When it comes to purchasing service parts and accessories for your snow plow, tailgate or hopper spreader, there may be options to purchase a similar part or accessory from an aftermarket supplier for a lower price. “Is the higher price of the Factory Original service part or accessory supplied by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) justified by the value delivered?” is typically the most important question that comes up when considering options. Similarly, “Does a lower cost part or accessory mean lesser quality?” and “Are there certain situations where you should only use OEM parts and accessories?”

We will compare and contrast the pros and cons of both types to help answer these questions.