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Discussion of leases and MARCs

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by catken, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. CAT793

    CAT793 Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Some Machine Types will not be sold to a customer without the provisions of an MPA.

    Lots of comments above are completely missing the benefits of a well run MARC. Consider the $$$ of 30x 240T all arriving for PCR at the same time and trying to do a Budget, Labour, Components, GET, Bodies, Tyres, Warranty, Updates and round the clock labour support.
  2. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    G..G..G..Granville.........!! Fetch your cloth.
    Oi....... have you been sitting in one of my recent budget meetings ....??

    17 x 200T trucks all coming up for PCR this year. Planning (& budget) nightmare for which our Planning Dept well & truly dropped the ball.
  3. alco

    alco Senior Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Yep, that's what planning does all right! We don't seem to have any planning departments. Ours are more like lack of planning departments.
  4. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
    The thing I notice in this thread about MARCs is that the people apparently using them in private industry are not in the United States. I'll modify my opinion of a MARC program a little bit and say that unless your company is huge and you have a profit margin that will support that program and you have a dealer that will actually support it to the letter of the contract, a MARC program is best left on paper. A short term project with big iron and personnel constraints might justify hiring an outside entity to do your maintenance. But actually you can do the same thing by buying block labor directly from your dealer and stocking your own service materials and parts. You also have to remember that you are on the hook for any safety training or special materials that your contractor may need to legally work on the site and you might also be on the hook for any problems or accidents even though a contractor caused it. In other words you still need your own representative to monitor and direct the program so you really haven't gained anything. I look at these types of things like the local bolt salesman that comes in to stock your bins. When he is getting ready for a vacation, your bins are overflowing and your bill reflects his imminent trip to a warm comfortable climate.