Hyundai Extends Free Use of its Hi-Mate Remote Management System to 5 years!

Considering Hyundai equipment? Hyundai provides free use of its Hi-Mate remote management system with the purchase or lease of any new Hyundai HL900 series wheel loader or HX series excavator. And they’ve just extended the period during which owners of Hyundai wheel loaders and full-sized excavators can use its Hi-Mate system free, from three years to five years. Yes! Continue reading

5 Most Commonly Ignored Wheel Loader and Excavator Maintenance Tips

To do list socialWe like lists. They’re quick reads and the information in them is organized so it’s easy to process and remember. This list of five most commonly ignored wheel loader and excavator maintenance tips is excellent. Consider including these on your contractor list of maintenance tips right away. The consequences of ignoring them can hit you in a number of ways—like downtime, lost productivity, lost revenue and unexpected costs.

 

Wheel Loader Maintenance Tips

  1. Tires and wheels — Checking tire air pressure and missing lug nuts should be part of your wheel loader operator’s daily routine. Check the angle of wheels compared to axles, as excessive lean can be an indication of worn or 
damaged wheel bearings.
  2. Drive shaft —Check the drive shaft U-joint straps and retaining bolts, along with any carrier bearings, for 
misalignment or lack of lubrication. Poorly maintained driveline 
components can lead to costly repairs.
  3. Radiator —Make sure the radiator is clean of buildup to avoid engine 
overheating in warmer months. Any coolant leak or hydraulic/transmission leak near the radiator can lead to excessive buildup of dirt on the radiator fins, which restricts or blocks airflow, causing an overheat condition that can damage the engine and other components.
  4. Transmission oil levels —Check levels regularly and be careful not to 
overfill. Overfilling the transmission can 
actually cause it to overheat during heavy-use conditions.
  5. Bucket  —Make sure to regularly check bucket edges and flip when needed. Not only will this extend the life of the bucket cutting edge, but it will reduce the effort needed as the machine drives into material to fill the bucket.

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A Strong El Niño Outlook?

It’s mid-summer and the ground work is plentiful…but why has it rained so much this season in our area? And why the cooler-than-average temps? The answer lies with El Niño, which has steadily strengthened over the past month according to AccuWeather’s Brett AndersonAgweb.com notes that El Niño arrival was slow to develop, and now is coming on strong. But what about the three-month weather outlook for the Midwest? Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Hyundai R145 LCR-9A Excavator (Video)

It’s back: the Product Spotlight. This time it’s our Hyundai R145 Crawler Excavator. Our newest one is fresh off the truck still in its packing, but we’ve got video of one of ours on the job site. These machines are known for their strength and efficiency in completing tough projects. We think you’ll like what you see:

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Contact us if you’re interested in a demo or want to rent one out.

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