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I have 5 how many ya'll have

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by twr, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. twr

    twr Well-Known Member

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    Cat, Volvo, New Holland, JCB, Case all waiting on parts. I would always tell people to buy Cat you can have anything you need in the morning but that's gone too. There still better than the rest up here. It's like there forcing small guys out and others to buy new rather than waiting. It seems a lot of things nothing to be 8 or 9 weeks out.
     
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  2. twr

    twr Well-Known Member

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    Sorry 6 been waiting on Deere/Hitachi so long I forgot.
     
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  3. funwithfuel

    funwithfuel Senior Member

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    Parts.....
    Sorry, not my department :p
     
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  4. Mobiltech

    Mobiltech Senior Member

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    It seems the parts supply business has become more about profits and less about uptime. There was a time where the customers satisfaction was important.
     
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  5. Birken Vogt

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    I once waited months for Cummins engine parts with an engine sitting taken apart and customer waiting. They said they would have them by October, well October came and went, then it was January, well that happened too. I think it was rings and some valves. I don't think they ever got them in to this day because by then I had discovered another guy that had bought up old stock but not well advertised.

    Since the corporate takeover of their local distributors those guys have gone from being my favorite back in the day to the absolute worst in a number of ways.
     
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  6. Fourtencustoms

    Fourtencustoms Well-Known Member

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    I am after a water pump pulley from Takeuchi. I want the smaller pulley so my water pump spins a little faster. Cannot get a "local" dealer to call me back to save my soul from hell. Seems a single pulley just is not worth their time.
    I will keep trying.
    Sometimes its good, I mean I can send out one email looking for a yanmar engine and for the next three weeks I get quote after quote from used parts guys all over the country....but its so hit or miss anymore. If its not on Amazon or Ebay, its like it doesn't exist or you have to go to the moon to get it.
     
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  7. twr

    twr Well-Known Member

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    I needed Volvo ductile bucket link [I have changed several of these around here] it was 12 weeks out. it was a new enough unit he made 2 payments on it while it sat def pumps whole nother story along with shipping from anybody.
     
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  8. farmerlund

    farmerlund Senior Member

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    Yep its the same with AG parts. almost every thing is mail order. Half the time they don't even have shovels and bolts for chisel plows and cultivators. And they sell hundreds if not thousands of them a year.
     
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  9. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

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    With the aforementioned company, it is like they are trying to wrap up all parts and service within their own network and only their guys service and sell parts for their machines.

    But then they don't keep the parts in stock, and their own mechanics and technicians, who should be the cream of the crop, know less than the owner of the machine about how to fix it.
     
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  10. twr

    twr Well-Known Member

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    I had a JRB quick coupler off excavator asked parts guy for break because it had bushings in pin holes he advised me to buy a new coupler that must have been done in a butcher shop. I just told him ok and by. Wanted to tell him he was talking to head butcher. Little measuring bushings are on the way from Cat.
     
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    brings to mind a response I got ( from a parts manager of all people). I requested a part which should have been a regular stocking item and he said " jeez, I never sold one of those before". well, I said, you would have sold one if you had it.
     
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  12. Old Doug

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    What is bad is when you need something for a KW and there parts guy cant even tell you when he can get one but some how Orielys gets me the part over night but Orielys cant get me a part for a Chevy. One thing that hurts me is being so fare from any parts supplyers alot of times it helps being face to face with old part in hand.
     
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  13. JD955SC

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    “Lean manufacturing”/Six Sigma is killing parts stocking. The manufacturers don’t want to pay inventory tax (an utterly stupid tax) nor for warehouse space.
     
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  14. twr

    twr Well-Known Member

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    That's one thing we are lucky to have is a Car Quest dealer it's three brothers that give a $hit if they can find it you will have it tomorrow
     
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    I've heard the same JD, that with the fact that demand is just outpacing the supply in this bustling economy.
     
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    I have 10!!!

    Oh , wait, you were talking about pieces of yellow iron :D
     
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  17. twr

    twr Well-Known Member

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    OUR AG STORE WENT FROM MOM AND POP HAD A COUPLE STORES 29 STORE COSTERMER SERVICE LONG GONE ONLY THING YOU CAN COUNT ON GETTING IS A BAD ATTITUDE.
     
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    We usually have anywhere up to a dozen machines waiting parts at any one time. It doesn't help that logisitcally-speaking we're at the end of one of the longest cul-de-sacs in the World. Some of our kit has been known to wait up to 6 months for parts.
     
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  19. 92U 3406

    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    Parts have become a complete joke IMO. Lost count of how many times I've had jobs held up waiting on one stupid little part that is common to several machines. Yet there's no availability on it or there are only 3 in the entire country.
     
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  20. twr

    twr Well-Known Member

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    I waited a year on a hood for ingersoll rand roller dealer told me there was like 70 on back order and there made 20 miles from dealer.
     
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