Almost all types of equipment need some type of maintenance performed on them to keep them running properly and avoid costly repairs. Cars need their brakes changed, chainsaws need their blades sharpened, and lawn mowers need their sparkplugs changed out. Hydraulic equipment and machinery is no exception. If you utilize hydraulic systems in your workplace, it is essential that you perform normal preventative maintenance services on the equipment. This means checking fluid levels, replacing filers, changing out the oil and running other diagnostic tests that check valves, cylinders and other components. If you downplay the need for preventative maintenance, it’s time to think again.
If your car calls for a couple quarts of oil to keep the motor running efficiently, what do you think will happen if you don’t replace the oil and thick, dirty gook begins running through your engine? Will your car operate efficiently? Do you think it will go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds flat like before? The answer is probably not. Just like a car, your hydraulic equipment will not function as efficiently either if you do not keep it well maintained. This means checking fluid levels and replacing oil, replacing filters and running other diagnostic tests and checks to ensure everything is running smoothly. If you don’t keep your equipment well maintained, you can run into costly problems down the road as well.
When you don’t change the oil regularly in your car, what happens? Chances are that nothing will go seriously awry for a bit, but eventually you will run into extremely costly repairs down the road. Engines need oil to properly function, and hydraulic equipment is no different. If there isn’t proper lubrication running through your hydraulic system, you can run into serious problems. This will not only cause a significant of down time on the job, but it can also cost much more that if you had just changed the oil. Would you rather pay for a $10 quart of oil to put in your car, or a couple hundred dollars to fix major issues down the road? The same can be said for your hydraulic equipment.
Keeping your hydraulic equipment well maintained is essential if you want to keep it operating smoothly and avoid costly fixes. Unfortunately, hydraulic equipment maintenance can often fall by the wayside if you get extremely busy, as we often do. That is why Bernell Hydraulics offers preventative maintenance services to anyone utilizing hydraulic systems in the Inland Empire area of Southern California. If you are interested in the preventative maintenance services that Bernell Hydraulics offers, give us a call at 800-326-7252. We will be happy to send a technician out to work with you and keep your machines running properly.