You buy a new house and you do everything to ensure that it looks new all the time. You bring in new furniture, fit in with the most expensive false-ceiling that you can afford and also with all these expenses, you also make sure that you paint the house at least once a year and call people to pest free your house. You do this because you want your house to not lose its shine till the time you own it. This will help you in two ways. Firstly, it will be a hygienic place to live and second if you ever wish to sell it off, you can fetch a good price for it. It is very obvious that the buyer will not like to spend a good deal of money after buying your house by paying a fortune. Moreover, your house being in good condition makes it saleable at a high price as compared to other properties in the same location. Well, the same theory goes with heavy equipment.
Heavy equipment may not be as expensive as the property you live in but at the same time, it definitely pinches to buy a new machine to meet your business requirements. Undoubtedly, the high cost of heavy equipment makes it unbearable for a small time construction company to purchase a new stuff which is why they are more likely to end up buying a second hand or a used machine to take care of their project needs.
How frequently should one service his machine?
The frequency for servicing the machine largely depends upon the type of work it was under. Nevertheless, the thumb rule is that one should service the machine once in a month or at times once in 2 months. You may simply call in a mechanic at your place and ask them to check the different parts of the equipment. Change the oil, lubricate the different parts of the machine, give it a complete wash and if there happens to be any spots that got burned, fix it up as soon as possible without waiting for the servicing period to knock your door.
Paint your machine:- Not much heed is paid to painting the equipment as we all find that job to be of least importance. Well, as far as taking care of heavy equipment are concerned, there is nothing known as least important in its vocabulary. If you find your stuff worn out, try to get that repaired by either painting that part of the equipment or out some sticker which will limit any further damage to the part. If we keep it idle, dust will settle in and as a result it starts damaging the part at a much faster pace than it would have. Moreover, it will also give a feel good factor to us at any moment our eyes fall on the machine.
Keeping good mechanics as part of the crew is an added advantage as they can fix any problem that comes up during the project and ensure that things run at the same pace without falling apart.
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B & R Equipment Co.
3100 Keller Hicks Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76244