Scheduled Maintenance: Key to Maximizing Your Elgin Street Sweeper’s Uptime
A proper Preventative Maintenance (PM) schedule is the single most important thing you can do to maximize your Street Sweeper’s uptime and performance.
Putting off maintenance is not the right decision. If you neglect PM, you can spend significantly more on the unexpected repairs – and the costs rise even more when you factor in lost productivity, equipment downtime, and the potential consequential damage to your brand. It is clear that being proactive instead of reactive will improve your bottom line.
Tips for running your Street Sweeper at peak performance:
- Regular Preventative Maintenance
Follow the prescribed Preventative Maintenance intervals in the Owner’s Manual and do proper scheduled maintenance to keep equipment running smoothly.
- Operator Training
Establish a training schedule to ensure that each operator knows how to use the Street Sweeper. An operator that has not received proper training will not likely be able to set the machine up properly and she likely will not enjoy her work. She also will not recognize a need for an adjustment / repair in the unit and may compensate by changing angles or down pressures, leading to excessive wear on your consumables and costing you more money.
- Empowering the Operator
Your operator will most likely be the first to become aware of any issues with your equipment. Therefore, it is imperative the operator does a comprehensive pre- and post-circle check so that unscheduled repairs can be avoided. It is equally important that your organization has a policy and process in place that encourages and makes it easy for the operator to report any issues that require inspection or repair.