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 Post subject: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:42 am 
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After many years of reloading with my 410 9000G a weld broke on the small plate just below the charge bar.

I packed it up and send the reloader back to MEC for their inspection, a couple of weeks ago. I was disappointed to find out today that it will be 3-4 weeks before anybody will look at it.

I have not sent anything to MEC in years, but I don’t recall such slow service, is this normal?

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:54 am 
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I had a Grabber break in the same location. Local guy welded it for less than shipping one way. Took longer to set up than the actual weld. Mec is nearly the last place I would send a loader.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:03 pm 
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Bamaskeetshooter wrote:
After many years of reloading with my 410 9000G a weld broke on the small plate just below the charge bar.

I packed it up and send the reloader back to MEC for their inspection, a couple of weeks ago. I was disappointed to find out today that it will be 3-4 weeks before anybody will look at it.

I have not sent anything to MEC in years, but I don’t recall such slow service, is this normal?

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Its probably their busiest service time of the year.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:42 pm 
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Why not just order a new part?

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:04 pm 
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part cost 73.00 dollars on there web site


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:58 pm 
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And what did it cost to ship, repair, and ship back to you? And how much down time?

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:48 pm 
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dannyd93140 wrote:
part cost 73.00 dollars on there web site


Well MEC isn't going to weld it, they will change the part out
($73.00) and charge you the labor to do it.($65.00/hour)
Buy your parts from anybody other then MEC and do it yourself or ship it to me,I only charge $35.00/hour and I have the part in stock.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:51 pm 
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I’ve had good luck sending reloaders to MEC for repair and adjustments in the past.

Apparently, MEC’s service isn’t what it once was.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:21 pm 
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YevetS wrote:
dannyd93140 wrote:
part cost 73.00 dollars on there web site


Well MEC isn't going to weld it, they will change the part out
($73.00) and charge you the labor to do it.($65.00/hour)
Buy your parts from anybody other then MEC and do it yourself or ship it to me,I only charge $35.00/hour and I have the part in stock.


Steve


Mec used to be much more reasonable with repairs, he is liable to find they go through the loader and overhaul it for another $200.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:45 pm 
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I have replaced two 9000 die heads and it takes about 2 or 2.5 hours to R&R the part and set up readjust all the dies.
My guess is this is already a $200.00 repair.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:50 pm 
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YevetS wrote:
I have replaced two 9000 die heads and it takes about 2 or 2.5 hours to R&R the part and set up readjust all the dies.
My guess is this is already a $200.00 repair.


Steve


I was talking parts only for the extra $200, but yea its not going to be a cheap fix is it.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000 Weld Broke
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:17 pm 
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Whatever the item and whatever the fix in this day and age a business cannot afford to do "cheap fixes". Lawsuits and bad publicity are always a risk. In many ways our society has changed to a "throw away" and buy new mind set.
As a consumer one must always weigh the cost/benefit of any endeavor. In this instance my personal preference would be to take advantage of the benefits of Steve's input and expertise.... but, that is my personal opinion. Larry




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