Partnering to Boost Profits


Partnering to Boost Profits
  1. Partnering to Boost Profits
    Similar to scheduling an annual checkup with your physician, completing regular maintenance for heavy equipment is one of the best ways to keep your fleet in the best shape possible. Most daily maintenance can be completed by your operators following the instructions provided in the manufacturer’s operation and maintenance manual. For some service needs, your equipment may need to be transported to your dealership to be performed by a trained service t…
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Similar to scheduling an annual checkup with your physician, completing regular maintenance for heavy equipment is one of the best ways to keep your fleet in the best shape possible. Most daily maintenance can be completed by your operators following the instructions provided in the manufacturer’s operation and maintenance manual. For some service needs, your equipment may need to be transported to your dealership to be performed by a trained service technician. Among the benefits of dealer-based maintenance is the ability to build a customized approach to planned maintenance. Understand the following advantages of partnering with your dealership so you can make the most out of your investment.

1. A Comprehensive Maintenance Plan

Properly timed scheduled maintenance should not be overlooked. By working with your dealer, you can help extend the life of your equipment, minimize downtime and save money over time with preventive maintenance services. Many times, dealers will offer these services with a customer agreement, which allows you to get all your preventive maintenance done in a regular service visit in the field.

The dealer creates a planned maintenance contract to help you better manage the budget needed to keep your equipment up and running. A proactive maintenance program executed by trained service technicians can also identify minor issues before they become major repairs. Addressing these issues during regular, planned maintenance helps avoid the inevitable domino effect triggered by an unexpected machine breakdown.

One of the biggest advantages to utilizing dealership service teams is having trained technicians with access to the latest information, resources and tools. They can complete calibrations and check diagnostics with tools and software that are typically not available to customers or independent repair shops. In addition, your dealership and its service team know what parts are required and can ensure that maintenance is performed on time and when it is convenient.

Partnering with your dealer to make a service interval program that is easy to follow allows you to make sure the work is completed as scheduled. Machines equipped with telematics allow the dealership to monitor machine activity and location and provide the visibility to machine hours to properly schedule maintenance. Any major machine code alerts can be configured to notify the dealership of a service-related concern.

2. Mobile Maintenance

Unexpected downtime can place a financial strain on your company that directly impacts your profitability. To keep your equipment up and running, dealerships typically have mobile, field-service vehicles. Mobile maintenance vehicles are outfitted with a trained technician who has access to onboard diagnostics, tools, supplies and parts inventory. Field service vehicles are usually designed to replace or repair hydraulic components, tracks, engines and transmissions. A reliable service vehicle gives the technician the flexibility to make routine maintenance calls and repairs to equipment on the jobsite, reducing the amount of downtime necessary to repair the equipment. It also means less time transporting disabled equipment into a shop, which can lead to higher levels of productivity on your jobsite.

3. Fluid Delivery Methods

Getting equipment serviced in the field in a timely manner using clean, contaminant-free fluids is more important than ever. Improper handling or storage can compromise fluid cleanliness, which may damage machine parts and critical system components, resulting in increased machine downtime and shortened component life.

Fortunately, mobile lubrication vehicles c…

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