If you are going to have a construction company, then it is important that your work fleet is ready when you are.  After all, what good is winning the bid on a big job if you can’t get your equipment or vehicles to the job site?  As such, most construction companies practice two approaches to maintenance: Preventative maintenance and routine maintenance.
Routine Maintenance Tasks for Your Construction Company

ConstructionWhile these tasks and their frequency may vary slightly from company to company, as per your onsite mechanic’s schedule and manufacturer’s recommendations, these are jobs that should be included.

  • Checking and topping off engine coolant.
  • Machinery should be lubricated.
  • Oil changes and filters replaced.
  • Tires inspected for wear and tear, punctures and pressure level.
  • Transmission fluids levels topped off.
  • Weekly safety inspections- brakes, lines, lights, hydraulics, etc.

To ensure that your work trucks, backhoes, bulldozers, etc. are ready to go, make it easy to replace the common fluids and filters by having a supply of AMSOIL products in stock. You can order these items from AMSOIL dealer Lifetime Oil.  And by purchasing in bulk, you can save money and time because your mechanic won’t have to stop their routine maintenance tasks to go buy a case of oil.

Preventative Maintenance Tasks

Routine maintenance is the first step to preventative maintenance, as that is when you can spot possible problems and correct them before they become expensive repairs.

Be safe –

There is more to your construction vehicle than the job it can perform.  Be sure that machinery and equipment drivers have the proper safety gear available.  Use it as intended. Face shields may not seem like a big deal until they protect a worker’s eyes from a random piece of debris.  Hard hats might seem silly until an unsecured beam slides off unexpectedly. Preventing an injury is just smart business.

Be intentional –

Have a maintenance schedule and stick to it. Checking hydraulics, electrical systems, fluids lines, tire treads, etc. must be done often. Consider using an app or a logbook to keep up with when these systems were checked, or repairs were made.

Keep it clean –

At the end of each workday, have your drivers spend a few minutes cleaning the inside and outside of their vehicles or construction equipment. Yes, the dozer will probably get dusty or muddy tomorrow but letting that muck build-up makes the machine work harder and can affect how well it performs. Plus, dirt and debris can make it difficult to see while operating the equipment.

These are just a few steps you can take to be sure your construction company is always ready to take on the next job. Keeping machinery clean, the fluids topped off, oil changed, and other tasks are important. Plan now to keep up with routine and preventative maintenance.