Welcome to the world of construction, where every project’s success hinges on the reliability of the equipment at your disposal. In the fast-paced realm of plant hire, ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your machinery is paramount. In this blog post, we’ll delve into essential maintenance tips that can help you maximise the lifespan of your plant hire equipment, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your fleet.
Our top tips
Routine inspections are the backbone of effective equipment maintenance. Establish a consistent schedule for thorough check-ups. This includes examining crucial components such as engines, hydraulics, and electrical systems. Early detection of potential issues can prevent major breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your equipment.
Proper lubrication is the lifeblood of heavy machinery. Regularly lubricate all moving parts to reduce friction, minimise wear and tear, and enhance overall performance. Be sure to use the manufacturer-recommended lubricants for each specific component.
Keep it Clean:
Dust, debris, and dirt can wreak havoc on machinery if left unchecked. Implement a cleaning regimen to remove accumulated grime. Pay special attention to air filters, radiators, and cooling systems. Clean equipment operates more efficiently and is less prone to overheating.
Monitor Fluid Levels:
Maintaining the correct levels of fluids, including hydraulic oil, engine oil, and coolant, is vital. Regularly check and top up these fluids according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Consistent fluid levels contribute to smoother operation and prevent unnecessary strain on the equipment.
Train Your Operators:
Educate your equipment operators on proper usage and basic maintenance tasks. Well-trained operators are more likely to identify potential issues early, operate machinery efficiently, and follow recommended maintenance procedures.
Address Issues Promptly:
Don’t ignore warning signs. If something doesn’t sound right or if there’s an unusual vibration, address it immediately. Promptly attending to small issues can prevent them from escalating into major problems that could lead to costly repairs or equipment failure.
Store Equipment Properly:
When equipment is not in use, store it in a secure and sheltered environment. Exposure to the elements can accelerate wear and corrosion. If possible, store equipment indoors or under protective covers to shield it from weather-related damage.
Follow Manufacturer Guidelines:
Always adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommended maintenance schedules. These guidelines are designed to optimise the performance and lifespan of your plant hire equipment. Deviating from these recommendations can lead to unnecessary wear and tear.
Find out more about plant hire equipment from H. E. Services
H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of plant hire, offering a comprehensive range of top-tier equipment tailored to meet the diverse needs of the construction industry. With a legacy spanning several decades, H. E. Services has earned its reputation as a trusted partner for construction professionals seeking reliable, efficient, and cutting-edge machinery. So what machinery can you expect to hire from H. E. Services?
Looking to hire a digger in the UK?
H. E. Services proudly presents an extensive fleet of over 3,500 plant items, available for hire across the nation through our strategically positioned depots. Most of which are in the form of diggers. Whether you’re looking to hire a mini digger, or rent a long reach digger for an upcoming site project, we’ve got you covered. View all of our diggers for hire here.
Need to rent a telehandler to reach new heights?
Discover unmatched versatility and performance with our telehandlers for hire. Our telehandler fleet is meticulously curated to meet the dynamic needs of construction projects, offering a range of lifting capacities and heights. Whether you require a 4M telehandler, or a 20M telehandler to tackle the bigger projects, we have plenty of JCB and Manitou telehandlers to choose from. Find out more about our telehandler fleet.
Dumper hire is also available!
Whether you are tackling earthmoving projects or transporting construction materials across rugged terrain, our dumper trucks offer robust performance and reliability. With various load capacities and configurations, our dumper trucks are versatile solutions for any construction task. Our fleet includes Thwaites, Hydrema and Yanmar dumper trucks. We also offer both wheeled and tracked dumpers to suit your requirements. View all of our dumper trucks for hire here.
Along with our 3 main types of construction machinery, H. E. Services can also accommodate roller and compactor plates hire as well as tractor hire. View our full range of plant hire equipment on our website, and get in touch to get a quote.
Get in touch with the team to book your Plant Hire
Booking your plant hire equipment is a seamless process designed for your convenience. Reach out to our dedicated team through email or give us a call on: 0208 804 2000 to discuss your equipment needs. Our team will also be able to provide expert advice, and finalise your booking. Alternatively, please fill out a form on our website to get a quote for your upcoming construction project.
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All information correct as of: 29th November 2023.