Track Tension

Track Tension

Adjusting Tension Improper tension Loose tracks can detrack. Over-tightening can cause power loss, excessive roller and idler wear, and could tear the tracks. Refer to your operator’s manual for track inspection and tensioning procedures. How to adjust Track tension...
Excavator Safety

Excavator Safety

Earthmoving projects pose a variety of dangers to excavator operators and anyone else on the jobsite. Follow our best practices below to ensure a safe project. Preliminary Checkpoints Check fuel levels It sounds simple, but make sure the machine has enough fuel before...
Equipment Transportation Safety Tips

Equipment Transportation Safety Tips

A large number of fatal accidents occur while loading and unloading heavy equipment from a trailer. For this reason, workers must follow these safety tips. Drivers Must Be Well Rested Operators that transport equipment must be well rested and should take occasional...

Checklist for cold weather operation

Use the best fuel Make sure you are using high quality winter diesel fuel.  The fuel conditioner should match the type of fuel you are using (e.g., low sulfur) and should be approved by manufacturer.   Check starting devices Check to make sure block heaters and cold...