Proper maintenance maximizes fuel
efficiency and reduces operating costs as well as equipment failure. Every
minute heavy equipment is offline due to
a breakdown costs the operator money in wages and lost productivity. Scheduled
maintenance can help contain these expenses and maximize productivity.
An important part of all construction
equipment maintenance is proper recordkeeping. Keeping this information
up-to-date will help when evaluating the service life of the machine. Accurate
records will also help prove that the machine has been properly serviced if the
need to discuss issues with a dealer or manufacturer arises.