Warranties

GWALKER WARRANTY 
PREFACE
This warranty policy manual (this “Policy”) covers Light Construction Equipment products manufactured by GWALKER. Some equipment may have detailed policy manuals separate from this Policy.
GWALKER products are manufactured to high standards and exacting specifications. GWALKER products provide excellent service and performance in the demanding environments where they are used. Under these circumstances, even with regular service and maintenance, GWALKER products are subject to substantial wear and tear. This Policy will govern such situations.
DISTRIBUTOR’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
This Policy is to be used as a guide in determining warranty coverage and claim procedures for all GWALKER Light Construction equipment (the “Equipment”). Refer to this Policy to decide whether a warranty claim may be justified and utilize it as a procedural guide for validly completing warranty claims.
Warranty repair is the responsibility of all authorized GWALKER Distributors (“Distributors”). Credit for warranty repairs will only be given after the receipt and approval by GWALKER of Distributor’s properly complete a warranty claim. Warranty claim submittal requirements are described later in this Policy.
Distributor’s warranty responsibility begins upon receipt of Equipment. Each Distributor is responsible for inspecting Equipment for damage upon receipt; damage incurred during transit should be noted with the shipper prior to accepting the Equipment. The cost to repair damages incurred during transit will be settled between the receiving Distributor and the shipper. Damages incurred during transit are not covered under the exclusive warranties and remedies contained in this Policy.
Distributor shall store new Equipment as is necessary to prevent deterioration and other damage and shall take such steps as are necessary to prepare Equipment for delivery to the end-user upon sale or assignment to the rental fleet. Before transferring Equipment to the end-user, Distributor shall review the Operator’s Manual with the end-user and stress the importance of preventive maintenance and review basic operation of the Equipment and the warranty coverage. End-users must be informed by Distributor that only an authorized GWALKER Distributor can perform any warranty repair and that only GWALKER parts may be used.
Any Distributor with experienced mechanics on staff can repair and file a warranty claim with GWALKER. Once Distributor determines that the repair is covered by this Policy, Distributor should order the parts from GWALKER. Upon receipt of the parts, Distributor should make the repair, test the Equipment for functionality and then file a warranty claim with GWALKER. It is important that the serial number of the affected Equipment be provided to GWALKER. Any claim filed without such serial number will be denied. Defective parts must be held by Distributor until it receives either a Return Authorization Number or credit for the repair.
In the unlikely event that a major failure occurs and the combined repair labor and net parts cost is 50% or more of the net cost of a new machine, it is recommended that an estimate of the repair be made. This estimate should be forwarded to GWALKER’S Product Support Department for approval prior to proceeding with the repair of the unit.
STANDARD WARRANTIES
GWALKER warrants that all new Equipment will be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service, for the applicable periods of time set forth below from the date of sale to the first end-user or first assignment of the Equipment into a rental fleet, whichever event occurs first.
GWALKER warrants that all used and demonstration Equipment will be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service, for a period of (a) thirty (30) days from the date of sale or (b) the remainder of the standard GWALKER new Equipment warranty described above, whichever period in clause (a) or (b) hereof is greater. Sale of demonstration Equipment is not considered as a sale of new Equipment for warranty purposes unless otherwise agreed to by GWALKER. This warranty only applies to the first re-sale of used Equipment and not subsequent re-sales.
If, within the applicable warranty period, any Equipment shall be proved to GWALKER’S satisfaction to be in need of other than routine warranty service and/or preventative maintenance, such Equipment shall be repaired or replaced only as directed by GWALKER.
GWALKER’S sole obligation for valid warranty claims shall be limited to repair or replacement of the Equipment by GWALKER or GWALKER’S authorized Distributor, at GWALKER’S discretion, which shall be the end- user’s exclusive remedy hereunder. This obligation shall not include any of the Distributor’s labor, except as set forth below, whether for product removal, reinstallation or otherwise, and shall be conditioned upon GWALKER receiving written notice of the warranty claim within thirty (30) days after failure.
Only duly authorized personnel of GWALKER can approve warranty claims or modify this Policy in any manner.
The warranty period for replacement parts used in Equipment repairs is thirty (30) days from the date of the end-user’s receipt of the replacement parts.
The above warranties and remedies are exclusive and shall not be deemed to have failed of its or their essential purpose so long as GWALKER or its authorized Distributor is willing and able to repair or replace the Equipment in question within a reasonable time after the end-user proves to GWALKER that a valid warranty claim exists.
Coverage 
Water pumps with gasoline engines have a 2 year warranty (Extended warranties are available for 1 or 2 additional years)
Submersible electric pumps have a 6 month warranty (Extended warranties are available for 1 or 2 additional years)
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS
The above warranties do not apply to failures in Equipment or replacement parts resulting from:
  • (a)  unauthorized or improper use, operation, maintenance, alteration or modification, except as directed in writing by authorized GWALKER personnel
  • (b)  an end-user’s or any third party’s negligence, use of improper fluids and/or oils or connection and operation of electrical equipment at voltages other than the range specified on the unit nameplate (includes damages caused by low/high supply voltage)
  • (c)  any natural disaster, act of nature or other external factors such as but not limited to flood, wind, fire or lightning
  • (d)  damage due to shipping or handling
  • (e)  storage conditions and/or environmental damage in a corrosive atmosphere, or otherwise in contact with corrosive materials
  • (f)  accident, neglect or unreasonable use or operation of the equipment
  • (g)  operation of equipment with components which do not match or meet the specifications recommended by GWALKER
  • (h)  any other act, omission or circumstance beyond GWALKER’S reasonable control
The above warranties do not apply to use of non-approved parts and the performance of repairs by anyone who is not an authorized Distributor of GWALKER. The above warranties will be voided if seals on components are broken or removed.
The above warranties do not apply to accessories such as engines, motors, batteries and tires, or any other parts not directly manufactured by GWALKER.
The above warranties also do not apply to accessories such as but not limited to; spark plugs (after first scheduled maintenance), filters, V-belts, bellows, pump diaphragms, mechanical seals, shock mounts, lubricants, paints, any type of blade(s), carbide tipped breaker/drill tools (e.g., twist drills, core bits, rock bits and attachments) or any part deemed a wear item by GWALKER – all of which are sold “AS IS.”
DISCLAIMER OF OTHER WARRANTIES
THE ABOVE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EACH OF WHICH ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED BY GWALKER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, USAGE OF TRADE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. There are no warranties which extend beyond the explicit descriptions contained within this Policy.
DISCLAIMER OF OTHER LIABILITIES
GWALKER’S sole responsibility with respect to breach of the above warranties shall be as provided in the section titled “STANDARD WARRANTIES” above.
GWALKER SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS (EVEN IF GWALKER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME): (A) ANY OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ARISING FROM BREACH OF THE ABOVE WARRANTIES; OTHER THAN THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES EXPRESSLY SET FORTH THEREIN; (B) ANY OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ARISING FROM TORT CLAIMS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) OR ARISING UNDER OTHER THEORIES OF LAW WITH RESPECT TO EQUIPMENT SOLD BY GWALKER, OR ANY UNDERTAKINGS, ACTS OR OMISSIONS RELATING THERETO; AND (C) ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, CONTINGENT, SPECULATIVE AND SIMILAR DAMAGES.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, GWALKER specifically disclaims any liability for penalties (including administrative penalties), lost profits or revenues, loss of use of Equipment or associated material, cost of capital, facilities or services, downtime, shut-down or slowdown, spoilage of material, or any other type of economic loss.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ENGINE WARRANTY
See the specific engine manufacturer’s documentation for warranty details. Engines used are warranted solely through their respective manufacturer except where specifically outlined differently within this document. Warranty work should only be performed by the manufacturer of engines or their authorized distributors. GWALKER cannot authorize warranty work on engines. If an engine vendor is not available, contact GWALKER for advice.
Although GWALKER offers certain engine components for sale this does not guarantee such parts are covered by this Policy or the manufacturer’s warranty. Such parts are offered as a convenience to our customers for non-warranty repairs and are not for repair of engines still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
PART AVAILABILITY
All parts for warranty repairs must be purchased from GWALKER unless advised otherwise by an authorized representative of GWALKER. If a Distributor does not have one or more of the parts required to complete the warranty repair, it will have to order them from GWALKER through the normal established procedures. Parts used for a warranty repair not purchased from GWALKER will not be covered by the above warranties or eligible for reimbursement.
GWALKER will not send parts to end-users for warranty repairs and will not reimburse extra shipping or minimum order charges for emergency part orders.
Once the repair is completed, the Distributor must electronically submit the warranty claim to GWALKER. Reimbursement for warranty parts will be paid at the net price of the part. Warranty claims must be submitted electronically at www.gw-hm.com.
UNSATISFACTORY WARRANTY REPAIR SERVICES
Service work performed under warranty which does not satisfactorily repair the Equipment due to poor workmanship or improper initial diagnosis and which requires subsequent repair will be the sole responsibility of Distributor. GWALKER will not reimburse for improper or repetitive repairs caused by failures in the service work.
SPECIALIZED TOOLS OR EQUIPMENT
GWALKER’S Distributors must have on-hand, any manuals, specialized equipment and trained personnel necessary to perform the repair properly. GWALKER will not provide reimbursement for the purchase of any such equipment or training of its use or hiring of personnel, which shall be the sole responsibility of Distributor. Any collateral damage occurring during the repair due to the incorrect or improper use of equipment or procedures will not be considered for warranty coverage or other reimbursement by GWALKER.
EMISSION SYSTEM RELATED WARRANTY
Components of the emissions system warranty is outlined in the Engine Manufacturers owners & operations manual and/or the Operators manual for the machine. Refer to these documents for specifics on what is covered. If you are unable to locate the machine manual which came with your machine one can be obtained from the website, www.gw-hm.com. The serial number of the machine will be required to obtain the correct manual.
MAINTENANCE OF EMISSION SYSTEMS
Follow the maintenance schedule listed in the Engine Operator’s Manual for the Equipment. This schedule is based on the Equipment being used for its intended purpose under normal conditions. If operated under sustained high-loads, in high temperatures or extremely dusty environments, more frequent service will be required.