How to Care for Your Heavy Machinery

The life expectancy of your heavy machinery depends on how well you take care of it. While it is obvious that you shouldn’t abuse it with excessive use or stress, many overlook another key component of keeping a machine healthy – frequent maintenance. To prolong the life of your heavy machinery and receive optimal return on your investment, it is important that you take good care of it with proper inspections and cleaning. To give you a better idea of how you can make your heavy machinery last, we’ve compiled a list of maintenance tips below. Check it out to make sure you get your money’s worth from your equipment.

Regularly inspect your machinery

This will help you identify potential damage. This damage can include anything that poses a threat to the machine’s functionality and/or the operator’s safety. Make inspection a part of your standard operating procedure to make sure that it is done on a frequent basis.

Check fluid levels on a consistent basis

This is important as low fluid levels can cause significant damage to a machine. Check the oil, gas and radiator coolant levels as recommended by the manufacturer.

Inspect hoses and hydraulic line connectors

Be sure to use paper or cardboard when you do this. You will be looking for cracks or leaks to make sure that there is no damage to the machine before use.

Clean during your downtime

Clean important machine components on a frequent basis. Make a point of getting this done, focusing on parts like radiators and air filters.

Check tires before use

It is important to make sure that the machine’s tires are properly inflated before each use. Bulges, cuts and abnormal wear indicate improper inflation that requires repair before operating the machine.

Now that you know how to do it, it’s time to start showing your heavy machinery a little TLC using these tips as a guide! Contact us to see our latest heavy machinery inventory and offerings.