There are many different types of heavy equipment, and they all need regular maintenance to function properly. In addition, even with routine maintenance, dangerous job site circumstances might result in equipment breakdowns, bringing the task and site to a halt. Generally, the most serious problems you’ll experience with your equipment are issues with the engine.
The problem is that there are thousands of different types of equipment and even more possible causes of potential engine issues. The most common causes of equipment breakdowns and engine failure are listed as follows:
Preventing future serious issues, such as engine failure, is the best way to avoid more serious issues. Other typical problems to avoid and warning signals to look for include the following:
It’s not uncommon for heavy equipment operators to arrive on the project site and turn the key to start their equipment, and nothing happens. Heavy equipment is often plagued by engine starting problems. These issues are very common during changing weather conditions, and also when the equipment is exposed to extreme cold or humidity.
Some problems with your equipment can prevent it from starting. Here are some common ones:
Different colored exhaust smoke not only creates unsafe working conditions for workers but it’s also a strong signal of potential engine trouble. There are many types of smoke, from mild to wild and everything in between. You may encounter the following sorts of smoke:
Black smoke is an indication of an improper air to fuel ratio, which a variety of circumstances can cause, including:
When the engine is burning oil, blue smoke is typical. This could be due to several factors, including:
White smoke usually indicates that the machine has too much fuel or is not getting enough heat. Either of these situations can lead to a fire. They are commonly caused by:
Poor or insufficient maintenance on heavy machinery often results in difficulties that stem from clogged filters. Clogs in filters cause various problems, including the necessity for engine maintenance. One of the most frequently encountered filter issues include:
One of the best things you can do to protect your engine is to replace your fuel filter. A lack of adequate fuel flow can result in a variety of catastrophic problems, including the engine’s shutdown.
Your air filter can be overly dirty or fully clogged which decreases engine efficiency. Over time these conditions can lead to serious problems, such as engine failure. If you’re using equipment in an unclean or dusty environment, air filters may become clogged. Air filter maintenance and cleaning can help you avoid major problems. We can provide you with continual support for the equipment you need.
Engine oil is an essential part of any vehicle, and it needs to be replaced periodically to prevent oil leaks and avoid damage to the engine. Byproducts of combustion are frequently to blame. When the engine load is increased significantly, the system becomes out of balance, and coolant becomes trapped in the oil cooler, causing a variety of problems.
Lubricating your equipment and engine is an important part of keeping it running well. If you have regular inspections and routine maintenance, you can prevent this.
Operators must remember to check the engine, transmission, gearbox, coolant tank, and other vital elements for correct fluid levels before starting any piece of equipment. Heavy Equipment Repair Services Charlotte provides heavy equipment maintenance, repairs, and replacement services.
If your problem is urgent, we offer an emergency repair service. Moreover, our factory certified specialists and mechanics can carry out repairs in our shop or on site with the help of our Rapid Response Team.
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