Komatsu has unveiled details of their new Komatsu Qualified Used Equipment scheme, described by their distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill, as a ‘remarketing initiative’ that recognises the importance of the used equipment sector as a seed bed out of which future new machinery sales will be generated.

Being introduced by Komatsu Europe, the scheme is designed to deliver peace of mind to used equipment buyers by ensuring that pre-owned Komatsu equipment meets the latest and highest standards of quality, value, reliability and fuel efficiency before being offered for sale.
10-Stage Plan
Following a 10-stage quality service plan set down by Komatsu, all pre-owned equipment selected by McHale Plant Sales for sale under the scheme must pass a stringent inspection and evaluation process to be carried out by their Komatsu certified engineers.  In this, detailed information about the operating history of each machine will be fully checked against available Komatsu Komtrax data and service records.
All work equipment will be cleaned and greased and any required repairs, tune-ups, adjustments and refurbishments carried out before the machine is fully serviced with genuine Komatsu parts and oil. Only when the 10-stage programme is completed will the equipment receive a clean bill of health from Komatsu and be granted the ‘Komatsu Qualified’ stamp of approval.
The Komatsu Qualified Used Equipment 10-stage plan includes the overriding condition that the scheme applies only to standard Komatsu used equipment. With that in place, an initial assessment report is prepared to determine that the equipment will be suitable for sale under the Komatsu Qualified scheme. When approved, a detailed tune-up service is carried out including engine pressure, hydraulics, working speeds and valves checks. Oil samples are taken to determine any abnormal wear including final drives, swing and other engines and hydraulics checks.
The comprehensive inspection provided for under the plan will involve a thorough engine check and examination of all fluid levels, hydraulic system and transmission, cycle times and fuel settings, including a Komatsu oil and wear analysis to determine the condition of all major components.
Throughout, all necessary genuine Komatsu parts are fitted. Upon completion, the refurbished equipment is subjected to final testing before documented inspection and worksheet reports are submitted to Komatsu for approval. If no further abnormalities are identified, the Komatsu Qualified Used Equipment approval with appropriate warranty provision can be offered.
Described by McHale Plant Sales MD, Michael McHale as ‘one of the most innovative developments in the field of pre-owned equipment marketing’ the Komatsu Qualified scheme is intended to increase the value and reliability of used equipment whilst cutting operating costs. A stipulation is that only Komatsu Europe-appointed distributors can sell the machines with Komatsu warranty cover.’
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