All heavy machinery needs to be replaced now and again. Sometimes it can be because of small, seemingly insignificant parts. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
- Hardox PlatesHardox plates is made of a very strong steel material that is abrasion resistant and fairly bendable also. It would be used for things like the bucket of a bull dozer. As with all steel, eventually hardox plates will because dinged up with use, but it will take a very long time, longer than with regular steel, before you need to replace it. When the time does come, it is possible to just replace the edge that has gotten beat up.
- Bucket pins Bucket pins are used on the actual bucket of an excavator. These can become worn out and in need of replacement. Sometimes it’s actual necessary to shrink the bushing by welding the entire gushing.
- Heavy Equipment Hydraulic Cylinder which can also be known as a linear hydraulic motor is usually used in construction equipment for the most part. Some reasons to replace and repair these is if the cylinder is leaking, the piston rod is bent, or if the mountings are not secure, among other reasons.
- Caterpillar Parts These parts are made to a very specific standard and are made to be durable and reliable and well as to increase productivity and decrease environmental impact. Because of these factors, if a caterpillar part is not functioning correctly, it can affect the way the whole machine runs. You can actually buy used caterpillar parts and it will be sufficient as many people replace the parts before their life is up.
Keeping up with your machinery is very important if you want to do an efficient and high quality job. It can be very easy to cut corners and forego things that seem to be of little importance when compared to the big picture but many of these small things are what make the big picture work; the big picture being your equipment, of course! Never let something be ignored if it catches your eye and always make sure you that you are checking your equipment, even the small parts, on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb is to check your machines every three months and that way, if there is something that needs to be worked on, it will never go longer than about two months without being seen to. Naturally, do not neglect the big things to take care of the small things; that would not work either. Try to make sure you always have enough room in your budget for repairs, no matter which part it is.
What other heavy equipment parts are important to watch for when ensuring that your machines are all running correctly?