Al-Bahar rebuilds Cat 980G wheel loader for Al Fahjan Transportation & General Contracting

The Cat Certified Rebuild programme gives used Cat machines a second life at a fraction of the cost of a new machine


Al-Bahar has rebuilt and delivered a Cat 980G wheel loader to it UAE-based customer Al Fahjan Transportation & General Contracting.

One of the specialties of this particular rebuild was the inclusion of the new Cat Advansys tips and adapter system – the highest standard in hammerless ground engaging tool (GET).

Yousef Al-Lahham, GET & undercarriage manager, Al-Bahar, said: “Along with this rebuilt machine – 980G, we have converted 176 machines to the Advansys systems over the last nine months, and the results show a big difference and exceed our customers’ expectations. With the Advansys system, we have achieved a 50 to 75% reduction in the tip change downtime because it is easy to remove and easy to install (hammerless system) and we have achieved 10-30% longer tip life compare to other brands.”

Offering a like-new machine with a like-new warranty, the Cat Certified Rebuild programme helps a Cat machine owner benefit from the multiple lives designed into Cat machines and components at a fraction of the cost of buying new. In most worn-out machines, the chassis and other heavy and expensive parts such as transmission housing and engine block are often as good as new. Instead of disposing them as scrap, they could be built on a new machine with the cost of only replaced parts, thus saving costs.

Currently, Al-Bahar offers the following five Certified Rebuilds programmes comprising machine rebuild, powertrain rebuild, hydraulic rebuild, engine rebuild (for power systems) and machine component rebuild (engine, transmission & torque convertor).

Abdallah Mustafa, CI Segment Manager, Al-Bahar, said: “Cat Certified Rebuild is a solution that allows us to travel back in time and bring back the old machine to a condition similar to when it was delivered to the customer. In other words, it is a process that enables us to utilize the multiple lives built in the machine.”

Every certified rebuild program starts with a complete machine inspection, followed by a complete disassembly, and rebuilt process to include all Cat product updates. More than 350 tests and inspections plus the automatic replacement of parts, ensure the same high level of quality as a new Cat machine.

“It is not another repair or service job, it is a completely different type of product offering we have at Al-Bahar. There are specific technical procedures, quality checks, part lists and updates that are required to be submitted to Caterpillar for each machine. As a result, the machine will receive a new serial/product identification number, authenticating that this machine has been certified from Cat. The CCR allows our customers to enjoy the full second life of the machine. A rebuilt machine not only looks new but also most importantly performs like a new machine and comes with an extended warranty,” added Abdallah. 

In addition to certified rebuilds, Al-Bahar after-sales offerings include an array of solutions helping customers enhance every aspect of their operation, enabling them to work faster and more efficiently. 

Hazem Dib, product support marketing manager, said: “We have dedicated ten engineers in Abu Dhabi to provide a consultancy for our customers on how to achieve the maximum productivity while reducing owning and operating costs. Our team helps our customers through site visits and equipment inspections, supporting their needs on different aspects whether they are customer service agreements or tailored solution offerings based on their specific needs. We keep most of the required parts available in our parts inventory, and our customers can access their price and availability 24 X 7 through our online channel”

Al-Bahar has announced an exclusive offer in collaboration with Cat Finance on parts and service financing solutions. Customers can now avail of an aggressive interest rate for the Certified Rebuild, for as low as 0% for 13 months, 0.5% for 18 months, and 0.99% for 24 months.

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