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'As New' Checklist

Prospective purchasers of “as new” construction machinery from auction houses or from overseas sources need to be aware of the potential pitfalls in purchasing these machines outside of the authorised OEM channels.

These potential pitfalls include non-compliance with Australian safety and environmental compliances, limited or no warranty coverage and limited parts availability when imported machines are different to those imported by authorised OEM distributors.

OEM’s have a number of different machine specifications with those built for the Australian market having the highest safety, environmental and machine monitoring and maintenance specifications such as ROPS cabs, hose-burst protection and Tier II or Tier III low-emission engines.

Some ”as new” internationally sourced machines may have a different specification to those built for the Australian market resulting in a lack of coverage for spare parts in the event of machine breakdown or component failure. While these parts can be sourced from the overseas factory the time taken to import these parts may prove to be very costly in terms of machine downtime.

CMEIG has developed a checklist for end-users who are thinking of purchasing an “as-new” or low-hour machine either from offshore or at local auctions. This checklist outlines important questions that potential buyers should be asking before they purchase or bid for a particular machine.

Here is the checklist.

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As New Checklist

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