Do you get bothered by the sudden need for repairs to your equipment? Isn’t it the most painful and frustrating thing for an equipment owner?
The heavy construction equipment sometimes gets damaged by careless handling. Then they need repair services. The repairing of the equipment may increase the downtime of the machine which ultimately increases the investment and operating cost of it. If you neglect the repair, then the machine may go to failure which is again an extra burden on your company.
As a fleet owner, you must be careful about these sudden repairs and efficiently maintain the equipment so that you can avoid such conditions. Managing the repairs before it goes to failure is the smartest approach to keep the machine working for a long time.
In this article, we are giving you some tips to follow this repair-before-failure approach. So that you cannot lose your equipment anymore.
Preventive maintenance is always recommended to keep the heavy construction equipment maintained even during the idling. It is easy to keep checking the machine gradually so that you may know about any damage to it. Checking the engine usage, battery life, oil change, and other parts is all that you need to do in preventive maintenance. You can also schedule the maintenance of the equipment during a short rest from one project to another. It will save your time and money at the same time. This is the most inexpensive method to follow a repair-before-failure approach. It will keep your machine free from early failure.
Use technology to monitor
You can install and upgrade your equipment to digital technologies for monitoring. It will help you to keep updated about everything you need to know about your equipment. The devices can easily be connected to mobile phones so that you may not miss any alerts and notifications. The data received from the equipment will also tell you the need for repair in the machine. This way, you can arrange a quick maintenance schedule so the equipment cannot go into failure and be ready for the next project.
Do not leave any repairing task on the pending list. Ask your team to perform the maintenance on time. the backlog may cause the failure of the machine. Before you get too late, do it now and complete the pending repairing job. Managing a backlog means that your machine should not be in a condition that needs repair. You need to be alert before the failure of any part. This is the important yet little challenging part of the repair-before-failure approach. But once you achieve this step, you will never go back to the heavy construction equipment failure.
In the life of a fleet manager and an equipment owner, equipment failure due to the negligence of maintenance is common. It is, indeed, a painful thing to handle as it costs extra money the repair. The machine may go into a long idling time which will also increase the cost over it. In this article, we have mentioned a few tips to follow the repair-before-failure approach.