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How can you do more in less time? That's the universal dilemma facing all construction contractors. Your projects are becoming larger and more complex, regulatory restrictions are increasing, and yet your construction schedules are only being shortened. For many of these reasons, compact track loaders have proven to be invaluable on jobsites because of their diverse set of capabilities.
However, if the machine isn’t up and running, it quickly becomes a hindrance to your entire operation. We recently caught up with our compact track loader product team to outline several tips to decrease downtime, as well as considerations to make when spec’ing your next compact track loader in this month’s blog.
As you know, monitoring your machine’s condition regularly can help detect potential issues that could turn into bigger problems if ignored. With this in mind, it is important to consider features that will make routine machine maintenance easier for you. Some of these include:
Today’s machine designs include technology that helps extend service intervals—which means less time in the shop and more time on the job site. Many maintenance tasks that used to be required may no longer be necessary. For example, there is no need to maintain battery fluid levels when maintenance-free batteries come standard. Here are some factors that could help optimize maintenance intervals:
In order to meet today’s more stringent emissions regulations, proper fuel system maintenance is another key element of routine care. If the fuel system isn’t engineered for ease of access and service, it can quickly begin interfering with machine uptime.
Today’s top tier compact track loaders are equipped with fuel system advancements that significantly improve ease-of-maintenance and decrease machine downtime. Some of these features include:
As you know, optimal machine operation is imperative for meeting your project schedules and managing costs. It can also help shorten a long work week—in this industry, every little bit helps! I hope you found the tips and considerations highlighted in this blog to be useful.
Social Media & Content Manager
Caitlin Maddock-Bahr exercises her storytelling expertise as a social media & digital strategy manager. In this role, she not only helps Caterpillar connect with their audience, but helps customers connect with the brand.
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