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How to maintain your heavy machinery for domestic use

Different kinds of heavy machinery are used by many people in different setting all around the world. Many people that are performing heavy machining in their free time rather than in their working life opt to rent their equipment, as domestic projects tend to be short enough to make renting economically preferable. However, if you have many ongoing projects on your property, you might be better off with buying the equipment you need for your heavy machining needs. In order to keep your new machine working properly at all times, you need to know how to maintain it. 


Cleaning is of vital importance to make sure your machine functions properly throughout its entire life. Built up dirt can cause wear and breakage to individual parts in the machine, as well as make the functionality of the entire machine worse. If dirt were to get into the hydraulic fluid or gasoline, your machine could even stop functioning entirely. Make sure you clean the exterior of the machine as soon as it has gotten dirty. If your machine is an earth moving machine, this might be every time you use it. You should also examine all seals and filters inside the machine regularly to make sure they aren't clogged by dirt. A filter or seal that is clogged or broken needs to be washed or replaced immediately.


One of the most important things to do when maintaining heavy machinery is to lubricate it. Lubrication prevents malfunction and unnecessary wear. This means all individual parts in your machine will last longer and therefore save you the cost of buying spare parts for your machine. You should make sure to lubricate all moving parts in your machine regularly. Also make sure that you're only using lubrication that is recommended by the manufacturer of the machine. The wrong type of lubrication can cause you to have to redo it more often than if you had used the right type of lubricator or even cause your machine to perform poorly, as it doesn't benefit from the lubrication.


Examine your machine regularly to spot any irregularities as soon as possible. Gaskets and seals are especially important to examine often, as these are prone to breaking if overworked and they can cause severe issues with your machine if left unattended. You should also inspect all bolts in your machine every now and then. Bolt have a tendency to stretch, which means parts in your machine can come loose and damage other parts. If you need to replace any part of your heavy machinery you should contact a professional that have experience in your type of machine to make sure it gets the best care possible.