Did you forget
Many owners, operators of mini diggers forget about servicing their machines in the winter. In 99% of cases, smaller mini diggers are not as necessary to work as in the summer because they are not strong enough to overcome the permafrost layer, so remember that that winter is the only time when we can make the necessary repairs, maintenance and service of the mini digger without much rush.
After “transferring” machines from construction sites to the company’s base, you should slowly start thinking about the fact that next season will be better and thus our machines must be non-stop at the construction site, so that you need to perform a proper review of repairs.
How to properly service the machine?
If we do not notice major technical deficiencies of our machine, we should change the machine’s engine oil, hydraulic oil and a set of filters – of course, but often overlooked. Failure to do this may result in the machine overheating in the next season and thus the need to stop work.
Secondly, check the technical condition of all the cylinders, and above all those directly responsible for the arm’s work. Being at the shoulder remember to clear the slack in the place where the bucket joins with the quick connector and the excavator arm.
The next important element is the review of the driving gear, hydromotor, mini excavator supporters. It should be carefully examined if there are no leaks and it is best to take it to a professional service dealing with the repair of the transmission. Specialists will assess the state of gear wear, regenerate sealant followers which will minimize the risk of gear failure during operation in the summer season. We should remember that in the event of a faulty cylinder, it is possible to transport the machine or even go down from the construction site. In the event of a gear failure, the machine is grounded. When checking the condition of the machine’s final drive, you should also look at the condition of the track drive wheels whether they need to be replaced.
Another important factor is checking the condition of our rotation motor. To assess this, it is necessary to examine whether at different times of the engine recording (cold, warm, hot) the cabin under the influence of the joystick makes the same movements. If this is not the first sign of impending trouble with the rotation engine.
Performing these several checking activities and investing a small amount of capital will minimize the likelihood of machine failure during seasonal operation. All of us know how much loss comes from each day of machine downtime, even the day – from every hour!