Tips For Caring Heavy Equipment

Written by Widya Wiyaniputri

July 25, 2022

Heavy equipment is one key to the success of an industrial company. By using heavy equipment, various demanding jobs in mining, forestry, and construction can be carried out properly. However, if not properly cared for, this tool will fail in a shorter time span and require a longer time to repair. Besides functioning to prevent damage, maintaining heavy equipment also serves to improve work safety, especially for operators and workers around mining sites or projects.

Here are some tips that you can do to care for heavy equipment:

1 Pay attention to the cleanliness of the oil

In caring for heavy equipment and excavators, the most important thing to pay attention to is to pay attention to the cleanliness of the oil. Dirty oil will make the engine heat quickly and affect the performance of the excavator.

2. Pay attention to oil level

Do not let the oil level be below the standard. It will make the machine work not smoothly and not function properly, such as jamming some parts and even wear and tear of engine components.

3. Air filter

Replace the air filter to maintain the machine so that the incoming air is always clean and not mixed with dust because a dirty air filter will make the diesel tank combustion incomplete.


Dirty Air Filter
Dirty Air Filter


4. Make sure the fuel is tightly close

Always check the fuel filter cap, so that the results from diesel deposits do not meet the filter. Sometimes this is often overlooked and makes heavy equipment work harder.

Always pay attention to the maintenance of your heavy equipment to reduce the risk of damage at a greater cost and increase the safety of employees.