If you think that it is just the dust that causes problems in heavy equipment, then you perhaps need to tune your thinking a bit. No doubt that dust plays a major role in deteriorating the quality of the machine but there are other forces in existence that also has a part to play in making the condition of your equipment go worse. Have you ever contemplated how difficult a snowy weather can turn out on heavy equipment? Well, it can be very fatal and may result to ultimate crack down of the machine. Winter is a big threat to heavy equipment and especially when it gets real chill, it becomes worse for them. Many construction companies are compelled to shut their work for those few months as they simply can’t get their machine working. The machine gets so cold that it takes long for it to start up and get going.
We witnessed that winters in this part of the globe has become chiller and the snow covers more than 1 to 2 feet of the road which means it becomes so hard for humans to walk on it. There it requires the help of heavy equipment to take the snow off the road. However, these equipment also have their limitations and can perform under a limited level of snow on the road. Though there some big machines which are used to clear snow that has covered 3 feet of the road. However, in order to do that, they also have to use more power to get the job done. More power means more pressure on the engine which reduces the life of the machine. Other than that, not doing regular servicing can further cause damage to the equipment.
Let us now talk about what needs to be done to safeguard the machine from a hostile snowy weather.
Try to keep the machine covered when not in use:- You might not want to expose the machine to the outside weather when it is not in use. Try to keep it covered or in your garage or in a place which can accommodate all the heavy equipment you have from the outside weather. When the machine is at work, try not to keep it on the site as we tend to do during normal seasons. It is worth taking the extra effort to haul it back home.
Take off the snow that sneaks its way inside the machine:- When the equipment is at ease, it is recommended to pick the snow blocks out from its bottom. Simultaneously, when you are done for the day and bringing the stuff back home, you try and take off the huge/small blocks of snow that gets stuck to its bottom.
Service it regularly:- Servicing the machine in such a weather is very crucial. You just can’t wait for the season to get over so that you can do the servicing thing at your ease. If you have a team who takes care of the servicing part, you can get the problem sorted in no time or else you get hold of someone who can get things fixed for you.
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B & R Equipment Co.
3100 Keller Hicks Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76244