Fleet Management Strategies

Maintaining your equipment helps maintain your investment.
Here are some tips to keep your fleet up and running.

Stay Proactive

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution. Stay on top of routine maintenance, like oil changes and filter replacements.

Add a monthly reminder in your calendar to check hours logged on all your machines. A more convenient route is to enroll your equipment
into preventive maintenance contracts that include routine maintenance, which will enhance resale value down the road.

Fix Recurring Problems

If a problem recurs, it’s time to have it looked at. 80% of maintenance costs are spent on recurring problems.
To keep your costs low, identify and fix recurring problems, rather than continuing to patch them.

Digital Monitoring Systems

It used to be we had to look and listen to find machine wear and tear. No longer! New technologies now allow users to
accurately monitor a machine’s performance, with data to pinpoint problems before they become major issues.

Most manufacturers have software to help you calculate operating costs and estimate repair needs.

Complete Fluid Analyses on Schedule

Keep downtime low and reduce costly repairs by analyzing fluids periodically to compare contaminant levels against normal wear rates,
so you can identify potential problems before they become major repairs.

Keep Records

Monitoring each machine’s past performance, such as fuel consumption and maintenance expenses,
will help you make a more informed decision on whether another fix is worth the cost.