March 20, 2018

I can get you the hours anyway.

The machine burned.  The owner said it had "about 4,000 hours on it."  I was able to dig the clock out of the melted plastic console and I cut the wires off, and put it in my pocket.

When I got back to the office, I put DC power to it...

January 11, 2018

A claims manager once told me, “Indemnity money is hard to prove, and expenses glow in the dark.”  I’m sympathetic to that, I get it.  But you’re in the risk business.  Risk = probability x consequence.  Underwriters have projected the probability of loss.  Once a loss...

November 3, 2017

Oil Filter Analysis

When a machine overturns while it is running, oil stops circulating very quickly due to the loss of oil pressure. The oil filter becomes a time capsule. Remove the filter from the engine and cut it open. It will reveal the condition of the engine imm...

September 14, 2017

We see lots of burned log skidders.

The fire nearly always originates in the engine compartment, and the damages is so severe it is impossible to determine the cause.

We had the opportunity to survey a skidder for a claim which necessitated viewing the bottom of the oil...

June 2, 2017

When you tell the equipment owner to disassemble the engine or other mechanical component to determine and report back what is wrong and what it will cost to repair, you have authorized him to destroy all the evidence that could have been used to prove that the equipme...

May 23, 2017

The cheapest attorney doesn't appeal to you, does it? So why hire the cheapest adjuster/appraiser?

If you hadn't used the cheapest appraiser, you might not have needed an attorney.

Call Tom Fergus at 603-569-8910 when you need an expert appraiser/adjuster!

April 4, 2017

Does your claims department have a "cap" on adjuster/appraiser expenses.

If so, what's your claims department's "cap" on over-paying claims?

When you want to save money on claims in New England, you need Tom Fergus, heavy equipment specialist.

Tom is an expert...

September 13, 2016

I can get you the hours anyway.

The machine burned.  The owner said it had "about 4,000 hours on it."  I was able to dig the clock out of the melted plastic console and I cut the wires off, and put it in my pocket.

When I got back to the office, I put DC power to it...

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