Ellis notes that while most major components (engine, transmission, axles) are on a similar life cycle that can vary by the application. “Some applications may be harder on the axle or transmission. Really take a look at where your application gives the most wear and tear,” he advises. “There has to be some homework done on the contractor’s side to answer those questions.”
Swapping critical components with reman components can also provide an alternative to repairs and overhauls. Consider the example of a reman engine.
“Compared to an out-of-frame overhaul, installation time can be reduced by up to 70% for a replacement level engine and 50% for a long block engine,” says Metzger. “Because many of our remanufactured parts come ready to install, technicians can spend less time completing repairs or shop installs. The result is quicker turnaround and a higher level of equipment uptime for the customer.” ET