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Cat® Equipment that Never Stops Performing

By: Brittney
December 9, 2021



40-year-old Cat equipmentRidge QuarryAfter Vincent Neiswonger, President and Owner of Neiswonger Construction, Inc., acquired a new limestone quarry in Saltsburg, Pa., two years ago, he had full expectations to purchase new equipment to keep the plant up and running. After close examination, however, Neiswonger realized the 40-year-old Cat® equipment he acquired with the plant worked just as good.

With the original paint—Beckwith Machinery stickers and all—Neiswonger and his crew still operate wheel loaders, an articulated truck and excavators that were manufactured in the late 1970s to 1990s, aging some of the equipment to be more than 40 years old. At that time, K.M.P. Associates, Inc. purchased the equipment from Beckwith Machinery, the predecessor to Cleveland Brothers before the acquisition in 2005.

Neiswonger, a firm believer in Cat equipment and supporter of Cleveland Brothers speaks to the durability and longevity of his equipment. Neiswonger stated, “I thought I had to replace all of the equipment, but two years later and it’s running strong. You want to see why people are running Cat? Come to our Ridge Limestone Quarry and you’ll see why.”


Unmatched Parts Availability  

In addition to running Cat equipment, Neiswonger also utilizes the parts, rental, technology and oil analysis services offered by Cleveland Brothers. He also notes that while you don’t typically see 40-year-old equipment every day, sourcing parts has been no problem. “You can still get parts the next day for these machines,” Neiswonger said. Acknowledging the importance of parts availability, Neiswonger said he chooses Cleveland Brothers and Cat equipment for their parts department. He stated, “Your guys [Cleveland Brothers employees] have the knowledge in the field and behind the desk when we call in. You have to have great service and parts availability. Cleveland Brothers has the knowledge, the time for the service and you can get us the parts we need to get the machines back up and running.”


Cleveland Brothers Offers Total Solutions

Whether your equipment is a year old or 40, Cleveland Brothers offers exceptional parts, service and expertise to keep your equipment running longer and better than before. For more information on our services and parts availability, call a representative today at 1-866-551-4602.