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o DOZER REBUILD PROGRAM 1715 rebuild. Cramblett has been with Columbus Equipment since 1979 and Pearch since 1981 so together they brought 70 years of experience to the project. Columbus Equipment did a great job. This showcases their capabilities in servicing these bulldozers Moore said. Mining dozers are a different kind of machine to look after and those guys certainly have the skills. The teardown and rebuild can be accomplished in about 800 hours Minnis said. In the process the sheet metal is taken off and the customer decides whether to replace it or repaint it. Technicians remove the compo- nents and replace them with a Komatsu-remanufactured engine power module and final drives which go on a new frame with a new cab and new side frames. The customer can also choose to have a new undercarriage quoted and installed. In all Komatsu created 23 different parts kits for the process. The Cadiz technicians were able to provide advice on how to tweak those parts kits noting any parts that might have been overlooked. Kenneth Skinner from the Cadiz parts department was also involved in that aspect of the project. The Cadiz team has expertise in the actual work- shop side of the overhaul and that was where their experience was critically important Moore said. They were able to make suggestions about our kits and strategy so that all our dealers will benefit from their improvements. They gave us guidance on how to make a factory-supported rebuild quicker and easier for the next distributor. It was very much a partnership approach. With the factory-supported rebuild program in place throughout North America customers with mining dozers now have a cost-effective option to keep their machines running for another 35000 or 40000 hours Moore noted. The Komatsu-supported rebuild program available through Columbus Equipment Company is similar to certified rebuild programs offered by other manufacturers and provides customers another reason to purchase Komatsu mining dozers Minnis said. Cramblett has been with Columbus Equipment since 1979 and Pearch since 1981 so together they brought 70 years of experience to the project. The Cadiz team has expertise in the actual workshop side of the overhaul and that was where their experience was critically important. Paul W. Moore VP Parts Sales Marketing Komatsu