Like many heavy duty machines, excavators will also require service and repairs from time to time. However, if you are undertaking any repair on your excavator, ensure you are able to find the areas of concern and closely study the process of the repair. If you find the job is complicated or beyond your knowledge, seek professional assistance from a reputable earthmoving equipment repair centre. Nonetheless, regular service requirements such as checking machine fluids can be done without professional help.
Throughout the service life of your heavy duty machine, you might experience situations where more than one of the parts in the excavator needs to be repaired. This might include the moving parts of your excavator such as the bucket, tracks, or the hydraulic systems. You might also be required to repair the engine, drive trains, power or any other important component. Standard services and repair process that is recommended by the manufacturers may be beneficial in determining the specific parts that require repairing.
Repairing an excavator should not be undertaken without referring to the manufacturer’s manual or any other related publication. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t repair an excavator without one, but most repairs should only be done by trained professionals.
The standard of replacement parts can usually make a big difference between a good or a bad excavator repair. If you are able to, make sure to use spares that are new and manufactured from great quality materials. Once you put your machine back to work, the possibility of any malfunctions are drastically lowered by using a high quality part. Before you begin the process of repairing your excavator, it is recommended that you clean the machine. This will make it easier in finding the problem areas or detecting any leaks. Cleaning your excavator is also great for maintenance as these machines may be damaged by materials such as dirt.
If you find that undertaking a repair job on your excavator is beyond your knowledge, seek professional assistance here at C & J Earthmoving Repairs. We offer reliable services and repairs on a wide range of earthmoving equipment in Johannesburg. Visit our website today and enquire online for more information.