Hot Weather Cooling System Maintenance For Track Loaders and Excavators
With warmer weather, increased humidity, and a busy summer schedule comes the potential for engine problems, unnecessary wear, and risk of equipment overheating. Some simple steps and regular maintenance can help avoid those problems.
We encourage your operators to conduct daily inspections of your machines. Some areas to pay extra attention to are:
Hydraulic fluid and coolant to make sure they are full and ready for the day’s work
The radiator cap for correct valve operation and pressure relief
The air conditioning operation for a comfortable work environment
Any debris from the surrounding environment especially near radiators and sections involved in cooling to keep those elements running smoothly.
With a busier summer schedule, many machines including track loaders and excavators are at risk of being overworked due to tight project schedules. Always encourage your team to not push a machine past its capabilities or there will be expensive repairs to be made. In addition, operators should alert someone if the equipment shows an engine code such as low oil pressure, overheating etc. to protect the equipment from damage.
Finally, equipment should always be stored in a dry place away from any unnecessary sun or humid environmental exposure to combat the formation of rust.
Call ACT Construction Equipment today at 800.462.2447 to learn how we can create a maintenance program tailored for your machines and keep you running through the busiest time of the year.