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Why Does Construction Equipment Need Regular Maintenance?

When things are going well or you’re extremely busy, it can be easy to forget when it’s time to provide your construction equipment with preventive maintenance. However, neglecting maintenance for too long can lead to a number of different issues. Be sure to provide your equipment with regular maintenance service to experience the multiple benefits of doing so.

Maintained Compliance with Local and Federal Laws

Construction equipment maintenance laws vary from state to state, but each state has laws in place regarding how often construction equipment must receive maintenance. Additionally, businesses must follow federal regulations and provide their equipment with maintenance after a certain amount of usage. One piece of equipment’s regulations will differ from another’s, so it’s important to be familiar with the local and federal regulations for each piece of construction equipment in your fleet.

Federal and local laws are in place to ensure the safety of your employees and anyone else that might be within the vicinity of your equipment. Failing to comply with maintenance regulations will typically result in severe consequences, such as heavy fines or even the loss of licenses. Be sure to schedule maintenance on time to avoid compliance issues.

Improved Equipment Lifespan

The costs associated with purchasing new equipment are very high. Additionally, if you find yourself in need of new construction equipment, it’s nearly impossible to come across today. You’ll likely find yourself on a long waitlist if you need new construction equipment.

The good news is that routine and preventive maintenance can lengthen your construction equipment’s lifespan. Regular maintenance addresses any minor issues and keeps your equipment running smoothly for longer periods of time. 

Reduced Risk of Equipment Downtime

During regular maintenance, minor issues within your construction equipment will be addressed. Additionally, oil and fluid levels will be checked and refilled if necessary, moving parts will be monitored and lubricated, and a visual inspection will be performed to look for any outer visible damage. All of these components of maintenance will reduce the risk of equipment downtime due to a breakdown.

When your equipment experiences a breakdown, you won’t be able to do the necessary work until your equipment is up and running again. The longer that your equipment experiences downtime, the more revenue you’ll lose. 

Safer Operation

Construction equipment contains many moving parts. Well-maintained equipment is safer to operate than poorly maintained equipment. If your equipment experiences sudden component failure and stops working while a worker is operating or driving the equipment, they could be in danger. 

Ensure that your employees stay safe and protected while on the job by scheduling construction equipment maintenance with RPM Machinery.

Greater Efficiency

Scheduling regular maintenance keeps your equipment operating as intended. If your heavy machinery stops working due to a lack of maintenance, you’ll need to spend valuable time performing repairs. Not only are the parts and labor associated with repairs expensive, but your paid workers won’t be able to do their jobs, as they’ll be waiting on the equipment to be repaired.

Maintenance keeps both your machinery and business operating efficiently, as your equipment will help you get the job done and stay on schedule. 

Construction Equipment Maintenance From RPM Machinery

When you enroll in a service agreement with RPM Machinery, we can access your machinery’s usage monitor to alert you when it’s time for service. All you need to do is let us know when we can come by to service your equipment. 

Even if you don’t enroll in a maintenance program with RPM Machinery, we can provide your employees with guidance on how to properly service and maintain your construction equipment. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help with all of your regular construction equipment maintenance needs.

Contact RPM Machinery for Construction Equipment Maintenance

The team at RPM Machinery knows that providing your construction equipment with regular maintenance is incredibly important to your business. That’s why RPM offers maintenance plans that ensure you receive maintenance on time. When the time comes to schedule maintenance, we’ll get in touch with you to ensure routine maintenance is not forgotten. Get in contact with us today to learn more.