Off road and heavy equipment services provide coating, finishing, part fabrication, processing, repair and maintenance, testing, manufacturing, and other engineering services to the off road and heavy equipment industry. Off road and heavy equipment products are machines, vehicles, and related systems that are designed for use on unpaved roads and construction sites. Typically, they are designed for off road driving or civil engineering tasks such as earth moving. Off road and heavy equipment services that specialize in military, highway construction, logging, or agricultural applications are also available.
Selecting Off Road and Heavy Equipment Services
Selecting off road and heavy equipment services requires an analysis of capabilities. Companies that perform coating and finishing may provide galvanizing, painting, spraying, and printing services to suppliers of off road and heavy equipment. Part fabrication involves the production of sheet metal, wire, glass, or fiberglass components for off road vehicles (ORVs) and construction equipment. Repair and maintenance companies that provide off road and heavy equipment services are also available. They perform preventive maintenance and routine repairs, as well as rebuilds and overhauls of off road and heavy equipment machines and vehicles.
Off road and heavy equipment services include many different companies that provide testing and manufacturing services. There are several types of testing services for off road and heavy equipment. They include product and component testing, nondestructive testing (NDT), material testing, and environmental exposure or climatics. Off road and heavy equipment services may also perform shock and vibration (dynamics) testing, flow and pressure (fluid dynamics) testing, chemical testing, or electrical and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing. Off road and heavy equipment services that provide wind tunnel testing, hydraulic and pneumatic testing, and environmental testing and analysis services are also available.
Some off road and heavy equipment services manufacture gears or electronic components and systems. Others fabricate cams or ceramic parts, or specialize in silicone molding. Off road and heavy equipment services that provide contract manufacturing are also available. Typically, contract manufacturing services provide parts and equipment on behalf of original equipment manufacturers (OEM). The design and brand name remain the property of the OEM. Contract manufacturing may involve a complete range of services from design and prototyping to final production, assembly, and quality assurance for completed products.