The work efficiency of construction equipment has a direct influence on the overall work productivity of a construction site and plays a significant role in driving the pace of construction work. Therefore, it is essential to maintain the overall health and work efficiency of construction equipment to keep a steady pace of construction work. Notably, construction equipment that goes through regular maintenance and repair work has a longer work life than those that are not serviced often. All one needs is proper maintenance tips for construction equipment as given below:
1. Routine checkup
Construction equipment should be examined thoroughly before and after their usage. This examination will help to reveal any requirement for repair or maintenance work. Once the cause of problem is discovered, it can be repaired accordingly. Resolving problems in this manner will help to avoid heavy repair and maintenance bills. At the same time, it minimizes the risk of machine-related accidents. This practice will also help to maintain a high resell price for the machinery.
2. Follow the rules
All machinery come with operating manuals. Operating techniques given in such manuals should be sincerely followed to obtain maximum efficiency and reduction in maintenance time. Following the proper procedures will ensure the safety of operations and increase work productivity. These types of machinery should be operated by trained professionals who are certified to operate construction equipment.
3. Clean machine and clean environment
Construction equipment should not be exposed to unclean surroundings for extended periods and should be appropriately cleaned after usage. Exposure to wind and water can lead to rust and rot. There are many seals and filters present on construction equipment to safeguard their working parts from contaminations.
Seals should be regularly checked to make sure they are clean and in good condition. Similarly, filters should be systematically examined and should be changed at regular intervals.
4. Record all your maintenance work
Maintaining a proper record of machinery maintenances has many advantages such as:
- It provides history of repair works executed and when we need to go for maintenance support again.
- It helps to prepare a checklist for machinery inspection.
- Awareness about problems that have previously occurred can help to prevent their reoccurrence.
Regular maintenances yield visible benefits such as reduction in repair and operating costs along with better fuel efficiency. To obtain maximum efficiency, one should follow the prescribed construction equipment standards and construction building standards at the work site.