Regular maintenance of your Ground Engaging Tools is important to ensure an efficient machine that works at optimal capacity. Whether you own an excavator, bulldozer, or backhoe, if you’re dealing with pin and bush parts or sharp teeth and edge protectors, ensure you’re up to date with maintenance to ensure the safety and efficiency of your machine.
Why service your Ground Engaging Tools
Ground Engaging Tools are commonly used for chiselling, cutting, scraping, ripping, or digging, across various industries such as mining, farming, quarrying and trade work.
Regular servicing of Ground Engaging Tools will ensure that your machine or equipment does not suffer from loss of parts or cause injuries to third parties and damage to surrounding areas or equipment. A service of these parts can include track adjustments, checking the stability of components, replacing parts if necessary, cleaning parts, and lubrication. A regular service ensures the performance and productivity of your machine, and saves you money in the long run in case your equipment becomes faulty or damaged.
The pin and bush parts of your equipment should also be regularly serviced as these are essential to increasing mechanical flexibility, protecting again overloading, connecting machinery parts, and transferring power.
Sometimes it may be necessary to replace certain elements and parts as well as the pin and bush. Cutting edges, teeth, adaptors, rippers or the pin and bush coupling itself can become worn or damaged over time from abrasion. Regularly servicing these will ensure monitoring of smooth running machinery. Replacement of protective guards can also be performed in order to help shield the Ground Engaging Tools in tough operating conditions.
Some examples of Ground Engaging Tools:
Like with any servicing of machinery and equipment, it’s important to stay on top of it and ensure it is performed regularly. You should also call a mechanic if you suspect your equipment is not functioning as normal. Not paying attention to this can lead to further damage of your equipment, injuries or damage from breakdowns, and more costly and time consuming fixes later on. Ensure you have your personal or commercial fleet inspected for maximum efficiency on the job.
Extend the life and performance of your Ground Engaging Tools with mobile servicing by Diesel West. Let us come to you for your convenience. At Perth-based Diesel West Mechanical Services, we provide high quality commercial mobile servicing and repairs throughout the metro area and beyond. Our qualified diesel and equipment mechanics are experts at fault diagnosis and repair and have extensive experience working with Ground Engaging Tools and pin and bush technology.
For mobile diesel mechanical services in the Perth area, contact Diesel West today on 0427 501 378.