Any equipment owner knows the importance of fresh oil for their machine. Oil is what makes your machine run smoothly at peak performance, so keeping up with scheduled oil changes is always critical. Through the month of November, our Parts Department is helping machine owners out by giving 15% OFF New Holland brand engine and hydraulic oil when you buy at least 10 gallons. Continue reading
You like it, so we’ve brought it back! For August, we’re taking up to 15% OFF cases of grease. Grease is one of the most crucial tools for maintenance on your machine, and it’s what keeps all those joints and wear spots running smoothly. Unnecessary wear will lead to real damage over time and could lead you to an expensive repair bill if you’re not careful. Continue reading
For May, our Parts Department is giving 15% OFF New Holland brand engine and hydraulic oil when you buy at least 10 gallons. That includes 15W40 and 10W30 engine oil, Mastertran™ hydraulic oil and more; common types that most of our machines use. We carry these oils in quart and 2.5-gallon containers, and 5-gallon buckets.
With the summer construction season kicking off now is a great time to stock up on oil you’ll need to keep your equipment running smoothly. These oils run in just about every New Holland machine we work with, but be sure to consult your service manual for specific oil requirements. If you’re still not sure, just ask! Our parts team loves questions, and they’re here to help you!
*Discount is valid with participation in the Real Deal offer program through May 31st, 2016
We 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Excavator Maintenance Tips Continue reading
Maintenance of the fuel system includes cleaning the fuel tank cap/vent and making sure the cap is functioning and venting the way it should. Also looking out for water and sediment in the fuel, assessing the fuel filter, and draining the water as required. The no. 1 cause of fuel injection system failures is fuel contaminated with water. Continue reading
We get the question “what’s included in your $99 customized inspection?” from customers a lot, so instead of listing everything off, we thought we’d show you instead:
Once we do a complete rundown of your machine we’ll give you a checklist of things that need attention. Think of it as a report card for your equipment! We run inspections on all types and brands, from skid steers to excavators to riding mowers. If your machine needs maintenance this is the cheapest, most effective way to address those issues because you’ll know exactly what needs attention and YOU decide what you want fixed.
To book a $99 inspection give our service team a call at any of our locations. Get it booked and get your machine ready to roll! Continue reading
Question: what are the two biggest operating costs of a track loader? If you said fuel and undercarriage give yourself a pat on the back. Tracks wear out over time, but maintaining your undercarriage will help you avoid expensive repairs down the line. A few adjustments here and there can extend the life of your tracks, which according to New Holland generally get between 800 – 2,000 hours depending on the severity of your work. Continue reading
Winter is coming which means sooner or later snow and salt are going to find their way into your machine. If you’re out there in the elements you need to be aware of trouble spots on your machine and one of the easiest ways to keep your equipment happy is to grease pivot points that see a lot of action in the snow. Continue reading
We’re excited to announce the launch of our “Ask the Experts” feature on our website. It’s been on the site just a few short weeks and we’re already getting some great questions. Continue reading