While early builders proved that construction with primitive tools and materials is possible, it would take them generations to accomplish what modern teams can do in a few months.
Today’s equipment takes much of the weight off workers’ shoulders, but there are limits to what even this technology can do. What are the common signs of overworked construction equipment, and what can business owners do to prolong these machines lives?
1. Constantly Low Fluid Levels
Fluids are the literal lifeblood of heavy equipment. From oil and transmission to the fluids that maintain pressure in hydraulic systems, these levels need proper upkeep to ensure everything runs smoothly and functions correctly. If these levels are found to be perpetually low, it could be a good indicator that equipment is getting overworked.