You need to keep your heavy equipment running smoothly and predictably to avoid work delays. For the sake of your fleet, you cannot skimp on maintenance. In fact, keeping up with the operation of your construction equipment is almost as important a task as using it. Without proper care, your heavy machinery won’t be available when you need it to be.
Maintenance comes in two forms — reactive and preventative. Reactive maintenance occurs when your equipment encounters a problem such as low oil levels or performance problems from contaminants in the fuel. Though the machine may not completely break down, it will still experience enough problems to require service before it can work at its greatest efficiency. Often, reactive maintenance occurs after a breakdown happens, requiring a rapid response to the challenge to minimize downtime.