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.
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:
Analysis of the second quarter part requests from around the world have revealed that Komatsu has overtaken Volvo and JCB as the second highest brand when compared to the first quarter. Cat continue to hold the top position however the gap between it and the following 4 brands is narrowing. In descending order the top 5 brands for this quarter were Cat, Komatsu, Volvo, JCB, Hitachi and they account for almost half out of a total of 2,505 requests processed. As the number of monthly part requests continue to increase month on month the third quarter results for 2013 should make for interesting reading.
Everyone will remember the earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011 which was followed by a tsunami. This devastating natural disaster had a profound affect on the country namely thousands of deaths as well as mass destruction of land and property. However, these were not the only implications of the disaster.