HOW TO INCREASE YOUR HEAVY EQUIPMENT LIFE BY REGULAR MAINTENANCE

THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE

Construction equipment is robust and strong, but it also requires greasing and maintenance to continue to operate at full capacity. Heavy equipment is at the heart of construction, and any contractor or business will tell you that the effectiveness of the machine directly affects the effectiveness of the business.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Greasing is potentially the most important part of a regular maintenance schedule. The timely application of grease keeps your machine healthy and working properly. In the harsh terrain that most heavy equipment works within, dust and dirt can enter via the undercarriage and cause friction in the machine. Over time, this friction can cause irreparable damage.

Grease is not only a lubricant; it also works as a barrier to prevent against contamination. However, you need to be aware of the correct type of grease to use, as well as when and how to grease. Errors in the greasing process may be a waste of time and resources or they could further damage your equipment and decrease the longevity of your machine.

HOW TO GREASE YOUR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

First, you need to check what type of grease best suits your heavy equipment. Unfortunately, maintenance on each machine is different, and greasing is not a case of ‘one size fits all’. If you’re not sure, consult an expert on the maintenance of your heavy equipment.

ANALYSIS DATA

Oil analysis is particularly useful for determining the type of grease and other maintenance required to increase the longevity of construction equipment. A high-quality analysis will provide data concerning fuel dilution, viscosity, water, soot, wearing metals, and other potential factors that might be present in the degradation of construction equipment. The analysis can help operators to identify potential equipment failures before they occur.

DO YOU HAVE THE RESOURSE?

Constantly trying to achieve optimum life and service of your earthmoving fleet can be both exhausting in terms of time and money.

We provide competitively priced, high quality parts for a wide range of heavy earthmoving equipment. It doesn’t matter how small the part – if it isn’t working, neither is your fleet. We are here to help save you the time and money involved in an ineffective or expensive equipment issue. Call Resolute Equipment on 1300 30 88 40 to discuss how we can offer a solution to optimise your fleet.