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Now In-Stock: Volvo® Construction Equipment Parts

Posted by Carly Wallace

Mar 11, 2015 9:00:21 AM

American Crane & Tractor Parts is pleased to announce we now offer new aftermarket parts for Volvo® Construction Equipment IN STOCK in our Dallas, TX warehouse. After carefully analyzing the North American population of Volvo® articulated trucks and wheel loaders, we have stocked a wide range of high quality parts for the most popular machines and applications.

We bring a new option for operations running Volvo® equipment. And with Dallas being at the confluence of four major interstate highways, we can put parts in to the hands of fleet mechanics throughout most of the US in 1-2 days.

Our best in the industry ordering system provides the fastest and easiest way to check pricing and availability. Additionally, the ACTP sales team is the most knowledgeable in the industry and are ready to assist you with your Volvo® Construction Equipment parts.

As our mission statement is “to deliver a high quality product from the most trusted, service oriented and resourceful people in the replacement parts industry.” We are excited to deliver on this promise to the hard working individuals and businesses who spend their days in the cabs of Volvo® equipment.

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Topics: Aftermarket Parts, Haul Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Wheel Loaders, Product Offerings, Service, Volvo

Balancing The Heavy Equipment Needs Of The Mining Industry

Posted by Carly Wallace

Jul 10, 2014 4:11:00 PM

Lowell Snow, ACTP’s resident mining expert with over 40 years of experience in heavy equipment, has said, “Managing a fleet of machines in mining requires a balancing act between time, cost, and quality.  Everyone from the equipment operators, mechanics, and purchasing managers have to work hand-in-hand with one another to anticipate problems that could lead to downtime.”

The three factors Lowell describes (time, cost, and quality) are all interconnected. Let’s take a closer look:



Machine downtime on a mine site reduces productivity of the operation as a whole until the equipment is up and running again.  Whether it is planned maintenance or an unplanned breakdown, with the size and complexity of the equipment it can take days to perform even simple repairs. 

When a machine (i.e. a wheel loader) becomes inoperable, the operation will see a significant decrease in productivity (and revenue) until it is back scooping and loading product. Since revenue is being lost for every hour the machine is not operating, fleet managers must try to minimize the amount of time to fix the machine.

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Topics: Aftermarket Parts, Mining, Haul Trucks, Operation Management, Heavy Equipment, Wheel Loaders, Wet Brake Applications, Productivity, Brake Systems