Maintenance will reduce excavator operating costs

Experts offer tips on how to better manage construction costs.
Experts offer tips on how to better manage construction costs. | File photo
As a business owner, there are always factors that are out of your hands, but effectively managing the things you can control will save you time and money and have a positive impact on your bottom line.

Here are two considerations that can help you manage your overall operating costs, sharpen your bids and improve the profitability of your business.

Regular Maintenance: The number one thing that can be done to retain value and extend the life of your excavator is to perform basic maintenance as recommended in the operators manual. Make sure that you’re checking your filters, sampling the oil, greasing the attachments, checking fuel quality — all simple maintenance procedures that will keep your costs down and help prevent premature failures.

Cooling System. Heavy equipment is typically used in environments with a high level of dust and debris. It is essential to make sure that your radiator and cooling systems are cleaned out regularly, otherwise you run the risk of overheating the engine and causing other problems. Excavators with tilt-out coolers make it easy for operators and technicians to access them in order to blow them out.

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