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Volvo Machines being Wrecked

Volvo Machinery Wrecking & Dismantling

At HTS we are well known for our experience sourcing quality Volvo parts for Aussie equipment owners. However, we also do so much more. Another, lesser known arm of our business here in Melbourne, Victoria, is our Machinery Wrecking and Dismantling Division.

Established 30 years ago, our wrecking service is powered by our team of in-house mechanics who can work with end of life machinery. We are able to salvage some parts and components, giving them a second life.

It’s well worth considering wrecking your Volvo machine with us as well as shopping for second hand parts with us. A win for you, a win for those seeking second hand parts and of course a good thing for the environment.


If you have an end of life machine you would like to sell, simply get in touch with our team to discuss the details. You can call us in Melbourne on (03) 9794 5355 or reach out to our team via email at


Used parts are a great way to get you back up and running quickly and at a lower price point than purchasing new parts. We have a range of second hand parts available. To see the latest, check out our yard sale items here.

As Volvo specialists with decades of experience, we can attest to the quality of Volvo equipment. The standard of quality means that at the end of a machine’s life there are often many parts with years left in them. Purchasing second hand is a great option.


Our team also refurbish and recondition used parts. When choosing to purchase one of these components, you can rest assured that the quality is not compromised. All our refurbished parts are reliable with onsite bench testing to OEM standards. This gives our customers peace of mind and allows for fast and easy installation.

Our rebuilt component stock includes engines, transmissions, drop boxes, axles, planetary differentials, brake callipers, hydraulic cylinders and more.

Worried about reliability? All refurbished parts are bench tested onsite to EOM standards.

The advantages of bench testing include:

– Machines are adjusted to OEM specification

– We are able to identify any possible assembly issues

– Our clients have minimum delays once the component is reinstalled onsite


When we can recycle parts from end of life machinery we are eliminating the need for new parts, reducing landfill and therefore supporting the environment through a circular economy.

As previously mentioned, the quality of Volvo machines is such that at the end of a Machine’s life there are often many parts with years left in them. Don’t let them go to waste!


  • Excavator Wreckers
  • Dump Truck Wreckers
  • Loader Wreckers
  • Grader Wreckers

At HTS we are not limited to Volvo machinery. We can also accommodate brands including Doosan, Hitachi and more. If you want to chat about our wrecking experience and capabilities, simply give us a call!


Check out our yard sale for parts and components currently available.

If you want to get in touch about selling a machine to HT Spare for wrecking contact us here.

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HTS & Blake’s Machinery Group Partnership


As of January 9, 2023, at HTS we are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with Cameron Blake and the team at Blake’s Machinery Group to take over their Volvo Aftermarket & Used Spare Parts Business. BMG will continue to stock and distribute their full range of Hydrema parts and machinery.

All of Blakes Machinery Blumaq and used Volvo parts which are currently in stock will continue to be available from their Forest Glen warehouse, and dispatch will occur from this location, for all remaining stock.

Moving forward, our team will be available to assist BMG’s existing customers with all of their Spare Part’s queries, orders and troubleshooting enquiries via the contact details listed below.

We hope BMG’s customers will benefit from our extensive range of New, Used and Aftermarket Volvo Spare Parts, with our head office in Melbourne, and a second office located in Rockhampton, QLD.

With over 40 years and counting in the industry, we stock an extensive range of Volvo Aftermarket New and Used Parts, plus our business also incorporates a substantial rental fleet, service, and machine sales. We are happy to source other brands spare parts where we can also.

We pride ourselves on our customer service, and going above and beyond to help our customers in all the ways we can.

Our website ( can provide customers with further information about us, as well as our range of parts and machines currently for sale.

At HTS we very much look forward to working with and getting to know our new customers. Our team is friendly, and knowledgeable with extensive Volvo Spare Parts experience. We aim to provide everyone with exceptional, consistent and reliable service, every time.

Please see below for further contact details and information, which can be found throughout our website also.

Customers can also expect to hear from us via our monthly emails, and we always welcome all enquiries, visits or catch ups.

Please do reach out if you would like to organise a time for us to meet with you.


Earthmoving site

Renting Vs Buying: Why Hire Your Earthmoving Machines?

Good quality, reliable Earthmoving Equipment is imperative to getting your job done on time and on budget. Naturally, machines are usually the first thing organised whenever you come to take on a new project. Equally as important to getting you through to the end of the job is your cash flow! Which is why many companies choose to hire or at least supplement their fleet with rental equipment.

At HT Spares we know both sides of this story very well. Not only do we have decades of experience sourcing machines for our customers to purchase but we also have a fleet of reliable Earthmoving Equipment for Dry Hire.

If you’ve never considered whether renting might be a great option for you, read on. Today we are taking a look at the advantages of renting your earthmoving equipment as compared to purchasing them outright. Whilst every project and company is different, it never hurts to weigh up both sides of the coin!


Perhaps the most important factor impacting whether dry hire is the right choice for you will be cost and cash flow. There is a much lower outlay involved in renting your earthmoving equipment as compared to purchasing it, especially for short to medium term projects.

If you will only need the machinery for a limited time frame, renting makes sense. To purchase would mean a significant amount of capital is tied up and we all know that cash flow is king.


When you purchase a machine it limits your flexibility. There is a significant capital outlay and you therefore need to get the job done with that machine, even when it may not be the most ideal for every situation.

Flexibility comes in when renting because you have the option to change machines in and out to better suit the task as things progress. You can also adjust the equipment you hire based on the requirements of each individual job, and choose the right machinery for each task.

Renting equipment gives you the flexibility to use the equipment only when you need it. Off-hiring allows you to avoid wasted cash flow.


A real game changer when it comes to hiring is that the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the machinery is included in the price of the hire. This can save you significant amounts of money in maintenance and repair costs, and ensure that you always have access to well maintained, reliable equipment.


When you hire your machines, you avoid the (significant) cost of storage between projects. Heavy Earthmoving equipment can take up a lot of space, and storing it can be logistically complex. By hiring equipment, you can avoid the need for additional storage space, which will save you money in the long run.


As your needs change between projects it makes sense to supplement with rental equipment based on the ready availability. Sourcing machines for sale can take time, you want to get the right machine for your needs. And at the right price. When you have a relationship with a reliable rental equipment company such as HTS, you know that you can get reliable equipment on demand to help you meet your deadlines and budget.


HT Spares offer a rental fleet including Dump Trucks, Loaders, Graders and Excavators.You can view the range here. If we don’t have the exact machine you are looking for, give us a call as we can also source an extensive range outside of what is currently listed for larger ongoing projects.

At a glance, our fleet includes:

  • 25 – 40 Tonne Articulated Dump Trucks
  • 8 – 35 Tonne Hydraulic Excavators
  • 5 – 30 Tonne Wheel Loaders
  • 18 -25 Tonne Motor Graders
  • 20 – 35 Tonne Dozers

Our rental fleet is available on flexible terms and at market competitive prices. Give the team a call today on (03) 9794 5355 to discuss your project so that we can tailor a plan for you.

5 Simple Steps To Maintain And Repair Your Dump Truck

Proper maintenance and repair of your Dump Truck is essential to ensure its longevity and reliable performance on the job. We probably all have experienced (more times than we would like) the cost and frustration of down time. Here at HT Spares we know that regular maintenance is an essential part of owning and operating a Truck.

Our team combined have many decades of experience servicing and repairing Volvo Dump Trucks. You could say that we’ve learned a thing or two in that time as you would imagine. Below are 5 simple tips that you could follow to guide your maintenance schedule in order to enhance the longevity of your machine and its components.

Tip 1Simple Routine Checks 

First and foremost, it is important to regularly check and change the oil and filters in your Dump Truck. This will keep the engine running smoothly and prevent damage from dirt and debris picked up on site.

Additionally, you should check and maintain the coolant and brake systems routinely, as well as the tires and suspension.So simple yet also so simple to put off for an extra couple of weeks after a long day’s work. Schedule it in and make it non negotiable.

Tip 2. Hydraulics 

Another important aspect of dump truck maintenance is regularly inspecting the body and hydraulic system. This includes checking for any leaks, cracks, or damage, as well as ensuring the bed raises and lowers properly.

Tip 3. Scheduled Maintenance 

It is also important to keep up with regular scheduled maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. This may include things like replacing the air filter, checking the transmission fluid, and more. By following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, you can help prevent potential problems before they happen.

Tip 4. Don’t Ignore Warning Signs

If you notice any issues with your dump truck, it’s important to address them as soon as possible to avoid further damage. This may include taking the truck to a professional mechanic or repair shop, or ordering replacement parts.

Tip 5. Use only high quality spare parts for your Dump Truck 

It’s imperative to use high quality spares parts when repairing your Dump Truck. Choosing the right supplier to get you the best quality and value is non-negotiable. It can be useful to keep a few parts such as hub seals, brake seals, pistons, and pads on hand to ensure that you  don’t lose any additional downtime.

HTS was the first official supplier of SLP parts within Australia and now has an established global network including across Europe and Asia.

What this means for you is that we supply the highest quality aftermarket spare parts for your Volvo Dump Truck at the most competitive prices you can access. You can view our catalogue here or give us a call to place an order.

We also offer Service Exchange. Send us your end of life component and we will post you a new one to get you up and running right away. Call here to discuss your service exchange needs on (03) 9794 5355.

Wrapping Up 

Our top tips to maintain and repair your Dump Truck were written for you owners and operators who want to avoid costly downtime throughout the working year. In order to do so proper maintenance and repairs to your Dump Truck are essential to keep the machine in top working condition.

Regular inspections and scheduled maintenance, as well as addressing any issues as soon as they arise, can help keep you up and running all year round. It’s also important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance and use high quality replacement parts that will keep your machine driving reliably for a long time to come.