Morbark, LLC, has announced it will be placing a greater emphasis on providing forestry, recycling and tree care customers with the option of purchasing factory-refurbished and remanufactured equipment. For many years, Morbark has been restoring customer-owned equipment, trade-in machines and acquired units back to a field-ready state. The company’s dedication of personnel and resources to this business initiative is in response to the increasing demand for this type of equipment.
To head the effort, Kevin Hills has been named Remanufacturing Business Unit Director. Hills has been with Morbark for 30 years and was most recently the Dealer Service Consultant for the company.
“Not all of our customers are looking for new equipment – particularly given how rugged a Morbark machine is built in the first place,” said Hills. “Reinvigorating our remanufacturing process allows us to provide the high quality and exacting standards our customers expect from Morbark new equipment on a used model.”
Morbark will provide three levels of remanufactured equipment:
Rebuilt: Morbark rebuilt machines have been stripped to the frame and inspected throughout. Components with less than 50% wear life left are replaced, issues are repaired and the unit is given a complete clean, paint and decal service. These units come with a full 90-day parts warranty and engine warranty where applicable.
Refurbished: A refurbished machine has had safety issues inspected/repaired, any obvious needs addressed, and the whole unit is touched up. A 90-day 50/50 parts warranty is standard for a machine ready to produce!
Used: A basic used machine has safety issues addressed, plus basic servicing as to filters, oils and knives/tips. The “do-it yourselfer” can get started with this machine, refine the machine as he goes or even just use it as a back-up unit.
“These are all solid Morbark models with years of life left in them!” said Hills. “That’s one of the reasons people buy Morbark in the first place.”
“We also do custom service work,” Hills added. “Whether you need minor repairs or a full tear-down rebuild, we can work with you in getting the most out of your equipment!”
Published July 21, 2016
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