A long-running debate in the world of heavy machinery is whether to use OEM parts or aftermarket ones. In general, OEM parts are more expensive because the manufacturers have a higher overhead, and the parts tend to be of reliable quality across the board.
With aftermarket parts, you get more options in cost and design, as they are designed with affordability and function in mind. If you want higher quality parts than those offered by the manufacturer, or parts that fit a need the manufacturer hadn’t considered, you can find them through an aftermarket supplier.
On the subject of wear parts, durability is a crucial point of emphasis. With aftermarket parts designed for long wear life, you can go longer between replacing critical components. When you do eventually have to replace worn-down parts, the cost of aftermarket parts can be considerably lower than their OEM alternatives, increasing their long-term value.