any other place to buy maintenance parts/fluids besides dealer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bruno_rs, May 29, 2009.

  1. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    hey all,

    i've got an older komatsu excavator (pc220lc-3) we use, every so often, on our small tree farm. it's apparent, some @$$hole dumped sand/gravel in the hydro tank. thankfully she didn't run too long, before i suspected something was wrong. good thing i stopped, cause the filter caved in on itself and almost got sucked into the system.

    called the dealer (binder machinery/so. plainfield nj) and said the dump pump filter is $90. the filter is small (3 X 3/4 inch) and looks like some of the filters i've changed in smaller landscape equipment. i realize everything about heavy equipment is big $ BUT are there any other places you all get maintenance parts from, at a more reasonable price... or am i stuck paying 90 bucks for a 15 buck part?

    thanks, looking forward to hearing from you all. have a good one.
  2. jasonjohnston79

    jasonjohnston79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    If you have a Napa Parts close by, I would give them a try.
    Take serial # from the machine and they should be able to help.
  3. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    hey jason,

    thanks for your reply... i'll give them a call. hope all is well. have a good one.

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