Heavy diesel vehicles and earthmoving machinery are at their most cost effective when they are moving. Seems straightforward enough; however, irregular maintenance and servicing can lead to breakdowns and costly repairs if your diesel fleet or earth movers are not properly maintained. This is why it is crucial to have a qualified Perth diesel mechanic regularly service your earthmoving machinery, as downtime means lost money, especially if you are invoicing based on material moved.
If you are willing to spend big money on purchasing your machinery, you want to take good care of it. For this you will need a quality diesel mechanic. At DieselWest, not only are we experienced in repair and maintenance of civil and construction machinery, we are also able to send a mobile mechanic to you.
Undercarriage choice and maintenance
Proper maintenance and servicing in addition to the correct products will not only extend the life of your earthmover, but also save you money in future. Not all undercarriages wear at the same rate, so ensuring your local diesel mechanic choses durable parts will keep your construction machinery moving and the job rolling along. Pins and bushings are typically the first to wear down (or require a tune up), followed by grouser shoes, rollers, and finally links. As these parts begin to wear they should be replaced or refurbished by your chosen diesel mechanic. If you run the parts down until they are worn or completely bare, you run the risk of damaging the construction machine itself.
Grouser plate removal and replacement
An earthmover requires working grouser plates in order to get traction and gain momentum in the ground. If they are not working properly, the earthmover will waste time and fuel trying to compensate. By ensuring your construction machinery remains active with proper maintenance and servicing, you could save yourself a lot of hassle (and money) in the future. Always check your earthmover’s early warning and detection systems to find a problem before the machine’s components become damaged or the performance deteriorates. Staying ahead of servicing issues will allow you the flexibility to schedule machine downtime, helping you avoid unanticipated downtime in the middle of a big project!
Choose an independent mechanic for fleet servicing
There is a longstanding theory that vehicle servicing should always be done at the dealership of purchase. However, this is not the case. An independent mechanic is able to offer cheaper and more versatile options compared to regular dealership servicing departments. DieselWest is also fully equipped to come to a company’s fleet base and service heavy vehicles on-site. Choosing an experienced independent mechanic will save you time and money, and will help keep your earthmoving machinery in good condition.
At DieselWest, our experienced diesel mechanics are experts at fault diagnosis and repair so you can be assured your diesel engine will perform at its best. Whether it’s trucks and trailers or civil and construction equipment, DieselWest has you covered. With our Perth mobile mechanic service, we are able to provide mobile diesel engine servicing around the metro area and to regional areas when required.
For mobile diesel engine repairs and servicing, contact DieselWest Mechanical Services today on 0427 501 378 or fill in our online contact form.
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