November 2013 – May 2014 results show that the top 5 brands have held their places as the parts most searched for during this period. Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, JCB and Hitachi maintained their order from the previous 6 months. However Case took over the the next position which was previously held by John Deer.
Closer analyses illustrates the exact types of machines for which people have been searching for parts. Not much movement in the types of machines since our last report with excavators accounting for the the largest portion.
All Requests can be viewed on the website with more information of the type of parts people are searching for. Requests vary enormously including hydraulic pumps, engines, axles, final drives, cylinders, transmissions, gaskets, injectors and much more.
We at UrParts.com regularly have nice things to celebrate but this week we hit a particularly momentous occasion when we went over 9,000 users. As we eat, breath and sleep parts, it’s good to know that over 9,000 people out there have come to us for help. Just knowing that we helped all these people save both Time and Money in their quest to find construction parts gives us a particularly warm squishy feeling inside.
On closer inspection it transpires that these people are located in 170 different countries around the world. This got us thinking… What countries are we missing?
The eagerly awaited updated figures for parts requests have been released for the past six months. CAT still retain their top position with 20% of all parts requests submitted followed by Komatsu, Volvo, JCB and Hitachi. Previously only the top five made it into the list but it was decided to stretch this out to six as John Deer was so close with only 12 requests less than Hitachi.
We have also included a breakdown by types of machines we are receiving the most requests. Excavators are by far the most popular with 39% of all requests.
So far, UrParts has processed over 12,000 individual parts requests for engines, final drives, transmissions, buckets and so much more for Construction, Agricultural and commercial equipment and vehicles. UrParts worldwide network of suppliers are helping plant operators and owners keep their machines working longer and for less money by reducing their downtime and repair bills.
We have been made aware of a particularly nasty scam that everybody dealing across international borders should be aware of. Somebody hacked into their Yahoo email account and saw that they had agreed to purchase a machine. After the vendor emailed the invoice they copied the invoice, changed the bank details and then contacted the buyer saying that the account number had changed. Had the purchaser looked closely they would have noticed that the email address was not the correct email address rather the firstname.lastname@example.org. The purchaser then made a bank transfer into the fake account thinking it belonged to the supplier. Luckily on this occasion the customer was able to intervene with the Police and got their funds returned, but others might not be so lucky.
We have come up with some helpful tips to help avoid becoming the victim of a scam whether you are buying or selling machinery or parts:
Caterpillar is putting innovation and technology to work to make sustainable progress possible. Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO, provides the Chairman’s Message for the 2012 Sustainability Report.
Analyses of part requests from around the world have revealed that the top 5 Brands of searched parts in the first quarter of 2013 are Cat, Volvo, JCB, Komatsu, Hitachi. This indicates that the big brands continue to keep a foothold in the market regardless of the effect the global recession is having on the industry. Out of a total of 1779 processed parts requests almost half of the total requests were for machines for these 5 brands. The leading brand being Cat is ahead by almost half that of Volvo being the next largest brand.
Caterpillar Parts Marine Power Systems announced they will be increasing the warranty on Cat Parts used in marine applications. The warranty will increase from 6 months to one year and will apply to parts bought on or after June 1st, 2012.
Some of the parts covered in this warranty increase include: Cat Marine Engines, Cat Marine Generator Sets, Cat Branded Marine Control Systems and Cat Branded Marine Transmissions.
Caterpillar machinery parts have had some good news as they announced last Wednesday that sales have risen. In the first three months of 2012, Caterpillar parts have reported a growth of 18% up to the end of March. These results have been driven by the strong expansion in North America.
The period was the 23rd straight three-month period of retail sales growth for the machinery company. They are the largest seller of bulldozers, excavators and wheel loaders. Compared to 2011, sales have climbed by 21% and 27% from a across the same period (January, February, March of 2011). Continue reading →