It is the nature of all things to eventually need repair. Parts get worn out or break from regular use and you must get it replaced in order to complete your project. Although Caterpillar machines are high quality, they are not immune from this fact of life. It may take them longer and a lot of rough handling for them to break down but eventually you will have to make repairs to your machines. However, it usually is a simple matter of finding the correct parts and getting them installed on your machine. There are several different ways you can find Caterpillar equipment parts, all of which are fairly easy.
The first place you should go for Caterpillar equipment parts is to your local dealership. You will need to find one with a service department who can actually make repairs for you. This is probably the easiest way to go because you can take the equipment in, have the service tech repair the machine, and then be about your business without having to mess with the minute details of repair. If you don’t know where there is a service station near you, you can go to the Cat website to look it up.
If you are too far away from a Cat service station or you would rather fix the machine yourself, then your next best resource for Caterpillar equipment parts is to order them directly from Cat through their website. They have an online parts books where you can look up the parts you need. They also sell several part types including brand new, used, or reconditioned. Getting the parts you need from the website is probably the next best thing to going directly to a dealership. If you need assistance, you can also call and talk to a customer service agent or post a message in their user forums.
The last place where you can look for Caterpillar equipment parts are third party retailers like used parts stores. You can find them both online and offline. The benefit to using an online store is that they will ship the parts you need directly to you. You don’t have to live close to them in order to pick up the parts yourself as you would a local store. Whichever you use, be certain to stick with reputable companies that sell high quality parts to avoid problems down the line.