Conduct daily walkaround inspections
It is essential that operators perform daily walkaround inspections for any equipment that is used on a jobsite. A careful inspection will allow small issues to be addressed before they become larger, more expensive and potentially dangerous problems. If any issues are noticed, operators should report them immediately and should not use the machine.
Examinations should include:
• Looking for any fluids on the ground around a parked machine
Look and Listen for Equipment Irregularities
It's important for operators to be alert for potential equipment malfunctions on the jobsite. Things to look for include intermittent electrical failures, inappropriate noises, cracks or other signs of impending breakage, and any damage to a machine.
Know what situations increase the risk of tipping or overturning
Fast swings of a load put machines at risk. Be sure operators are moving loads carefully and adhering to prudent speed limits. Never exceed the working range or lifting capacity of a piece of equipment and keep the machine as level as possible when operating.
Test drive before purchasing
Renting is an easy, obligation-free way to try out a piece of construction equipment that you aren't certain about buying. It's also a great method of determining whether or not a machine meets your size, power, productivity, and fuel-efficiency needs.
Rent on your schedule
Pittman Tractor's flexible rentals offer daily, weekly, and monthly rental rates, making it easy to only pay for construction equipment rentals when you need them. Return the machine when you don't need it, pick it back up again when you do. For added convenience, we offer jobsite delivery and pickup via our fleet of delivery trucks and trailers.
Perfect for specialized and short term projects
If you need a specialized piece of construction machinery for a short-term or one-time job, renting is very likely your best option. Instead of having to buy a new piece of equipment that may do more or less than you need it to, renting allows you to operate the specific type and size of equipment that best fits the job.
Tips and Best Practices
General safety instructions
What to wear
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is sprayed into the exhaust stream of diesel vehicles to reduce emissions by treating exhaust gases after they have left the engine.
DEF makeup and purpose
DEF is a non-hazardous solution made up of purified water and urea. It is not a fuel additive. Colorless and similar to baking soda in its alkalinity (pH), DEF breaks down nitrogen oxides in the exhaust stream in order to meet emissions control standards. This technology is called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and is used in select models of Tier 4 equipment to meet applicable standards.
Tips for use and storage
Fluid level indicators
So you are ready to sell your construction equipment, heavy machine, tractor, etc. Maybe you want to buy something newer, or maybe you are ready to take a nice vacation, here are five easy steps that you should follow to make sure you get the most money.
1. Find your machines value
You can look at comparable machines on dealer sites and find what fits your machine best or you can use Pittman Tractor to help with your appraisal, just click here Free Equipment Appraisal
2. Decide how you want to sell
Need cash fast? Look at using a wholesaler, they will buy your machine quickly and give you a big check. Does your machine have low hours and in good shape? Auctions can give you a nice return, just watch out for seller fees; they can be up to 6% at some. Lastly, you want to get the most money and have plenty of time? Try listing it yourself, ebay and facebook are two easy options to sell your machine.
3. Fix major issues
Does the machine run? Do the hydraulics work and do what it needs? Is it in good condition? If so you can skip this, but if you have hydraulic leaks, bad starter, final drive issues, worn our pads, etc. you may consider fixing these to get the most money for your machine. If not whole-selling to a dealer may be your best option.
4. Give it a good cleaning
Ever been to a used car dealer where the cars were covered in dirt? I didn't think so; there is a reason everyone wants to buy something clean, so break out the soap, water, windex, and use your elbow grease. Cleaning will help set your machine above the rest even if you are whole-selling or sending it to an auction.
5. Get Paid
Depending on which avenue you go will affect how quickly you make your money, but if you follow these steps, you will have yourself in the best position to make money.
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