Regular maintenance is an essential part of caring for your new or used construction equipment. The equipment that you buy from NLEQ can live for decades, so long as you make sure to maintain and care for it as well as you would if you had bought the machine brand-new.
There are numerous elements that can cause wear and tear to the interior and exterior components of your construction equipment, including:
- Fluctuation in temperatures
It is not generally advisable to make even the most minor of repairs to this equipment yourself. Instead, you should place your used construction equipment into the trusted hands of an experienced mechanic. Look out for these indications of much-needed maintenance over the life of your used construction equipment.
Excessive Vibration of Your Used Construction Equipment
There are many causes of excessive vibration in construction equipment, with the most common being misaligned gears and belts. Shock and friction can cause things to become loose or move around in ways that cause this unwanted vibration, so you should make sure to check for these problems at the first sign that your machine isn’t functioning exactly as it should. Here are some steps that you can take to minimize or avoid this problem from arising in the first place:
- Avoid using the machine for extremely long periods of time without rest.
- Avoid friction to prevent the issue of overheating.
- Ensure that the machine’s components are properly lubricated.
- Replace all worn-out parts as soon as you notice the damage.
- Look for warped belts, cracked seals and loosened bolts.
The user manual that comes with your used construction equipment should also provide you with a list of milestones wherein routine maintenance is advised. Make sure to follow this instruction to the letter to ensure the longevity of your equipment.
Dirty Construction Equipment
It’s hardly news that construction sites are dirty places. All matter of things can get onto and inside of the machinery that you use on your projects, so it’s important to make a conscious effort to keep your construction equipment clean. Seals and filters should be examined often and replaced when they become dirty or broken.
Clogged filters are one of the biggest killers of new and used construction equipment, as a clogged filter allows the machine to become filled with filth and grime pretty rapidly.
The breathers of the machine should also be kept dutifully clean. If they become choked with grime, contaminants can get into the cab of the equipment and damage the clutch.
Create a Maintenance Schedule
To protect your construction equipment and get the most out of its life, it’s important to seek out regular maintenance on the machine. The used construction equipment from NLEQ is of the highest caliber of quality, but that doesn’t mean that you should shirk this important step. Take your used construction equipment in to a mechanic every so often to make sure that everything is where it should be and that your internal and external components are clean.