#RailKing will be @GEAPSExchange in St Louis with their Rail King RK330 G5, destined for Canada with H. Broer Equipment.
February 21-24, 2015
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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We are looking for good Used railcar movers, Rail King, Trackmobile or Shuttlewagon. We will look at lease returns or trade-in units, in any condition.
Our website is not a broker style, we are the buyers and direct retailer for the equipment shown on our used equipment page. Our expectation is to buy machines, repair as needed, rebuild or remanufacture as requested and offer good value for your budget. If you are looking for a used machine, we have a few units in stock, some haven’t made it on the website, and if in demand, may not make it at all.
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Often online you will see machine listed as claimed Remanufactured or Rebuilt railcar movers, don’t be fooled by a plain used machine. Customers can easily be swayed by a machine that has been rebuilt or remanufactured because they feel the machine has been fixed, or upgraded to the point that they will not need to expect repairs when the unit arrives at their location. It should be ready to work! Regardless when past rebuild or repairs happened, this should have be completed currently, one -five-ten years ago does not count. Here is what I view as the level of condition or what qualifies as rebuilt or remanufactured:
Used – Seller is not going to repair or rebuild the machine, it is sold like it sits, in an as is condition. This typically is the case on units that are at the end of their life with a particular customer they don’t want to spend the money to fix it or the operation cost is too high for their liking. The machine is going to be worn out, damaged, have leaks, need engine work, whatever…. Just be aware that it is not expected to be 100%. This is the lowest cost level of used machines, often from owner direct or a dealer trade-in. Unlikely has warranty. Buyer Beware, inspect the machine personally.
Qualified – The unit has been inspected and all issues have been repaired. This machine should work 100%. It does not mean that the engine/transmission have been rebuilt, it just means it runs when you start it. Smoke or rough shifting could still be a problem, hydraulics may not be the best but it all works. Dealers should at least sell at this level to end users. If the unit comes with warranty it is likely a 30-60-90days on parts or something on the lighter side. Buyer Beware, inspect the machine personally.
Rebuilt – A claim of a rebuilt machine is at least this, some dealers have higher expectations:
Remanufactured – This is a tough claim, and most used machines do not have this completed, unless the machine is worth the treatment and the market will hold its value. Remanufacturing a machine is very labour intensive and uses lots of shop space. Here is a quick summary of what happens, often the list is pages long: