Cush, My guess is that no one in the area wants a Spolar right now, and Tom says he would rather not ship. We have a great data base and keep records on every loader if we can; Tom has never, ever called with a problem with this reloader. When we originally shipped it, a part for the table was a day late because of a UPS problem, but that is the only problem I have noted, other than purchases of maintenance items. I don't know what your name is, or what kind of problem you are having with your reloader, but if you are having a problem, please call our 800-227-9667 number. We have many customers with reloaders that have multiple millions of shells loaded on them that have never been rebuilt and they still have no problems. That said, just like a car or other machine, it depends on how they are treated and maintained. Dicksie Spolar
Dicksie, if I was having a problem I would not hesitate to call. That said, I can see wear occurring that is inevitably going to require a rebuild, just like you see with the action of a K-80, the boom of a Cat 235 or any other piece of mechanical equipment you subject to hundreds of thousands of articulations.
Tom, I'm sorry to have upset you with a blunt assessment, but most people have little interest in buying a machine that is 13 years old when they can buy the identical machine from the manufacturer, brand new, for 25% more (or less). But good luck, and I'm sorry you no longer need your Spolar.
Sell me yours at the price you think is what Tom should be selling his. Neither one of you s$$ holes are buyers so why attack someones post. If not what you think is right price DON'T buy or comment!!!