USM expands reconditioning

By Euan Youdale16 September 2015

The paint booth at USM's new repair and reconditioning  facility in Cleburne, Texas, USA.

The paint booth at USM's new repair and reconditioning facility in Cleburne, Texas, USA.

US Markets Inc. (USM), a wholesale lifting rental, sales and reconditioning specialist, has expanded its repair and reconditioning services with a new facility in Cleburne, Texas, USA. It joins two others in Gallatin, Tennessee and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Cleburne facility provides reconditioning of booms, scissor lifts, telehandlers and carry deck cranes, as well as heavy repairs for other types of construction equipment from national rental fleets.

The reconditioning process includes complete dismantling, replacement of hydraulic and electrical systems, evaluations of the engine and other updates specific to the type of equipment. For example wear pads are replaced on boom lifts and drive motors are replaced on scissor lifts. A Certificate of Reconditioning and standard warranty is provided with all reconditioned equipment.

“Reconditioning is an economical option for many fleet owners. At a fraction of the cost of buying new, the life of older lifting equipment can often be extended by as much as five years,” said Mike Ferguson, Cleburne facility manager.

The 50000 square foot facility on 14 acres and features a large semi down draft paint booth, for larger equipment or longer booms without the need to turn the machine around.

The current facility only encompasses one-eighth of the entire under roof space available at the industrial complex. “We are positioned for growth and have the capability of adding more service bays, use parts sales and distribution, and other services,” said Mr Ferguson.

USM is now seeking additional technicians.

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