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Help with aftermarket parts research

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Anshul, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Anshul

    Anshul New Member

    Nov 8, 2019

    I am a freelancer and am posting to ask for help. My boss has asked me to do some research on the aftermarket parts for construction equipment. I am new to the industry and was not able to find much info online. I was hoping someone on this forum could help me.

    I have some questions on the industry that I believe an industry insider would be able to answer (e.g., who are the major players, how they find customers, etc.).

    And as a thank you, I will donate $20 to a charity of your choice.

    Would someone be able to help? I will not take more than 15 minutes of your time.

    I sincerely appreciate your time and help.

  2. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
    You are asking a pretty generic question. There is no single source for all aftermarket parts. You have to ask for specific things. You do that by providing a specific machine, usually by make, model and serial number and then ask about a specific part. An example might be a D8H, 46A31320 and your looking for a used or rebuilt head. If you are looking at trucks, it gets even more specific. Say you want a differential for a Kenworth truck, you are likely to have to find the tag on the axle and provide all the numbers off of it.
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  3. skata

    skata Senior Member

    May 10, 2007
    Just Google the part numbers.
  4. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Hermann, Missouri
    Want cheap usually end up changing lots of parts, want reliable pay pretty high but not necessarily OEM rate are a few reliable aftermarket providers but have to shop and inspect, want repeatability and decent pricing shop around to OEM Suppliers for volume discounts.