Arthur Cordes is an ex-Marine Corps sniper who spent two years with the United States Army and eight years in the Marine Corps. Arthur Cordes left the Marine Corps in 1993 and started working in the hazardous waste removal industry. He has twenty years’ experience in the field and has worked as a heavy equipment operator for several projects including Farmland Plant expansion in Independence, Kansas. Here are a few earth-moving equipment maintenance tips you can use.
Keep Machinery Lubricated
Arthur Cordes knows the importance of having the earth-moving equipment well-lubricated. Al moving parts in a machine need to be lubricated or they will eventually fail. If you want your machinery to help you get the job done, you will need to make sure they are properly lubricated. Without proper lubrication, parts will create excess friction which will result in wear and tear on the machinery. When lubricating earth-moving machinery, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use the right amount of lubrication. Excessive amounts of lubrication can cause seal issues, energy loss, and excessive accumulation of grease.
It is vital that all earth-moving machinery are inspected and serviced regularly. You will need to follow a strict maintenance schedule, have the machinery inspected and parts replaced. Gaskets and seals should be inspected on a regular basis to make sure they are not broken. When maintaining heavy machinery, it is important to follow the equipment’s maintenance checklist. Arthur Cordes has eighteen years’ experience working with heavy machinery and knows the safety of his crew depends on the regular maintenance of the equipment they use.