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Hydraulic Hose Maintenance

Tips on Maintaining your Hydraulic hoses

Posted by on 8 September 2017

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Your hydraulic equipment works hard. It’s designed to do that, but even the toughest machine can’t perform well – or long – without proper preventive maintenance. Taking good care of your hydraulic hoses is an essential part of any regular service program.

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Fleet Maintenance

Fleet Maintenance | Should You Outsource Service or Do It In-House?

Posted by on 4 May 2017


One of the issues truck fleet managers have to periodically re-evaluate is the maintenance program. Is it better to handle repairs and maintenance in-house, or outsource service?

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The Eight Elements of Preventive Maintenance for your Construction Equipment

Posted by on 18 November 2014

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Construction equipment owners and operators sometimes think of preventive maintenance in terms of "lube, oil and filters." But if you expect to get the longest, most productive life from a piece of equipment, it's important to think holistically about total cost of ownership. That starts the day you buy the machine and lasts until you dispose of it.

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Summer Truck Maintenance: Prepare Your Truck For The Busy Season

Posted by on 6 May 2014

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The weather has turned a seasonal corner, and it’s time to think about an entirely new type of driving conditions. Here in New York, summer extremes can be as tough on your truck as harsh winter weather. And if your driving plans call for trips to other parts of the country, who knows what you’ll encounter? Extreme heat, mild temperatures – perhaps both on a single trip.

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Winter's Over & It's Time to Swap Machines: Proper Maintenance & Storage of Snow Removal Equipment

Posted by on 22 April 2014

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At long last, it’s time to put your Pro-Tech Sno Pusher back into storage till next winter rolls around. Before you do that, you’ll want to perform some specific end-of-winter maintenance, to ensure problems don’t develop during equipment storage and your Sno Pusher is clean and ready to go when those frozen flakes start to fall again.

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New Holland Backhoes: 4 Steps to Keep Yours on the Job

Posted by on 19 February 2014

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Backhoes are a major investment in the future of your construction business. You know New Holland backhoes are engineered to give you years of service and top performance, but you have to do your part, too. Heavy loads, moving parts and dirt can combine to create costly problems that can be avoided if you care for your equipment properly.

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Do You Know Your True Cost of Ownership?

Posted by on 3 February 2014

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For construction equipment managers, understanding your true total cost of ownership (TCO) is critical. You need the information to price jobs, so you can bid intelligently and actually make money. You need the information to accurately compare new equipment you'se considering purchasing. And you need the information to make cost-effective daily operations decisions such as determining which machines are the best choice for each job.

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Tips For Identifying Undercarriage Wear on Compact Excavators

Posted by on 8 March 2013

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Take the time to inspect and maintain your compact excavator daily.

The undercarriage is the most costly part of a compact excavator and can make up almost 20% of the machines purchase price and nearly 50% of the machines maintenance costs. These valuable components should never be neglected.

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Keep Track of Your Tracks!

Posted by on 12 June 2012

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Maintenance and Operating Techniques to Extend the Life of Your Rubber Tracks & Keep You and Your Crew Safe

Now that construction season is well underway, crews are busier than ever repairing our buildings and roads. And just as busy as the men and women working is the heavy equipment and machinery they utilize and depend on to construct and restore the roadways we drive on every day. As a result of this increased use in the spring and summer months, equipment endures more wear and tear than ever. But by following a few simple operating tips, wear and tear can be kept to a minimum, aiding in cost effectiveness, timeliness, crew safety, as well as overall efficiency and productivity.

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The Importance Of Preventative Maintenance

Posted by on 6 June 2012

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Trucks and equipment are used to accomplish tough jobs, so their owners expect them to be tough, stay tough, and never take a day off. Unfortunately that mindset could be a huge mistake that results in equipment downtime and hefty repair bills. The most recent edition of Lift and Access includes an article backing up this very idea: "Preventive Maintenance Saves Dollars".

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