Are you tired of letting your equipment sit idle and machines break down?
Downtime is considered a lost revenue opportunity. If you could limit the amount of downtime on industrial machines and equipment, you may gain some serious revenue that isn’t there otherwise.
Yet, most equipment owners don’t want to touch their machines. They feel their hands aren’t qualified to do the job.
Below, we’ll teach you about the most common heavy equipment maintenance tips that you can use today.
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Schedule
Creating and maintaining a regular maintenance schedule for your heavy equipment is essential to keep it running. First, consult your construction equipment’s manual to determine what kind and how often maintenance should be performed. Next, create a master list of all the tasks that you need to do, including both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
Once you have your list, start creating a schedule by assigning tasks to specific days or weeks. Make sure to allow enough time for each task to finish. Finally, be sure to stick to your schedule as much as possible.
If you need to make changes, document them so you can keep track of what needs to be accomplished.
Keep it Clean
Part of this maintenance is keeping the equipment clean. Cleaning not only helps to prevent dirt and grime from build-up but also helps to prevent rust and corrosion.
Some tips for keeping your heavy equipment clean are washing regularly with soap and water and rinsing completely. For tougher dirt and grime, use a pressure washer. Dry completely after washing to prevent rust and corrosion.
Lubricate moving parts as needed to prevent excessive wear and tear. By following these tips, you can help to extend the life of your heavy equipment and keep it running smoothly.
It is important to keep up with a regular inspection to avoid costly heavy equipment repair or replacement. Check the fluids, filters, and tires on a regular basis. Also, keep the exterior of your tools clean and free of debris.
Call a Professional
While you can do some of the work yourself, it is important to call in a professional when something is beyond your skill level or when you don’t have the time to do the job properly. If you’re not sure how to do it or how to properly maintain your supplies, it’s best to contact them. Trying to do it on your own could end up costing you more in the long run.
Get the Job Done
Heavy equipment maintenance is necessary to reach its performance peak. Doing so has many benefits that can save time, money, and headaches down the road.
First, have a maintenance schedule, which can prevent unexpected downtime and repairs. Second, keep your equipment clean to maintain its good performance. Third, inspect it on regular basis to extend its lifespan.
While you can try to do things all by yourself, calling a professional is recommended if you don’t know what to do. It also prevents future problems.
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