Heavy Equipment Failure Will Cost Time On the job site failing equipment can take away from production time that is very valuable.
Along with routine maintenance, there are other preventative measures that should be taken care of on a regular basis for the long haul. They vary depending on manufacturer and type of job being done, but always refer to operations manual.
Common Problem Areas
Certain maintenance issues that come about in the field are neglecting to grease attachments when needed, using blades past the service life and failing to maintain blade gaps that are specified by the manufacturer.
On the operations side, a common mistake happens to be using shears for cutting items that are un-shearable, including hardened steel objects like axle shafts, railroad rails and truck springs. This can cause recyclers a lot of problems when it comes to their shears. It is best to think about using torches to help with the cutting of hardened materials so that you can save your shears to be used for what they are made for.
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- Heavy equipment repairs specializing in Caterpillar machines, engines, transmissions, pin and bushing work.
- Retro fitting of shears, hammers and thumbs and Mobile Shear Service and equipment repair.
- Gates and Caterpillar hose and fittings: Large stock of Hydraulic adapters and fittings.
- At Pineridge Lisco Edwards our trained technicians service all brands, OEM and aftermarket SEAL kits.
- Supply and installation of auxiliary single and bidirectional lines groups to operate shears, hammers, grinders.
- Welding Modifications: Hydraulic cylinder resealing.
- Cylinder Machining: Machining and re-tubing of your largest cylinder.
- Major Shear repairs, rebuilding; supported by a large stock of La Bounty parts, wear items, SEAL kits, blade kits, etc..
- Large capacity hydraulic cylinder bench: Strongest cylinder repair bench in Southern Ontario.
LaBounty has made PLE an Exclusive dealer and trained PLE’s mechanics at the Labounty Headquarters in Two Harbours, Minnesota where they each earned a Certificate for Advanced servicing and maintaining of Shears, Grapples and Processors.
It is important that you grease shears at both four and eight hour intervals, with additional inspections of the blades, auto-guide, hydraulic components and fasteners. For these inspections, operators have to look for cracked or missing blades or those that are broken. Another major mistake is using excavator weight for pounding the upper jaw of the shear into the ground to work free items that may be jammed. These are things that can lead to unnecessary wear and tear, leading to hard surfacing and build up.
PLE can help with your repair needs as they have Southern Ontario’s strongest cylinder repair bench. They are fully capable of assembling and disassembling the biggest hydraulic cylinders along with the re-chroming, re-packing and machining services for cylinders.