Fixing Versus Replacing Old Worn Parts

11/15/2017 2:31:12 PM by Carissa Shaul


When to Replace Worn Parts Rather than Fixing Them

When you buy a tractor you spend a lot of time researching your purchase. The hope is that you can use this machine or piece of equipment for decades to come, however, in most instances this isn’t feasible due to wear and tear/costly repairs and constantly evolving machine technology. Rather than constantly repairing parts that are breaking down you can replace them with fully functioning used parts from saving yourself time and money

Eating Up Your Budget

Repairs are costly, especially when you have to do them regularly. From covering the costs of parts and labor, your overall repair budget can easily get inflated. Yet, without a working machine you are stuck in limbo and unable to perform the tasks needed to make the money…to pay for the repairs. See the cycle you are caught up in? If this sounds like you, then it’s time to consider replacing breaking down parts with new or used parts that are more reliable.

Costing You in Down Time

Along the same line as repairs, every time you can’t complete a job or have to shut down for the day, you are losing out to down time. Being unable to run a piece of equipment decreases your ability to keep your business running. When your employees can’t do the job they were hired for, they end up losing hours and you potentially lose your experienced workers to competitors.


Now that the season is winding down, it is a great time to tackle those lingering equipment repairs. Jump on those nagging equipment issues while they are still fresh in your mind. Putting things off will only shorten the time you have to search and also have parts shipped to you. In the off-season parts dealers may have more time and are more motivated to sell parts, this could mean better pricing and better availability for you.

Maybe the best reason, you'll have one less thing to worry about while you are enjoying your winter vacation.