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Our top tips for large machinery maintenance

Mining and agriculture are two global industries that would not be possible in today’s world without the use of large machinery to support their operations. As a result, preventive and routine maintenance is critical to the efficiency and longevity of the machinery, as well as the industry and the company that they support. 

Machinery maintenance protects the value of the equipment by keeping machines in good working order, extending equipment life, keeping operators safe and, finally, ensuring the availability of the machinery. So, without further ado, here are our top tips for maintaining large machinery in your business.

Establish a regular maintenance schedule and stick to it

Following a maintenance schedule will help ensure that your machinery is always in good working order and can help prevent problems from occurring. This can be accomplished by keeping a maintenance log for each machine that details all work performed as well as any issues discovered and resolved.

Keep a close eye on your machinery

Regular inspections can help identify potential problems early on, saving you money on future machinery repairs. If you notice something isn’t quite right with your machinery, don’t wait until it completely breaks down to get it fixed. Take it to a professional for servicing or repairs as soon as possible to avoid further damage and costly repairs down the road.

Make use of technology

Technology can play a significant role in machinery maintenance, particularly when it comes to monitoring equipment performance. Data logging devices, for example, can be used to monitor key performance indicators such as temperature, speed and vibration. This information can then be used to prevent potential problems from occurring.

Ensure your machinery is regularly serviced

Your machinery should be serviced on a regular basis by a qualified technician to keep it running smoothly and prevent major problems from arising. During a service, the technician will inspect the vehicle for wear and tear, lubricate moving parts and make any necessary repairs. This should also be part of your regular maintenance schedule for your machinery.

Maintaining a heavy vehicle is also important. This includes checking the brakes, tyre pressures, and fluid levels. You should also have a qualified mechanic perform a full service on your vehicle every 12 months or 20,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

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