After a long winter, you’ll find yourself getting your equipment ready for another busy season. Before you get out to the job sites, you want to make sure your machines are set and maintained properly to avoid any downtime. You can’t make money when your rigs aren’t running. What should you do to make sure you’re ready? Here’s our guide to spring maintenance!
1. Turn the Key
First things first, make sure your machines will start. If it’s been sitting idle for the winter, condensation may have built up in your fuel lines. This will allow you to confirm if that happened. It also gives you an opportunity to inspect the vehicle for any damage that may have occurred over the winter.
2. Air Conditioning
There are few things worse than a long day in a rig with no air conditioning. Take the time now to ensure that the system is working in all of your machines. While you’re at it, make sure the cooling system is working as well. Hot weather brings hot engines, which can mean your machines on the sidelines instead of making you money.
Test your hydraulic systems to ensure that all is well there. Make sure they’re not only working properly, but clean. Check for blockages, restrictions, and install new filters.
Were you doing snow removal over the winter? Now’s the time to convert back to summer use! Remove the plows, and salter bodies, The sooner this is done, the sooner you’re making money when the time comes!
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