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Jomax Construction Company, Inc. is a family-founded mainline pipeline contractor for the oil and gas industry headquartered in Great Bend, Kansas with operating facilities in North Dakota, Colorado and Oklahoma.
Jomax Construction has opted for cost savings and downtime reduction to rebuild, rather than replace, their high-hour dozers. So, how exactly do you transform a dozer with 11,300 hours working in tough pipeline construction into a zero-hour, like-new machine? We invite you scroll this page to discover the steps the Foley Equipment Service team took to completely disassemble and rebuild this D7R from the ground up.
Be sure to check out the video footage that recaptures this remarkable Rebuild Journey.
Contact us at 888-970-9574 where you will be connected to a qualified representative that will be able to help tailor a rebuild solution to meet your specific business needs.
Jomax's Rebuild Journey
The rebuilt D7R's engine was upgraded to like-new performance and emissions standards and reconditioned with approximately 1,000 new and Cat Reman parts — then tested to ensure its quality, power and performance met owner expectations.
The dozer's transmission was rebuilt and upgraded to like-new condition, with components replaced with genuine Cat parts — renewing the performance of the entire power train.
PRECISION CUTTING EDGE BLADE
A key part of the D7R's rebuild was restoring life for worn cutting blades. The option to flip the edge helps ensure durability through multiple wear cycles.
The dozer's track group life was extended, and rotating and replacing worn parts helped balance undercarriage wear. Both contribute to improved performance and increased operator comfort.
REQUEST A REBUILD CONSULTATION. Contact us at 888-970-9574 where you will be connected to a qualified representative that will be able to help tailor a rebuild solution to your specific business needs.
UPGRADE FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGIES WHEN YOU REBUILD
Do you have an older piece of equipment that you’d like to keep using, but wish it had a few more modern technologies or conveniences? You’re in luck.
During a Cat® Certified Rebuild, which returns your end-of-life machine to like-new condition, you also have the opportunity to upgrade optional features to current standards. It’s a great way to improve equipment productivity, efficiency, comfort, serviceability or safety — or all of the above — at a much lower cost than buying a new machine.
WHY UPGRADE DURING A REBUILD?
We’re constantly updating Cat equipment to make it more productive, more comfortable, simpler to service and safer to operate. Depending on the age of the machine you want to rebuild, some of these features may not have been available when you first bought it. Or maybe you chose not to add certain options at the time of purchase, but realize now you’d like to have them.
A Cat Certified Rebuild is the ideal time to retrofit your equipment with these add-ons. Because your machine is already off the job and in the shop for the rebuild, no additional downtime is required.
WHAT UPGRADES ARE AVAILABLE?
Most anything available on today’s models can be retrofitted on a Cat Certified Rebuild machine. Here are just a few examples.
• For safety – backup cameras, LED or HID lighting and seat belt reminder systems
• For productivity and efficiency – onboard technology like grade control and payload monitoring
• For comfort and ease of operation – upgraded cabs, Cat Comfort Seats and ride control
• For serviceability – enhanced filtration, auto-lube systems, turbine pre-cleaners and electric priming pumps
FOLDING ACCESS LADDER KIT
Ease of maintenance was a priority for this dozer rebuild, so the owner chose to add a folding access ladder kit, providing service personnel with quicker, simpler access to the fuel tank.
TRACK SPADE & HOLDER KIT
Another serviceability upgrade on the rebuilt D7R was the addition of a track spade and holder kit, which allows for faster, easier undercarriage cleaning.
LED WORK LIGHTS PACKAGE
Upgrading the rebuilt dozer with LED work lights helps illuminate the surrounding area. That improves operating visibility, increases jobsite safety and adds productive work hours to the day.
UPGRADED BLUETOOTH RADIO
Upgrading the D7R's standard radio to a heavy-duty receiver equipped with Bluetooth technology isn't just a perk for operators — it also helps ensure they can stay connected even in rugged conditions and extreme environments.
WORK AREA VISION SYSTEM (WAVS)
The addition of WAVS on the rebuilt D7R also helps to enhance safety. Robust, closed-circuit cameras and an in-cab display combine to increase operator awareness of the work area.
PL542 PRODUCT LINK™ WITH VISIONLINK® SUBSCRIPTION
The rebuilt D7R now features Product Link™ hardware to collect and transmit machine data and includes a VisionLink® subscription that enables the owner to access custom data insights and reports on everything from dozer location and utilization to health and performance.