Category: Heavy Equipment

Brexit and Used Parts

​​How will Brexit Affect the Used Parts Business? 15 months on from the Brexit vote and we look at how the result has affected the construction equipment parts business. The most immediate effect has been the decline in the value of Sterling.  At one stage it dropped to its lowest value in 31 years. Last Week…

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It’s Movember!!

Who will be growing Parts this Movember? Send us your pictures so we can judge the best!!  

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Competition Increases for Fire Damaged Machines

Prices for the fire damaged, or general machines for spare parts, at the recent Euro Auction in Leeds were remarkably high. Biding between competing dismantlers was fierce as they all try to increase their inventory of available used parts. Even though there has been a marked decrease in the scrap value of the metal, this increase in…

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Parts market to exceed $23 billion USD in 2013

The increase in demand for aftermarket parts is continuing to grow. Long established in the car market this growing trend has been mirrored in the construction equipment market. Some of the world’s largest construction equipment users such as CRH, UBE, Lafarge, Cemex etc who traditionally only used OEM parts are now benefiting from the huge…

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6 Tips to Reduce Data Roaming

We came across the following tips on how to reduce the high prices service providers charge everybody who travels.  So, being the nice people that we are, we decided to share the knowledge: 1 – Turn off Data Roaming Wherever possible only use WiFi to access data and you will not incur any network charges. 2 –…

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UK Government announces spend of £100bn on infrastructure

Parliament was presented with the announcement of the additional spend ranging across a broad spectrum of areas yesterday. Transport projects including power plants and a commitment to the £43bn HS2 line are the main project in the infrastructure program.  The Chancellor said “We’re announcing the largest program of investment in our roads for half a century……

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Older machines still preferred over newer models

At the heavy equipment auction Ritchie Bros in Hartford, CT, USA yesterday there was a lot of older Cat equipment still making high prices. This confirms what is obvious from recent UrParts.com parts requests that due to the continued recession in the construction market many operators are choosing to purchase older machines and keep them running with cheaper spare parts…

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JCB Dieselmax – New 6 Cylinder Engine

JCB has invested £45 million in the development of a new 6 cylinder diesel engine the Dieselmax 671. The engine is the result of 2 years of development and has already gone through field testing of over 50,000 hours.  The company say that this is a natural progression from the 4 cylinder units it has…

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Volvo & Spotify – Join Forces for your In-car Audio Experience

For people who like Volvo and also like music the news of the new partnership between Volvo and Spotify will be an exciting one.  They recently announced that going forward drivers will be able to stream music in cars fitted with the Sensus Connected Touch in-car Entertainment System.  The system works by streaming from your 3G/4G…

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High 5… It’s Friday : )

We at UrParts.com work hard and play hard, so when Friday comes along we sometimes like to shout about it.  Enjoy the weekend everybody!

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