Heavy equipment is a real backbone of such industries as construction, mining, agriculture and more. Such machines, intended for hard work in the field, are susceptible to wear and tear, breakdowns, and various damages. Due to the size and complexity of heavy equipment, repairing even minor damage can be extremely costly. Maintenance and regular inspection of heavy equipment fleet is essential in preventing problems and financial losses. The following tips can be very useful for ensuring long and efficient life of heavy equipment.
One of the simplest solutions to keep heavy equipment in a good working is its regular cleaning. Dirt and dust can speed up processes like rusting, clog filters and vents, as well as damage any leading components. Heavy equipment fleet needs a schedule of cleaning, pressure washing and some additional cleaning procedures like cleaning the engine.
Stick to equipment’s limits
Operators work with machines regularly and they are the front line of identifying any problems. Not only should they know how to operate a particular type of heavy equipment, but also know how to do it safely, without risks and exceeding restrictions, established loads and norms. It should be a part of operators’ training. Pushing machinery beyond its limits shortens its life, as well as increases the chances of accidents.
For a long service life heavy equipment needs special space for storage outside working hours. Adverse weather conditions could damage it, as well as leaving heavy equipment outside is unreliable. Also it is important to take care of correct movement of heavy equipment to the storage place.
Involvement of modern technologies
Integration of modern mobile technology into heavy equipment maintenance process can provide a lot of advantages. Special mobile apps can remove the problems posed by traditional paper checklists and provide more accuracy, speed and agility in conducting heavy equipment inspections. Such mobile solutions require some investment, but it will pay off in increased productivity and uptime of all heavy equipment.
Snappii’s mobile solutions for heavy equipment maintenance
Companies of various industries trust Snappii to get a high quality, beneficial and convenient mobile solution to keep their business running. For about 10 years we primarily specialize on 2 directions: ready-made business apps and custom business app development. Saying about the field of heavy equipment management and maintenance, Snappii offers the ready-made Heavy Equipment Inspection app, which allows users to conduct detailed inspections covering each major system and component of heavy equipment. This inspection app is able to replace paper-based forms and paperwork, and provide an ability to collect, process and share all necessary information with just a mobile device. The app provides both mechanical and visual checkpoints. Indicate problems, disrepairs, malfunctions in the equipment performance, and notify mechanics about maintenance issues or repair services required. You can find more information about this app here. Heavy Equipment Inspection app is available in Apple App Store and Google Play.
The second direction of Snappii’s activity offers an opportunity of creation a personal mobile app for heavy equipment maintenance and inspection in accordance with specific requirements. Our team will meet all your needs and create an app from scratch. Contact us here to discuss this.