Tag: equipment maintenance

Be sure fire extinguishers are in proper working order. Photos courtesy of Hitachi Construction Machinery

8 simple safety steps

Safety inspections are critical for the well-being of your crew, and they’re essential to keep your machines operating at peak performance.

It’s important to train operators to be familiar with any built-in fuel-saving features such as auto idle and auto engine shutdown, which can be set to engage after a pre-set amount of time. Photo by Darren Constantino

The benefits of training operators

Reduce costs and elevate an excavator’s resale value with help from your team.

Photo: iStock.com/Pamela Moore

Types of maintenance and what they mean

February 27, 2017By

Maintenance can be broken down into three types: preventive, predictive and proactive. We analyze each type to best position your operation for success.

Caterpillar and Scope AR’s video-calling platform was designed specifically to meet the needs of heavy equipment users. Photo courtesy of Scope AR

Cat, Scope AR debut video calling platform

November 10, 2016By

Caterpillar, through a partnership, released an augmented reality-based live support video-calling platform.

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John Deere launches mobile application for maintenance

May 13, 2016By

John Deere launched its MyMaintenance mobile application, which enables users to view and document maintenance intervals by calendar […]

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Best practices: Equipment maintenance

April 15, 2016By

Aggregate producers sometimes make the mistake of assuming equipment maintenance is nothing more than “greasing the plant.” But […]

Video: McLanahan employees offer equipment maintenance tips

January 29, 2016By

McLanahan Corp. employees share some of the best strategies for equipment maintenance at your operation.

AEM releases brush chipper safety manual

January 27, 2016By

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) produced a brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up […]