- September 4, 2021
- By: smitcorp
- in: Tips
Monsoon is about to arrive in India. As rain can cause heavy damage to your construction equipment, they need special care during the monsoon season. Maintaining the construction machines and keeping them in working condition helps protect the substantial financial investment they represent.
We know it well since we’re one of the leading manufacturers of Construction Machineries & Scaffolding equipment in the country. So in this blog, we’ll share with you a few tips to take care of your construction equipment conveniently during the rainy season.
Cover the Construction equipment with protective waterproof tarps, when they’re not in use. It’s important to choose high-quality tarps (i.e. durable and efficient) with grommets for easy set-up and installation. Experts advise paying special attention to protecting any electrical wiring on heavy equipment from exposure to rainwater because it can drastically shorten the productivity and lifetime of the equipment.
Needless to say that the types of equipment which require electricity to run, should be placed and used indoors. Hence never use electrical tools and equipment that are not specifically rated for outdoor use when working in the rain. Select hand tools with textured, nonslip grip handle. In rainy season, storing the construction equipment in a dry space is a must. For machines stored inside, rust prevention work must be carried out, and machines parked for a long period of time should be started and driven at least once a month.
During the field operations in monsoon, heavy construction equipment faces adverse environmental conditions. From drenching rain to muddy terrain to dust storms, the rainy weather can batter your construction machinery. Hence, scheduling frequent cleaning of dirt off the machine, and maintain proper lubrication to prevent corrosion is absolutely necessary. Additionally, the experts also advise taking extra care to prevent rain from contaminating the lubricating oil and fuel oil of your equipment.
Although heavy construction machines can withstand adverse conditions much better than many other machines, scheduling regular inspection remains essential. At Smit Corporation, we provide repair & maintenance service for all the construction machinery, which we sell as well as other brands and makes also. A thorough examination and maintenance are very important. To maintain your construction equipment during the monsoon, consider
Plus also pay special attention to the specific parts, to avoid damage or blockage caused to the filter element due to the rainwater.
Though these are high-quality heavy construction equipment, it takes extra measures to protect these machines from bad weather. Adhering to these tips can ultimately save the cost of repairs, increase productivity and extend the machines’ life.
Smit Corporation assists growing businesses with the best-in-class construction machines and equipment. Its reputation for quality work and excellent customer service spans the entire nation. To explore how Smit Corporation’s expertise can assist you, contact us.