Do you need heavy equipment parts? Or perhaps you have existing equipment that is in need of repair? Whether you need parts of services, you know the importance of maintaining your equipment so that it functions optimally and you can get the job done on time.
Perhaps one or more of the following parts on your acquisitions list:
- Bucket pins
- Commercial engine cylinders
- Hardox plates
- Heavy equipment oil coolers
- Heavy equipment hydraulic cylinders
In general, your construction equipment will last around 15 years when properly maintained. Part of proper maintenance, of course, is ensuring that the equipment is functioning optimally at all times. Furthermore, it is important to replace equipment parts before it breaks down, when possible.
When you purchased your equipment, it was likely under warranty. When equipment breaks down due to user error, which is a common cause of equipment breakdown, it is not covered. It’s important to note that 35% of equipment failure is caused by user error, so following proper usage and safety protocols is essential.
If your equipment is experiencing fluid power failures on a regular basis, it could be due to contamination. Approximately 75% of these failures are a result of fluid contamination. A solution to this situation is using hydraulic filters.
When rating oil filters, a technique called a beta rating is used. Depending on the size of the particles, such as two, five, or ten microns, there will be different beta ratios. Since different types and sizes of particulates may enter into the fluid, it’s essential to have the right oil filter so the equipment functions properly.
Another issue that you may be encountering is heat build-up with oil and fuel. In this case, you may need heavy equipment cooling systems such as heavy equipment oil coolers.
If you don’t need heavy equipment oil coolers, perhaps you need new cartridge valves? These are 2/2-way valves are also known as logic elements. Their purpose is to handle directional, pressure, check, and flow control.
If you’re concerned about flow, hydraulic logic elements can handle a wide range. This can be from five to over 5,000 gallons per minute. Hydraulic logic elements can also handle flow pressures at 6,000 per square inch or higher.
Are your gear pumps working efficiently? This type of pump is used in many types of hydraulic systems. Since it works well up to pressures of 250 bar. If your gear pumps aren’t functioning at this level of pressure, then they may need maintenance or replacement.
When you need heavy equipment parts and/or servicing, it’s important to take care of this as soon as possible. It’s also important to ensure that your employees are properly trained to use the equipment and are following safety protocols, including wearing the right protective clothing, boots, and other safety gear.
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