Equipment is a huge investment when it comes to projects. To help you make the most of your investment, we’ve prepared tips on how to prolong the lifespan of your equipment:
KEEPING YOUR EQUIPMENT CLEAN
Keeping your equipment clean goes far beyond aesthetics. Cleaning your equipment regularly helps to prevent erosion, which can wear down parts. It can also prevent clogging from occurring on smaller equipment pieces. Mud, grease and dirt can all contribute to accelerated wear. Regular equipment cleaning also ensures that any stickers indicating maintenance to be performed at specified kms/hrs used is visible.
REGULAR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Always perform regular preventative maintenance as opposed to reactive. Don’t wait until your equipment breaks down to complete repairs. Perform regular maintenance to help prevent your equipment from breakdown during critical projects when you need it most.
CHECK FOR SIGNS OF WEAR REGULARLY
Inspecting your equipment before transporting it to the jobsite it a great way to prevent unnecessary downtime. This is especially essential before going to a remote jobsite where replacement parts might not be close by. It may be a good idea to bring along any parts (for example, filters) that your equipment may be close to needing part-way through a job.
ALWAYS FOLLOW MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS
Always follow the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) instructions that came with your equipment. A paper copy should be given to you at the time of purchase. Many manufacturers also have the information available on their website.
Some things to consider are:
- Suggested timeframes for maintenance
- Cleaning agents to use or not use
- Replace/repair any broken parts with authentic, quality parts.
BENEFITS OF PROLONGING THE LIFE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT
The benefits of taking care of your equipment go far beyond just prolonging its lifespan. Following the tips noted above also helps to:
- Lessen the chances of downtime and increase operational efficiency
- Get more out of your purchase and potentially reduce costs
- Optimize peak performance
- Ensure your equipment has the best re-sale valuable possible.
Don’t just buy equipment – purchase it from a company that has a passion to help you succeed. The experts at Axiom Equipment Group have over 50 years of combined experience in the equipment industry and a passion for customer success.
Aside from offering top-quality products, our team offers Equipment Application and Operational Training to help educate your team on preventative maintenance – one of the many things you can do to help prolong your equipment’s lifespan. We also offer equipment refurbishing services to help maintain and restore your equipment.
By upkeeping your equipment, you can not only prolong its lifecycle, but reap the added benefits of efficiency and cost-savings.