Completely rebuild your Cat machine, including your cab, with the latest model updates. With the Cat Certified Rebuild program, you get the latest engineering and technology with maximum performance once the rebuild is complete – at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Complete machine rebuilds include:

More than 350 tests and inspections

The automatic replacement of approximately 7,000 parts

Like-new machine warranty

Work by trained dealer service professionals

Genuine Cat

The Process

Your business depends on having the right equipment for the job. Here’s how we deliver like-new performance for a fraction of the cost of buying a new machine or power train.

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

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.

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.

Engineering Updates
Improvements introduced after the original date of manufacture are incorporated.

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

New Serial Number or 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.

Customer Evaluation You and your machine operators are the final step. The rebuild process is not complete until you are satisfied with the performance of the machine or power train in its working environment.

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.

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.

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.

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The rebuild process extends beyond a piece of rebuilt equipment. The value of your equipment increases with warranties and coverage from Caterpillar—and the support of the largest dealer and part distribution network in the world.

Certified Rebuild New parts warranty on all replaced parts and your choice of extended power train coverage:




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