Bramco Launches The Rebuild Center Division

📅   Mon January 16, 2017 - Midwest Edition #1


This Komatsu WA600-6 wheel loader is in the process of a complete teardown.
This Komatsu WA600-6 wheel loader is in the process of a complete teardown.
This Komatsu WA600-6 wheel loader is in the process of a complete teardown. This Komatsu WA600-6 wheel loader is prepped for paint.
This remanufactured Komatsu WA600-6 wheel loader stands ready to head back to work. Garratt Dykes, director of The Rebuild Center, oversees operations. This Sennebogen 825 mobile material handler has been remanufactured and is ready to go back into service.

Bramco recently held an open house event at the company's newly launched The Rebuild Center division, located at Bramco's headquarters location in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was attended by both Brandeis and Power Equipment customers as well as manufacturing representatives from the company's equipment lines and was held to showcase the operation's capabilities.

Spearheaded by Garratt Dykes, The Rebuild Center director, the division operates as a distinct business unit within Bramco and has a dedicated facility in Louisville. The facility features 18,650 sq. ft. of workspace outfitted with overhead cranes, an engine dynamometer, hydraulic test stand, press and it is fully equipped with line boring and expert welding capabilities. The company's paint facility also is put into service for The Rebuild Center. As Dykes, who started with Brandeis as a shop foreman, explains it, for contractors seeking alternatives to replacing aging machines, a rebuild — when done correctly — is an extremely cost effective and viable solution.

The Rebuild Center offers three levels of service for a wide variety of construction, material handling and mining equipment with all work conducted by a staff of eight trained technicians.

Refurbish Service:

• Machines inspected by The Rebuild Center personnel

•The Rebuild Center provides customer with an estimate

• Routine updates provided to the customer

• Disassembly/reassembly for transfer as well as hauling performed on a time and materials basis

• Major components repaired

• Wire harnesses, hoses and cab internals repaired as necessary

• Work backed by a 90-day warranty

• Parts backed by manufacturer's mandated warranty

Rebuild Service:

• Machines inspected by The Rebuild Center personnel

• The Rebuild Center provides customer with an estimate

• Routine updates provided to the customer

• Disassembly/reassembly for transfer as well as hauling performed on a time and materials basis

• Major components repaired or replaced

• All wire harnesses, hoses replaced

• All cylinders rebuilt or replaced and tested

• Frame and body damage repaired to factory specification

• Work backed by a 180-day or 2,500 hour warranty (whichever occurs first)

• Parts backed by manufacturer's mandated warranty

Remanufactured Service:

• Machines inspected by The Rebuild Center personnel

• The Rebuild Center provides customer with an estimate

• Routine updates provided to the customer

• Disassembly/reassembly for transfer as well as hauling performed on a time and materials basis

• Major components replaced

• All wire harnesses, hoses replaced

• All cylinders replaced

• Frame and body damage repaired to factory specification

• Work backed by a 180-day or 2,500 hour warranty (whichever occurs first)

• Parts backed by manufacturer's mandated warranty

To date, the machines serviced by The Rebuild Center have included a combination of contract work for end users and speculative units for Brandeis and Power Equipment. Much of the work has involved a complete tear down to the frame and rebuild to original condition. -CEG

For more information, visit http://www.bramco.com.