Everything old is good as gold: when second-hand makes “cents”

An example of a rebuilt Caterpillar AD55B ejector truck from EMS Group

EMS Group is responding to strong demand for equipment as customers seek to replace ageing fleets and invest in additional machines in response to improved market conditions.

And savvy operations are seeking quality second-hand options over new in the interests of affordability and efficiency.

“In the mining industry it’s vital to keep things running smoothly, productively and profitably,” EMS Group Director Tom Cavanagh said.

EMS Group has one of the largest selections of underground mining equipment in Australia, with access to teams of highly skilled tradespeople and distribution points in east and west coast locations.

“Our clients often find they can get a ground-up rebuilt machine quicker and more competitively priced than by buying new,” Mr Cavanagh said.

Ten major rebuilds were delivered by EMS Group in 2016/17 – and it’s already exceeded that number in the third quarter of 2017/18.

A rebuild underway at the EMS Group workshop
Four major rebuilds underway in one of the 10 bays at EMS Group’s Dubbo workshop