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The 5 Most Important Steps To Maintaining Your Construction Equipment

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When you run a construction company, one of the most important elements of your company is your equipment, second only to your employees. They make it possible to demolish old buildings, remove debris, and build bridges. Without good, solid equipment your company would not run efficiently. Faulty equipment would cause your jobs to get backed up and leave you unable to meet your deadlines, which would be very bad for business. In order to keep your business running efficiently, you need to maintain your equipment. The longer you go between maintenance servicing, the more likely it is that your equipment will fail. Here are a few tips to maintaining your equipment.

  1. Cleaning: The first task to maintaining your equipment is keeping it clean. This allows all the moving parts to function correctly. Carefully remove all of the dirt, grime, and debris from your equipment on a regular basis, every day if possible.
  2. Inspecting: The cleaning process is a good time to inspect your equipment. Check for leaks or damage to parts of your equipment. The earlier you catch leaks or damage, the more likely it is that you can fix the issue quickly and cost efficiently. It also ensures your equipment doesn't break down in the middle of a job, leaving you without the right equipment. The inspection should include checking the oil, coolant, and gas levels.
  3. Lubricating: Construction equipment generally has a lot of moving parts. To keep these parts moving smoothly, make sure you lubricate regularly. Lubricating keeps the parts moving efficiently and prevents corrosion.
  4. Protecting cords: There are lots of cords on construction sites. Cords and large equipment don't always work well together. If your want your electric tools to keep working, then you need to protect them with the right casings so they won't be crushed or cut from your construction vehicles.
  5. Repairing early: Once you find an issue with your equipment, the sooner you can fix it the better. If something is leaking or cracking or corroding, fixing it immediately will prevent further damage and delays in jobs.

With equipment being one of the most important aspects of your construction business, maintaining this equipment is a job that should not be taken lightly. Keep your equipment clean, inspect it often, lubricate, protect your cords, and repair early. Taking these simple heavy construction equipment repair steps will ensure that your equipment will stay running the way you need it to in order to finish your jobs on time, which is good for your employees and your business.

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6 February 2015