Equipment Inspections in China

Used machines from China?

For a while we have done used equipment inspections in China. However, since we figured out most of the offered items are in bad condition we stopped our activities there..

Can we recommend buying used machines from China?

In the last five years we tried several times setting up an inspection schedule for our customers, especially from Africa. In Shanghai and other places in China used heavy machines are often advertsied for very low prices. We don't think China is a place where you can find good excavators or wheel loaders in for comparably low prices. A couple of times we found even used graders, labeled as Caterpillar-machines. In each case we figured out the graders are not from CAT at all. An old-fashioned Chinese copy or licensed product was offered as genuie. For that reason we have stopped all machinery inspections in China. We had always a big effort, high telephone cost and time consuming investigations just to find scam.

What would be our recommendation?

Use your brain and find out if an offer can be real. Have them to send legible pictures of serial number plate from machine chassis and from engine. Ask a machine manufacturers (Caterpillar, Komatsu, Terex, Hitachi) office if the given serial number is an original or not. Send someone for inspection before you pay.

Where to find machines?

Search for machines at well-known websites only or ask a local supplier. On Machinerytrader or Machineryzone is plenty of equipment listed.

Related services of Mevas

We offer crane inspections in many European countries. Mevas has enginers available for inspection of rock drill equipment and for all kind of trucks. We have experience with concrete pumps and forestry equipment.

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