motor grader warranty

Used motor graders in South Africa represent potential savings – but also significant risk – for buyers. That's why it's so important to get a warranty.

There's no fool-proof way to ensure that a used grader hasn't been damaged or compromised in some way (beyond having it reconditioned by KH Plant, that is).

Unfortunately, damage isn't necessarily visible. It also isn't always detectable when you first start operating the machine. Quick "fixes" by the original owner or simple fate can prevent a problem from manifesting until later on.

In the case of a secondhand grader, there may be no recourse for the buyer once a problem becomes apparent.

The benefits of a motor grader warranty

Ensuring your motor grader has a warranty will save you headaches down the road. There are clear benefits to having a motor grader warranty.

Reduced repair costs

Breakages or malfunctions can happen any time. Warranties usually cover the replacement of vital parts so those costs don’t have to come out of your pocket. Parts for specialised equipment can come with hefty price tags, so this is a surprise expense you don’t want to shoulder.

Reduced downtime

Without a warranty, repairs usually have to be put off until the money for parts can be found. This has the knock-on effect of reducing productivity, causing more cash-flow issues and fewer funds to cover much-needed repairs.

Higher quality parts and service

Having a warranty to cover replacement parts means you don’t have to find the cheapest and lowest quality spares to cut costs. This results in a better repair job and fewer breakdowns or downtime in the future.

Improved resale value

If you want to sell your motor grader being able to provide a full maintenance and repair history with high-quality parts will improve your machine’s resale value and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Second-hand or reconditioned – which is safer?

Buying a used motor grader on the second-hand market is always a bit of a gamble. Even an experienced user or mechanic can end up buying a dud. But used motor graders are more affordable and can have many years of life left in them, so what’s the alternative?

Fortunately, there’s the option of buying a reconditioned motor grader. This is a used or second-hand motor grader that has been thoroughly reconditioned or rebuilt to ensure there are no hidden defects or damage.

In fact, a reconditioned motor grader operates and performs like a new machine but without the massive price tag. Best of all, reconditioned or rebuilt motor graders from KH Plant come with a warranty.

Reconditioned used motor graders in South Africa

At KH Plant, we specialise in restoring used Caterpillar motor graders (including Caterpillar 140G, 140H and 140K models) to as-new condition – so you can get the benefits of a new motor grader at a fraction of the cost of a new machine.

All our graders come with a machine warranty and a warranty on the power train. Contact us for more information or to discuss your needs.

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