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Tips for Maintaining Backhoe Loaders

Six Backhoe Preventive Maintenance Best Practices A little preventive maintenance goes a long way in keeping your backhoe operating at its most productive. Here are six best practices on backhoe maintenance. 1. Daily The easiest and most effective way to prevent...

Maintenance Tips for Skid Steer Tires

A few simple maintenance routines can extend the life of your skid steer tires dramatically.  Clean your Tires Hose down your tires routinely so they are easy to inspect. Look for bubbles, bumps, cracks, and anything that might be lodged in the rubber. Check the Tread...

Dealing with Changing Tire Pressure During the Winter

Underinflated tires are a drain on your business. Low tire pressure increases fuel usage and wear. Follow these best practices to get optimal performance from your equipment. Check tire pressure regularly You can't check tire pressure with a visual inspection. Many...

Be Prepared before You Rent Construction Equipment

Renting construction equipment should be straightforward and hassle free. By being prepared and knowing the rental requirements, you can speed up the rental process and get back to work quickly. Rental Equipment Delivery In most cases, there is a delivery fee, so make...

Why Is Renting a Good Idea?

Try before you buy Renting is an easy, commitment free way to test drive a piece of construction equipment you aren't sure about purchasing. It's also a great way to see if a machine meets your requirements for power, productivity, and fuel efficiency.  If you intend...

Best Practices for Asphalt Safety

Asphalt paving can be a dangerous job. You’re working with piping hot material next to heavy machinery, often with moving traffic. However, all of these risks can be greatly reduced with these simple best practices. Here are some ways to keep you and your crew alert...

Safety Tips on the Road

Dress Clothing—Never wear loose jackets, shirts, or pants. Loose clothing can get caught in moving parts. Shoes—Always wear work boots with non-skid soles and steel toes. Keep the soles free of tack. Safety glasses—Safety glasses should be worn when there is any...

Trench Shield

Precautions Train your operators Thoroughly train operators to avoid potential dangers while on the job. All operators and supervisors should receive training on proper handling and assembly of trench shields. Sizing a trench shield Knowing the scope of your job is...

Fluid Maintenance

It is especially important to monitor fluid levels in your equipment during the summer months when temperatures are high. The summer heat will cause the engine to warm at a faster rate. As the engine warms, the machine’s fluids will suffer vaporization loss,...

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...