9,000+ Registered Users

Horray for UrParts

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?

Can anybody guess?

Look who’s on the Front Cover…

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If you supply New or Used Parts for Construction or Agricultural machines Contact Us.
We will be in Vegas next week and would love to discuss how we can help increase your sales and break into new markets.

We received 16,000+ parts requests since last year and can deliver you genuine buyers from local and international markets.

UrParts Top Manufacturers
Cat / Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu, Hitachi, JCB, John-Deere, DAF, New Holland, Kobelco, Samsung, Liebherr, Case, MAN, Doosan, Deutz, Terex, Hyundai, Scania, Cummins, Perkins

Parts market to exceed $23 billion USD in 2013

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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 savings to be made from purchasing aftermarket parts. With the construction equipment parts market set to exceed $23 billion USD this year, increasing to $27bn USD in 2018, there is plenty of room for OEM, Aftermarket and Used Parts to help these multinationals reduce their running costs.   

6 Tips to Reduce Data Roaming

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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 – Turn off Push Notifications and Auto-Synching

These are alerts that notify you when you have a new email etc.  For iPhones go to Settings-Mail-Contacts-Calendars-Fetch New Data – Turn Off Push Notifications. This can also be done individually for each app. For Android go to Settings-Accounts & Synch

3 – Check Data Count

Reset your data monitor before you leave so you know exactly how much you have used.

4 – Contact your provider for an International Bundle

Most providers have international packages that they can ‘Add on’ for the period of time that you are travelling.  Make sure you have this applied for the times when you don’t have access to WiFi and have to use roaming.

5 – Buy a local SIM card

This is the cheapest option but comes with its own hassle. Ensure your phone is unlocked so it will take the sim form another provider. You will also have a new phone number for the local country. You could divert your usual number to this local number to continue to receive calls however this is usually not possible for sms messages.

6 – Use your Apps where WiFi is available

There are loads of great apps that allow you to communicate for Free with voice, text images and movies while you are connected to WiFi

Here are some samples : WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, Voxer

So whether you are working on construction sites in Dubai, sitting in a bulldozer in Canada, or travelling the work buying and selling Heavy Machinery, hopefully we have helped in some small way to reduce your bills.

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… we’re committing to the largest investment in our railways since the Victorian age.”

The funds will be rolled out across a combination of existing and new projects with a strong focus on road and rail.  Other projects include broadband, next generation mobile networks, housing, flood defenses and science. This announcement provides much needed encouragement to the construction industry which has seen a decline in recent years.

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 than finance the purchase of younger equipment. This trend is also due in part to the increase of electronic control in construction equipment produced post year 2000. An increasing amount of owners regret purchasing newer equipment as it requires at lot of additional costs when getting the main dealer out to diagnose simple electronic faults that cannot be found or repaired without difficult to obtain hardware and software.

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UrParts Claims Gold Prize at the Vodafone Startup Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that UrParts.com were Gold Prize Winner for the Export Company of the Year at the Vodafone sponsored Startup Awards 2013.  Not only were we recognized as the best in this category but we also scooped Silver Prize for the Digital/Online and Silver Prize for Women in Business.  We are delighted to accept this hat trick of awards in recognition of all our success to date.

UrParts.com is fast becoming the first port of call for anyone in need of parts for Construction and Agricultural machines from Bulldozers, Off Road Trucks and Excavators to Wheel Loaders, Tractors, Backhoes even Crushers and Screens.

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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 been manufacturing to date and will provide customers with significant fuel consumption saving of up to 8% over previous engines. It will initially be available as a Tier 2, Stage 2 units in markets with less regulation such as Russia, Brazil and China for its JS excavator range.   It will be available in 4 ratings – 140kW (188 hp), 165 kW (221 hp), 190 kW (255 hp) and 225 kW (302 hp) with a maximum torque of 1,200 Nm.

Over 70% of all JCB machines are now powered by engines that they manufacture themselves with this latest models becoming available in mid 2015.

 

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 mobile phone or dongle and also have a voice activation feature keeping in line with hands free driving safety regulations. Spotify users already familiar with it’s interface and features will be able to enjoy their favorite tracks immediately in their vehicle.

It will form part of Volvo’s new Sense Connected Touch dashboard system which includes a 7-inch touchscreen. Volvo’s in-car tech system, also supports other Android apps including Google Maps and TuneIn Radio. It even has its own dedicated app store for updates. It can be fitted as a factory accessory in all new Volvo (V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80) as well as being retrofitted in applicable used cars from model year 2011.

I wonder when it will be fitted as standard in Volvo Dump Trucks?… Nice thought!!

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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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