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Protect heavy equipment with these winter cleaning and maintenance tips

Keeping your heavy equipment clean and in good condition is a year-round job. However, actually cleaning the equipment can be a little more difficult in colder months when freezing temperatures, winter precipitation and all that salt and grime on the roads present their own challenges to maintaining machinery that’s well-maintained with a professional appearance. In some [...]

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5 ways to save fuel while operating heavy equipment

Margins matter in any business, especially in industries like construction, farming or any other field that relies on expensive heavy equipment. That's why a close eye must be kept on every way possible to save money. For heavy equipment operators, one of the best ways to save money is to focus on fuel efficiency. The [...]

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How to stay safe around heavy construction equipment

Ask any heavy equipment operator what their top priorities are and the best will always include safety at or near the top of the list. In construction, heavy equipment and machinery is a common cause of injury and even death. Of 4,674 private industry worker deaths in 2017, 20.7% occurred in construction, according to OSHA. [...]

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How a clean air filter helps farm equipment performance

Keeping farm equipment and machinery at peak performance is always a priority to farmers. A combine or tractor that suffers engine problems at the wrong time can really put farm operations in a bind. That's why it's critical that farmers and equipment operators maintain a watchful eye over their equipment and make sure all of [...]

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What to look for when hiring heavy equipment operators

Hiring can be a stressful process no matter the job. In the construction industry, employers need to find people who either already ring a specific set of skills to the job or are eager and able to learn those skills very quickly on the job. Employers who need heavy equipment operators to run their fleets need [...]

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How dirt and dust damage heavy equipment engines and air filters

Dirt and dust are heavy equipment air filters’ worst enemies. The havoc these tiny particles wreak on engines is well-known. As they’re built today, diesel engines need clean air to operate at full power and efficiency. Without clean air, engines can very quickly fall into disrepair. This is almost always followed by expensive repair bills from [...]

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These tips will help you stay safe while operating heavy equipment

Safety is always of concern in any industry that relies on heavy equipment. That is true on the construction site and on the farm. Unfortunately, thought, accidents happen that result in injuries and, in some cases, death. Many of these accidents are preventable, too, proving why safety must always remain a top priority at the work [...]

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Here's what you should know about cleaning heavy equipment air filters

Engines operate more efficiently and more powerfully when air flows through unrestricted. To allow for proper air flow, heavy equipment air filters must remain as clean as possible. That means that heavy equipment and other machinery operators must keep a close eye on air filters to determine whether they be dirty enough to warrant cleaning. But [...]

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Clean heavy equipment air filters to boost fuel economy

Air filters can make a world of difference in diesel-powered heavy equipment engine performance. That is why keeping air filters clean is so vital. When they are clean, air filters can better protect engines and improve their performance. But through regular use, air filters gather dirt and contaminants. Air filters are responsible for capturing these contaminants [...]

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5 diesel engine problems and how to handle them

When you are in a line of work that requires you to push equipment and tools to their limits, you are going to encounter wear and tear. Unfortunately, ignoring those small, everyday maintenance issues over time - especially those that affect your equipment’s engines - is going to cost you. Literally. Down equipment waiting to be [...]

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