Preventative Maintenance and Servicing in Cold Months

As the weather cools down and the construction season slows for the year, you might be noticing that your equipment is a bit worse for wear. It’s easy for equipment to be neglected during the busy summer construction season. 2018 was a record construction year for many companies, but the good news is that now is the perfect time for you to have your equipment serviced. Our skilled mechanics and technicians are ready to service and repair your equipment and make sure that it’s in tip-top shape before the 2019 construction season takes off!

There are two main types of maintenance for your equipment, Corrective Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance. It’s important to make sure both types of maintenance are conducted. Preventative maintenance is crucial to help keep work sites safe and to help prevent the risk of accidents. As well, preventative maintenance can help you identify issues before an incident occurs. This maintenance is conducted at predetermined intervals typically suggested by the manufacturer or government regulations.

Corrective maintenance is conducted after a defect or abnormality is detected or some sort of failure has occurred. Issues may be identified during routine inspections or during some sort of preventative maintenance. While corrective maintenance is the most common and cost-effective maintenance, it also leads to substantial risk for injury or an accident. Conducting preventative maintenance in tandem can help you identify potential issues that need to be corrected before a major incident occurs.

OSHA reports that 70-90% of the 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries that occur each year could be prevented through proper housekeeping items such as proper equipment servicing and maintenance. Especially important is servicing of fall prevention devices for aerial lifting equipment and personnel hosting equipment. Injuries from slips, trips and falls account for 15% of the 2,000+ accidental workplace fatalities in 2017. Ensuring that fall prevention devices are properly inspected, serviced and maintained per the manufactures recommendations and OSHA/DOT regulations can help prevent these accidents. As well, research indicates that proper preventative maintenance can result in a 30% cost savings for businesses above their expenditure. So, while routine maintenance may require a larger budget line, it leads to larger savings over time by reducing downtime, workplace injuries and equipment replacement needs.

If you’re ready to get your 2019 maintenance needs underway from inspections to preventative or corrective maintenance, our full-service maintenance department is standing at the ready.  We offer a wide variety of services to meet your needs including:

  • Boom Cylinder Testing & Replacement
  • Hydraulic Servicing
  • DOT & Annual Inspections – OSHA Required
  • Powertrain & Electronic Diagnostics
  • Boom Lacing Repair & Welding

Don’t see your service needs listed? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you make a plan to meet your servicing needs.

Our qualified mechanics are also ready to service all sorts of equipment from across the construction industry. A few of the types of equipment we service include:

  • Cranes (All-Terrain, Rough Terrain, Hydraulic, Crawler, Tower Cranes)
  • Boom Trucks
  • Bucket Trucks
  • Excavating Equipment / “Yellow Iron”
  • Truck Tractors & Trailers
  • Personnel Lifts
  • Telescoping Boom Lifts
  • Forklifts & Telehandlers
  • Scissor Lifts

We service most makes and models to ensure that all your equipment needs are met.

The best part is you don’t even have to coordinate your transportation to our shop for your equipment. We offer both onsite and mobile service, so we can fix you up wherever you need. Prefer to keep your equipment out of the way while it’s under maintenance? Our full-service shop is at the ready to meet your needs.

Let us help you get your equipment up and running safely. To find out more about the services we offer and the equipment we service, give us a call at (913) 238-7030. As always, we offer 24-hour emergency service. Make sure 2019 starts off without a hitch and contact us today!