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« on: September 07, 2010, 05:21:51 PM »

Just wondering if anyone has found and dealt with this outfit before. I found them while I was surfing the web for parts. Turns out they are just 30 miles from where I live here in western NY. From there home page, click on used equipment and then click on the gallery link. The seem to have all kinds of makes and models, and quite a lot of Olivers and Cletracs.

http://www.crawlerheaven.com
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 06:30:44 PM »

It would be nice if they would advertise on this site. I'm sure it would return their $20 many times over!

I see they swiped the little Cletrac with the man driving from this site. It's ok - I really don't mind.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 11:31:13 AM »

Hmmm, sorry if this is negative, but they never return calls, and did not show when I drove for three hours to meet them. John S. told me there were some health issues.
I had a walk about the place [near Rocheter, NY] and was not that impressed...not much if any indoor storage, stuff piled-up in big plastic tubs.
But in the past I had heard good things, so maybe the place will turn around?
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 09:57:56 PM »

I have had similar experience. I needed a frame for my OC-3. I called many times. They answered the phone once. I got a chance to ask them about the frame and was told they will get back to be the next day. That never happened . I tried calling them and never got them to answer again. I gave up.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 11:42:00 PM »

Thanks for letting us know they are the type that don't get back to you.
Sounds like more aggravation than it's worth.
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