In the ongoing lives of various machines used for punching holes in the ground, diesel engines often serve as the main power source. While those engines start out fresh and healthy in the beginning, in time, they become weary. One might be faced with questions relating to either refreshing them in some manner (repair or rebuild) or — gasp — replacing them completely.
Let’s face it. There’s often a lot invested in one of these machines. The initial purchase price certainly. Customization. Fitting on a special chassis. But, often, more in the way of spare parts. And operational knowledge. And even a familiarity in seeing it each day. They can be “one of a kind.”