equipment.
  3. Online Auctions: Participate in online auctions dedicated to industrial equipment. Websites like IronPlanet or Machinery Trader host auctions where you can sell your excess machinery to interested buyers worldwide.
  4. Consignment: You can also consider consigning your machinery and equipment with a reputable dealer who will sell it on your behalf for a commission.
  5. Scrap or Recycling: If the machinery is no longer functional or too outdated to sell, consider selling it for scrap metal or recycling. You might not get as much money as you would by selling it as usable equipment, but it’s a way to recoup some value and dispose of the machinery responsibly.
  6. Donation: In some cases, donating excess machinery to vocational schools, training centers, or non-profit organizations might be a viable option. They may be able to use the equipment for training purposes or repurpose it for other projects.
  7. Hire a Removal Service: If you’re unable to sell or donate the machinery, you might need to hire a professional removal service to handle the dismantling and disposal of the equipment. Make sure to choose a licensed and insured company to ensure proper disposal and compliance with environmental regulations.