Construction machinery provides excellent services for an extended period. However, nothing that gets built by human hands lasts forever especially when one does not conduct follow-ups. This aspect of life presents a challenge, especially when it comes to renting construction machinery. Downtime produced as a result of leased machinery presents a lot of logistical problems on the part of the project manager as well as incurring the owners a lot of financial costs.
However, there are guidelines in place to help project managers who choose to rent or buy second-hand equipment for use on their construction sites. These guidelines include:
Always select equipment that has a good service history
The old saying “good service equals a longer lifespan” holds true in this instance. It is important to repair a faulty component or completely remove failing parts. Such measures taken contribute to stopping any significant damages to the overall machine or injury to the operators. Maintenance records also help the second-hand buyer to have a clear understanding of what parts may fail and what parts are in tip-top condition.
Parts to watch out for within the service records include:
Overall engine condition
The transmission system
Always get equipment from a reputable manufacturer
There is nothing more important than choosing equipment from a reputable manufacturer. The main reason behind this statement is that it is much easier to procure spare parts directly from a reputable manufacturer whenever a breakdown occurs. The other reason is that reputable manufacturers usually offer warranties on all their spare parts and machinery.