How to Prepare Construction Equipment for the Winter

With snow season just around the corner you need to take the appropriate measure to prepare your construction equipment.

Here are some basic tips to help you:

  • Check all lights
  • Check windshield wipers and washers
  • Check batteries
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Change engine oil and filters
  • Replace all fuel filters
  • Check all engine belts
  • Check heater operation
  • Grease machine
  • Do a general check over of the machine look for any damage
  • Check bucket pins for too much wear
  • Lube all doors
  • Make sure all safety alarms work especially back up alarms
  • Check all mirrors replace if necessary, keep mirrors clean
  • Give machine a good cleaning before winter and in the spring
  • Make sure there is no fluid leaks especially hydraulic oil
  • Check brake operation
  • Check parking brake
  • Add fuel supplement
  • Check fuel source for correct fuel blend

These are just some do it yourself tips to keep your equipment safe during the winter. If you would like to learn more or have professionals do a thorough winterization you can visit Tracey Road Equipment and they will be at your service.