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Old 05-24-2010, 12:15 PM
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Good luck with getting CEG's service department to service that thing or even supply parts. People who import do not support the industrry, how do dealers put parts on the shelf if they dont sell the unit and why should they employ to service a unit not sold by them. there is no money in service unless you sell the unit due to the small numbers sold here. then when terex pulsl out of Australia where does that leave you!
I dont see hows there is no money in service. Going rates here range from 60-95 an hour per tech guy.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:40 PM
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The difference is wages here are so much higher than over there. A fitter here cost 38 to 40 per hr plus superanuation, insurances, then you have fixed overheads like rent, power which is high,vehicle costs and on it goes. Service here is a necessary evil which is funded by capital equipment sales.

Then you cant keep fitters for the above as the mines pay them 150k per year, so why waste a limited resourse on people who do not support your business.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:43 PM
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Also from what i hear Terex are cutting any dealer in the US who exports machines, this may be why you see dealers dropping off.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:44 PM
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Terex seems to be contracting in size. I am curious how strong their commitment to ASV is? They are looking like the SS Minnow (thats the ship on Gilligan's Island for those who missed that time frame) right now, tossing short lines over the side.
I guess I don't see it that way. Terex is still one of only two US companies in the top 10 in the world (#7), the other being CAT (#1). CNH dropped from #8to 18th last year, and Fiat announced April 21st that they are spinning them off from their automotive group (more attractive for potential buyers?) Deere dropped from 10th to 14th.

It was announced that Terex will be releasing a complete range of skid steers near the end of the year. I personally think that Terex is reorganizing their dealer network by getting rid of their weak dealers.

Look at the concentration of equipment they will have once the skids come out- SSL/CTL/mini-ex/telehandlers/backhoes/compact wheel loaders/rollers/light towers/those site dumper things. That line-up rivals anyone elses compact line-up. If they can build the brand and the dealer network they will be in good shape. Just my opinion.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:28 PM
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Just wanted to say that I do appreciate the value offered by and risks faced by dealers. For new gear with warranty & a hard life- I would not go anywhere else but for used which is going to have an easy life for the rest of its time it is the way to go. I maintain most of my own equipment including toro 580d with cab & a/c, 455d groundsmasters, cat 416c backhoe, takehuci excavator, all terrain forklift and various farm tractors, trucks and equipment, then I have a qualified local Cat technician to help with those jobs that are beyond me.

Wear parts, maintenance, consumables & licensing/inspections is typically 1-2 times the initial purchase cost of any working machine through its useful life, parts suppliers are very aware of this and will happily work with those who pay on time everytime. In my experience they have more issues with people who they have to chase for payment every time rather than with those who bought their machine from someone else. Cutting these owners off would be not supporting the industry & its low volumes rather than the other way around.
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