Caring for your heavy equipment when it’s not in use it vital to helping extend its lifespan and ensure that it is effective as long as possible. This is especially true during the winter, when it may go months without being used, sometimes in less than ideal weather conditions. Construction equipment maintenance is an important part of ownership.
Before you buy heavy construction equipment, you should make sure that you have a proper place to store it when it is not in use. Harsh weather conditions can cause a rapid deterioration of your equipment if it is left outside, exposed to the elements. Ideally, you should find somewhere that is both covered and heated for the best care for your bulldozers, excavators, and other equipment.
Battery maintenance is an important part of heavy equipment maintenance over the winter. To make sure they are properly cared for, remove them from your equipment and store them in a warm, dry place. This will help make sure they are ready to go for spring, or the next time you need to use the equipment.