You spend a lot of money when purchasing construction equipment. Not having someone perform regular maintenance on your construction equipment will result in the equipment no longer running properly. In order to keep your used construction equipment running longer, regular maintenance is vital.
Check up on your equipment often to check for wear and tear. Any combination of things such as vibration, shock, high temperature, friction, and age will eventually break down your machinery if you do not constantly check for damage and have the damage taken care of when it is found. Vibration happens when gears and belts are not properly aligned. Shock occurs from accidents and poor operator technique. High temperatures occur from extended use, friction, poor lubrication, and warn parts. Age will warp the belts, dry out and crack opens the seals, and even loosens and stretches out the bolts. Results of aging should be closely monitored.
Noticing any signs of wear from these causes means you need to take your construction equipment in for maintenance immediately. If you do not, the problem will worsen and the equipment will stop functioning properly.
Another thing to consider when trying to prolong the life of your construction equipment is cleanliness. Keeping your construction equipment clean will keep it in relatively good condition. Seals and filters on heavy machinery are required to keep all of the working parts of the machine clean and working effectively. The seals need to be examined on a regular basis. If they are no longer in good condition, they should be replaced. Filters obviously need to be replaced on a regular basis. If they get clogged, your machine will be filled with filth. Breathers must also be kept clean; if not, they will form a vacuum that brings contaminants inside of the cab, which would harm the clutch.
A regular maintenance and repair schedule will do wonders when trying to keep a piece of construction equipment running for as long as possible. Components of the machine like the tires, fluids, tracks, and electrical systems should be examined by a professional on a regular basis. Power transmissions have to be maintained. Gearboxes have to be checked for lubrication, vibration, and damage. Many items need to be inspected for wear and replaced often. These include friction materials, gaskets, bearings, and seals.
The drive train components must be examined constantly. You must look at the pulleys and v belts on the CVT transmissions. If they are misaligned or have a lot of wear, they need to be replaced. Sprockets need meshing with chains. Oil filters should be changed on a regular basis. Oil should also be tested for problems. Bearings should be checked for lubrication and damage often, as their lifetime can be significantly extended with regular maintenance.
Here at NLEQ, we offer used construction equipment at a great price. The used equipment we sell is almost always in great condition because it has been effectively maintained and repaired. Continuing this maintenance and repair is vital for extending its running lifetime.