Any piece of machinery is a big investment, and your excavator is no exception. Make sure you prolong excavator life and are getting the most out of your machine by following these three tips. Following these tips will prevent costly repairs and replacement costs, too.
Practice Regular Maintenance
Making repairs to your excavator can be costly, so it’s important to practice regular preventative maintenance to prevent problems and prolong the life of your machine. Make sure you or your crew are performing regular maintenance checks, especially before a major job or task.
- Check filters and fluid levels
- Look for signs of leaks or other damage
- Look for damaged or loose hardware
Stay Up to Date with Training
Training your excavator operators is a no-brainer, no matter what industry you’re in. In addition to added safety for everyone involved, operators who know the ins and outs of the machine they’re using will be able to use it more efficiently, reducing fuel consumption and cutting back on wear and tear caused by mistakes or misuse. Make sure anyone using your excavator is familiar with the machine and any attachments they’ll be using, and refresh your crew’s knowledge with regular training sessions.
Use the Right Attachments
Reduce the wear and tear on your excavator and its attachments by making sure you’re using the right tools for the job. Make sure your excavator attachments are compatible with the make and model of your excavator, and that the attachment you’re using is equipped to get the job done.
Everyone wants to get the most out of their equipment. Not only will these tips prolong the life of your excavator, but you’ll also face fewer repairs and lower fuel consumption, and greater job efficiency overall. Reach out to Rut Manufacturing for all your excavator attachment needs.