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Rebuilding components to maximize machine value

Cat® dealers from around the world invest in Component Rebuild Centers, where old, worn out components are rebuilt to meet Cat standards for durability and reliability.

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Top 10 contamination control activities

Keeping things clean: 10 things you can do to reap the benefits of contamination control

The steps mines can take to control contamination range from the straightforward — such as good housekeeping — to the less common, such as particle counting. The basic procedures focus on clean facilities, clean components, clean processes and clean fluids.

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ISSUE 6: The dangers of contamination: Modern systems demand clean fuel

It takes millions of liters of fuel every year to keep a mine site operational, and equipment manufacturers are constantly making more precise, efficient fuel delivery systems. That’s why contamination control is critical to a mine’s success. Even minor increases in the quality of fuel entering machines can improve efficiency, reduce waste and increase component life.

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ISSUE 4: Mining fleet achieves 100,000 hours and beyond: People and processes are key

When the first Cat® 793A started operating at Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold’s Sierrita open-pit mine in 1991, nobody on site expected they’d be seeing that same truck hard at work more than 15 years later. But that truck is just one of five 793s at Sierrita with more than 100,000 hours of service time. According to Sierrita’s staff, the key is a proactive maintenance process and careful selection of operators.

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ISSUE 2: Component Rebuild Centers: The flexibility of a service shop with the process consistency of a manufacturer

One of the best ways to increase the life of a machine is to rebuild components when they begin to wear. At Caterpillar’s Component Rebuild Centers, Cat dealers use a rigorous set of standards and processes to rebuild and test high-quality components that can significantly increase a customer’s machine life.

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