OJ. Watson News

Parts Planning Prevents Problems
By Mike McClanahan / November 28, 2022

Face it, even the best work trucks break down, especially in the winter when fleets are often pressed into emergency services under the worst conditions. And when a truck is in the shop, it isn’t making you any money.

That’s why O.J. Watson Equipment strives to keep a deep inventory of the most commonly needed parts ready to ship, deliver, or install at a moment’s notice.

Planning Pays Off

Some repairs are routine. Belts, hoses, and brake shoes all wear out predictably, but plows bend and break, lifts stop lifting, and blowers fail to blow. That’s why O.J. Watson’s parts and supply departments are stocked with quality OEM parts and accessories from all our suppliers to keep your fleet up and running.

We’re doing our best to see that critical parts and supplies stay in stock, even in the face of supply chain threats like the off-again, on-again threat of a nationwide railroad strike and other inconveniences. You can help by planning ahead and anticipating your maintenance and repair needs. That way, your order will have sufficient lead time to arrive as needed instead of sitting on a ship or in a warehouse hundreds of miles away.

MacGyver Still Works Here

Just like we proved during the COVID disruptions of the past couple of years, if a part or accessory isn’t available, there’s a good chance we can fabricate it in our shops or design a workaround to keep you in business. With expert designers and fabricators along with 20 mechanics on the floor in our Denver shop and 10 more in Greeley, we’re ready to keep your trucks performing at their best with minimal down time, even if we have to make the parts ourselves.

We’re Here to Back You Up

Breakdowns and mishaps don’t stop just because there are supply chain disruptions. Fortunately, the planners at O.J. Watson Equipment have anticipated these delays and have worked to stock up on repair and maintenance items to ensure our customers will have the things they need to keep their fleets up and running throughout the busy winter months. We’re working with our suppliers to anticipate issues and keep parts and supplies on hand. We’re also finding ways to work around issues when parts and materials are simply unavailable.

OJ is the OG in Work Trucks

O.J. Watson has been building and maintaining trucks from pickups to large workhorses for over 100 years, so you can be sure you're getting the finest designs and equipment backed up by OEM parts and superior service. With facilities in Denver and Greely, we’re easy to get to from all Front Range and rural Colorado locations.

We have a huge variety of accessory items and parts at both our locations, and we are experts in custom fabrication to meet every need. Whatever specialized truck and truck equipment you require, from large to small, O.J. Watson is proudly prepared to handle it.

Learn more about truck maintenance and our other many products and services on our website: ojwatson.com.