As the weather begins to warm up, many of us will be spending time outdoors and planning our summer vacations. However, with the warm temperatures comes more work for those in the construction industry.
At Lyon Auction, we provide a variety of used heavy equipment at our equipment auctions across the country. Before you take on your next big project, make sure your heavy equipment is ready to go with these tips in mind.
Clean your heavy equipment
The first step is fairly straightforward, especially if your equipment has been sitting over the winter months, clean off any dust or debris that has built up over time. It is important to do a thorough job so that the heavy equipment will be ready for use when the weather warms.
Hands on equipment inspection
Now that you’ve cleaned up your equipment, it’s time to make sure all of the heavy equipment is in good working condition. This is an inspection of the entire piece of equipment from the inside to the outside. On the outside, check for any visible damage or wear and tear.
You’ll also want to take a look under the hood and check the engine compartment, during this part of your inspection be sure to check all fluid levels and hose connections.
Don’t forget to make sure that the heavy equipment is properly lubricated so that it will run smoothly.
Ensure tire safety
The third step is to check the tires and ensure they are properly inflated. The heavy equipment will need to be able to handle rough terrain, so it is important the correct tires are selected for the job and that the tires are in good condition. If you’re not checking your tires regularly, you definitely should be!
Heavy equipment storage
Finally, it is important to make sure that the heavy equipment is stored correctly. This means making sure that it is parked in a safe area, away from any potential hazards. It is also important to cover the heavy equipment to protect it from the weather.
By following these steps, you can make sure that your heavy equipment is ready for the spring season.
If you or your company are in need of updated, affordable heavy equipment for your construction projects this spring, we have equipment auctions happening every day. Check out our auction calendar for upcoming in person and online equipment auctions.