Better Than New GSE

Introduction to RCL and Zero-Time Remanufacturing

Founded 28 years ago, RCL remanufactures ground support equipment for major American commercial carriers, overnight delivery services, and the United States military. 

Our remanufacturing process strips old units to the core and builds them again to exceed original OEM standards, allowing our customers to place equipment into service as zero-time units at a savings of 30-40% over the cost of buying new. We are the only true zero-time GSE remanufacturing company in aviation.

Related: RCL Remanufacturing Facilities | ISO 9001 Certification

Commander 15-R1
Commander Loader
RCL Lithium Ion Loader
Stewart and Stevenson GT35
Stewart and Stevenson GT35-R1
Ground Support Equipment Remanufacture
RCL Commander 15-R1
Commander 30 Loader
Commander 30-R1

All surfaces are media blasted to commercial white.

GSE Remanufacture
Ground Support Equipment Remanufacturing

During fabrication, the frame and major members or structural components are examined for fatigue, bends, cracks, or breaks. All RCL welders are certified AWS DW1.1. All welds and structural members undergo NDT (non destructive testing) by a NAS 410 certified inspector.

All suspect structures are replaced.  Structural enhancements to address known problems such as weak points are completed to exceed original equipment specification.  

Ground Support Equipment Remanufacture

The frame and structural members go through the painting process to ensure all mating surfaces are painted before being assembled. Epoxy primer and high solids polyurethane paint is standard.

Ground Support Equipment Remanufacturing
GSE Remanufacture

The electrical system is replaced with new. All joysticks, solenoids, relays and timers are replaced with new. All gauges, instruments and harnesses are also new. Over five miles of new wire are used in a typical RCL remanufacture. All wire numbers are thermally imprinted in the wire throughout the length of the wires.

GSE Remanufacture
Ground Support Equipment Remanufacturing
FMC Commander
Ground Support Equipment Remanufacturing

Mechanical: A new engine is standard in all RCL remanufactures – new diesel, gasoline, or Lithium Ion power plants.

Ground Support Equipment Remanufacture
GSE Remanufacture
Ground Support Equipment Remanufacture

RCL installs new components that meet or exceed OEM standards during the remanufacture process. Parker Tough Cover hoses are used throughout the build.

Ground Support Equipment Remanufacture
GSE Remanufacture
GSE Remanufacture
Ground Support Equipment Remanufacturing
Ground Support Equipment Remanufacture
GSE Remanufacture

Completed units go through an extensive quality control process. The unit are operated for a minimum of 12 hours simulating operating conditions. Loaders are tested to full capacity. A draw bar test is performed on all aircraft tow tractors to assure they will produce the maximum draw bar force.

After testing, units are prepared for shipping.

Lantis Loader

After units are delivered to the customer, an RCL technician is on site to perform a final checkout and ensure the customer’s maintenance technician is familiar with all aspects of the equipment.

GSE Remanufacture