We did an analysis of all the "we need this sent overnight" orders from the last 12 months... being somewhat curious as to what people ran out of that would necessitate an immediate fix. The list was actually quite varied, with 150 different parts ranging from nuts and bolts to rubber rollers and electrical components. Putting the items into general categories, here are the "Top Ten Most Requested:"
Bearings took first place. They were needed "next day air" 24 times the last year!
Shafts and Bushings tied for 2nd & 3rd place.
Belts, Brackets, and Gears
were next, making them #4, #5, & #6.
rocked in at #7
Jaw Blades, Motors, and Speed Controls pulled in at 8th, 9th, & 10th
The above "top 10" items totaled 91 requests for overnight shipment!
The moral of this little exercise is, of course, that it's a good idea to keep spare parts on your shelves, replacing them as they are installed, in order to avoid the "Next Day Air" shipping charges. You can access lists of recommended spare parts by
logging in to the user group