Buy OEM Tires for Your MEWP Fleet
by Genie On Mar 7, 2019, 03:00 AM
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Aftermarket parts may seem like a small part of your rental business, but they can have a big impact on your bottom line. Replacement components costs are individually small, but their impact on rental uptime is unquestionable. It is important to know that not all parts are created equal. Even if the parts share the same specs, counterfeit and generic competition parts can significantly increase lifetime cost of ownership of equipment, reducing their profitability.
One of the most commonly replaced parts on a mobile elevating platform (MEWP) is the tires. Tires play a big role in the performance and productivity of the machine. They influence the terrainability or the rideability of a MEWP, as well as the stability — tires are literally the foundation of stability for any MEWP.
When talking about tires, it’s not just a matter of grip – a replaced tire that is too hard or too soft will impact the way the machine contacts the ground, potentially affecting the stability of the load above. And, a replaced tire that weighs more or less than original equipment affects the machine’s counterbalance, which potentially impacts the machine’s load rating. In fact, tires are incorporated into the engineering, testing and certification of every Genie® MEWP product.
For this reason, we always recommend OEM tires. OEM tires come with a brand promise that you will get the right tire the first time, and every time, because you are buying from people who know these MEWPs better than anyone else. In addition to being designed specifically your MEWP fleet, OEM tires also offer:
- Excellent wear characteristics
- Non-marking compounds to protect indoor surfaces on the jobsite
Beyond tires, using OEM genuine parts will provide the best value over the life of your MEWP fleet and fit right every time so that you can maintain your machines’ factory specifications and performance. In general, using OEM parts, including tires, can net a higher return on investment through more uptime and reliability, as well as reduce the time it takes to make repairs because you are using the certified parts. Minimizing the downtime of routine maintenance and repair is one of the best ways to keep your MEWP fleet out on rent and making money.
One of the best ways to avoid premature parts failures and unexpected downtime is to use OEM genuine parts because they are tested and verified specifically for your MEWP fleet.
For more information, call (877) 367-5606 today and speak with a Genie Customer Service Representative about the advantages of using OEM parts for your MEWP fleet.