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Reducing earthmover parts and service costs

To maximise the life of your equipment, the first thing all equipment procurement officers should understand is the acquisition of the correct earthmoving machine for the job at hand. From the get go, this will reduce any major costs associated with repairs and replacement of parts, attachments and even machinery.
Once your site has the correct machinery and any corresponding attachments, the next step is to conduct a machine pre-delivery inspection report that should incorporate attachments. This will show that the dealership has inspected your machine and it is at a peak performance level before commencing operation.
Once you have the right machine on site, what should quarry operators be mindful of when purchasing parts for their load and haul fleet?
Phil Stanton is the national parts manager of Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia (HCEA). He explains that HCEA carries a complete support inventory, ?focused on maximising your Hyundai construction equipment?s uptime. What this means for you is that HCEA?s National Parts Distribution Centre will have components available if or when required. This is crucial because the last thing any quarry needs is a machine down.? 
Phil adds that HCEA recommends the use of only genuine Hyundai parts, ?as this will maintain your machine?s original integrity, quality and functionality. By using only genuine components you automatically receive Hyundai?s premium parts warranty protection for 12 months. Hyundai genuine parts and components adhere to the original manufacturer?s specification and standards to maintain your machine?s original form, capacity and quality.?
Shane Keyes, the service manager for HCEA, explains how regularly servicing your machine can extend its life and reduce premature wear of components.
?Monitoring a machine?s function and durability during its normal operation is the key to extending component life. While it is not always possible, assigning the same operator to the same machine is the first step to success. This allows the operator to get a feel for the machine and notice any subtle changes that are occurring in the machines? operation.
?The second step is having the operator conduct daily start-up and shut-down procedures and inspections. This provides a good snapshot of issues that are starting to occur, allowing them to be managed at the very early stages and prevent future problems.
?The third step is to have the same maintenance personnel carry out scheduled services and use genuine parts that are designed for the machine by the manufacturer.?
All of the above gives the owner of the machine the best chance at noticing small changes before they turn into large issues. This also gives the machine much needed maintenance so it can perform at its peak for longer, while also ensuring ongoing efficiency.
Source: Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia

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