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5 Tips to Keep Your Equipment Safe

What can you do to prevent equipment theft and recover stolen equipment more quickly? Take these 5 steps to help keep equipment safe and retrieve it sooner in case of theft.

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Idle Time Costs Add Up Fast

Do you know what percentage of time your team is doing productive work and how much idle time costs? Industry experts have said that idle time can represent up to 50% of total running time. And the unproductive hours for a machine that operates 2,000 hours a year can translate into one gallon or more of wasted fuel every hour!

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How to Manage Your Operators Using Machine Data

Machine data is a great tool for monitoring your operators' skill and efficiency. The information generated by your machines can be used to help improve operator performance and keep your valuable equipment in good shape. Here are 4 ways equipment data can help improve operator efficiency:

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How Site Conditions Influence Component Life

Taking site conditions into account is an important part of a good conditioning monitoring program. For example, site conditions – soil, grades, operating techniques and weather – are among the factors that help you determine the right time to rebuild the transmission, undercarriage or engine in a major component. Rebuild too soon, and there could be unused value in your existing components. Wait too long and the risks include major machine failure, missed schedules, production downtime and increased repair costs.

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Reduce 4 Risks with Good Equipment Management

Day-to-day risk comes with the construction business. Here are four ways good equipment management can help reduce the effects of some the risks.

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How Smooth Operators Can Help You Cut Costs

Controlled machine operation can save you money on equipment and fuel bills. Proper operating techniques can increase fuel efficiency, prevent excess wear and tear on engines and equipment parts, and improve jobsite safety. How do you promote controlled machine operation and cut costs by encouraging smooth operators? Take a look at our easy-to-read infographic.

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