Stowers Machinery improves hydraulic hose service

Caterpillar builds increasingly powerful machines, equipped with increasingly sophisticated hydraulic systems. More than ever, proper maintenance of your machine’s hydraulic system is paramount, and Stowers Machinery is committed to helping you keep your machine running properly. This month, Stowers completed a series of equipment upgrades that allow all its stores to assemble any hose for any Cat® machine at the store. “Caterpillar prints the assembly part number on a metal band on factory-installed hoses,” said Harry Breaux, Stowers’ general parts manager. “This number allows us to retrieve all the needed information to immediately begin building a duplicate. If you phone [read more…]

Looking for parts? Stowers offers options

When customers seek out Stowers Machinery for parts, often the best solution ends up being used parts. Our warehouse stocks about 15,000 used parts, which includes both Cat® and other brands. It takes a lot of work to ensure such a wide selection of parts to be on-hand and available to you within a day’s time or less. And if we don’t have the part here, you know we will do our best to find it. There is a three-man crew devoted to doing just that, said Jeff Oman, Stowers Machinery’s used parts manager. “We have a broad level of expertise with many years of experience,” [read more…]

New instant access at PartStore makes online ordering easy

Ordering Cat parts from Stowers Machinery is now easier for customers with instant access at PartStore. Previously, you had to wait for approval to buy a product if you didn’t have an open credit account with Stowers. Now, orders can be placed instantly without a credit account. “When you register, boom, you’re set up. You already have parts book access and you can order parts online via credit card,” said Harry Breaux, General Parts Manager at Stowers Machinery. “It’s very intuitive and easy to use.” You can shop by going to and clicking on “Enter PartStore” to peruse thousands of products. Besides shopping, the PartStore offers [read more…]