Check the FluidsOne of the most important maintenance tasks for any piece of machinery is checking the fluids at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer. Make sure you inspect the hydraulic fluid, engine oil, and coolant, as low levels of any of these fluids can cause serious damage to your mini excavator. Also, check your owner’s manual to see how often to replace the various fluids.
Inspect the TracksMini excavators rely on their tracks to move around, so it is crucial to keep them in good condition. Inspect the tracks for any signs of damage, such as cracks, tears, or missing pieces. If you notice any issues, don’t use the machine and have the problems repaired immediately. In addition, make sure the tracks are clean and free of debris, which can cause unnecessary wear and tear.
Use the Grease GunInspect all pivot points on your compact excavators and grease where needed. Something that is often completely overlooked is the bucket or attachment. Be sure to check all the pivot points on the attachment as well, and grease if needed. If you aren’t sure where to grease your compact excavator or how to do it, contact our service team at Heavy Machines.
Wash the cooling systemEnsure your radiator, oil cooler, and other heat exchangers are kept clean during operation. Look for any accumulated debris and wipe down the surfaces when necessary. Slow leaks of oil or coolant tend to collect dust and other particulate matter. If you see this type of build up, it could be a sign of a larger problem.
Schedule Regular MaintenanceIt’s important to schedule regular maintenance for your mini excavators, including routine inspections, filter replacements, fluid changes, and other essential service tasks. Following a regular maintenance schedule ensures your machine stays in top condition and can help prevent costly breakdowns.