Cat Certified Machine Rebuilds

Certified Rebuilds

Cat® Certified Rebuilds

Built to be rebuilt - Save up to 40% compared to buying a new machine

Rebuild your machine so it’s practically new again with our Cat Certified Rebuild (CCR) program. Rebuilds are significantly cheaper than buying new, and you get a machine with the latest technology, Cat genuine parts – including a cab, performance testing and an updated warranty.

Cat® Certified Rebuilds include:


So you’ve decided to save thousands and complete a Cat® Certified Rebuild. Great choice – but what does that actually mean? Let’s take a look at our 10-step process to get you a ‘like-new’ machine that’s ready to work.

Step 1: Inspection/Evaluation

We perform fluid analysis, visual inspections and review maintenance/fluid analysis services to develop a customised rebuild plan and cost estimate. Certified Rebuild includes more than 350 tests and inspections; Certified Power Train, up to 200.

Step 2: Disassembly

Your machine or power train is disassembled. All hoses, belts, seals, gaskets, bearings, knobs, wiring, switches and gauges will be replaced with new parts. Remaining parts are inspected and measured against strict reusability guidelines. Parts that don’t meet the guidelines are replaced with new or Cat Reman parts— or reconditioned to meet specifications. Approximately 7,000 parts are replaced in machines; 3,000 in power trains.

Step 3: Reconditioning

This includes work not typically included in an overhaul. Frames are examined and, if necessary, straightened, welded and reinforced. Worn linkage pins and shaft bearings are replaced. Hydraulic systems are returned to their original levels of performance, reliability and cleanliness, meeting ISO 18/15. Electronic control modules and software are replaced.

Step 4: Engineering Updates

Improvements introduced after the original date of manufacture are incorporated.

Step 5: Repainting

Your machine is repainted. Model identity graphics are applied. And a Cat Certified Rebuild decal is issued.

Step 6: New Serial Number of Product Identification Number

Certified Rebuild machines receive a new serial number or product identification number. The number identifies your machine and entitles you to a like-new standard warranty. An additional bonus: Certified Rebuild machines tend to capture significantly higher resale values.

Step 7: Customer Evaluation

Now it’s to you and your operator for evaluation. The rebuild process is not complete until you are satisfied with the performance of the machine or power train in its working environment.

Step 8: Power Train Tests

The engine, fuel system, transmission, torque converter, differential, final drives and radiator are inspected, reconditioned and updated with new or qualified parts. Each component is thoroughly bench tested before reinstallation.

Step 9: Reassembly

All critical torques, clearances and pressure settings are maintained and recorded during reassembly. Engine wiring harnesses are always replaced. Other wiring is replaced on full machine rebuilds only.

Step 10: Performance Testing

Quality control includes testing. Standard tests include: turbocharger boost, throttle response, stall speed rpm, transmission and steering clutch response, and hydraulic and pilot relief valve pressures. Contamination control procedures ensure the unit meets total system cleanliness of ISO 18/15. Instrument and operational testing ensure field and shop performance levels match.


To learn more about Cat® Certified Rebuilds, call 0800 328 5597 or send us a note:


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