Owning a safe and reliable crane is no big mystery. The key to extending the life of your crane is a regularly scheduled preventive maintenance program and professional inspections. Proper maintenance is the easiest and most important way of maintaining your equipment.
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Very rarely does mechanical damage to your equipment occur without first experiencing any warning signs or symptoms. There are several reasons why mistakes can occur. In some cases, cranes are tested to OSHA standards, but the frequency of inspections is not sufficient to meet the crane's operating cycle.
In other cases, items that failed were completely excluded from the verification contract and therefore were not verified.
When considering a preventive inspection and / or maintenance plan, it is important to determine what to look for in a program and to ask your provider specific questions before placing an order. Does the supplier have a good reputation in the industry?
Will they make adjustments from time to time and meet your schedule and needs? Do they meet all general maintenance requirements at each visit, e.g. fluid replacement, bearing lubrication, track inspection and other routine maintenance work?
When evaluating service providers, ask yourself what your current provider is doing for you and what they could do better. It's likely they could have done more, but they did everything they could to meet the criteria in their contract.