Like most other control units in agricultural vehicles, the load control unit plays a vital part. An occurring failure makes the vehicle virtually unusable. Because agricultural vehicles have to be usable at all times, long-term repairs are not desirable. Therefore, a swift and reliable solution is necessary.
If available, a new OEM replacement could be an option, but these components are expensive and mostly not in stock. Remanufacturing doesn’t have these disadvantages. Remanufactured parts operate in a different price range and have a quick turnaround time. An additional benefit is the amount of research that will be invested in developing a reliable remanufacturing process, often eliminating weaknesses within the original design.
But developing a new remanufacturing process isn’t without challenge. Usually microprocessors and other semiconductors aren’t produced for a long period of time. However, the ever-increasing lifespan of agricultural vehicles means that looking for alternatives is necessary. Alternative semiconductors can be found, but rarely as a ‘direct fit’. Therefore, extensive knowledge and special resources are necessary in order to offer other options.