Skid Steer/Compact Track Loader Maintenance Tips

case track loader Our blog series on heavy equipment maintenance continues today with some tips on skid steer/compact track loader maintenance.  The goal of this series is to save you downtime and repair expense by keeping you informed of proper maintenance techniques for heavy equipment. You can browse our previous posts on excavator maintenance tips, wheel loader maintenance tips, or loader/backhoe maintenance tips through the links.

Just as with your excavator, wheel loader, or loader/backhoe, your skid steer/compact track loader is simple to maintain when following a Skid Steer/Compact Track Loader Inspection Checklist. Such a list should cover all service points, including:

  • Safety equipment & operator cab
  • Engine
  • Loader
  • Cooling system
  • Electrical system
  • Tier 4A (DPF)
  • Tier 4 Interim & Final (DPF/DOC/PMC/SCR)
  • Drive Line
  • Linkage
  • Hydraulic system
  • Fluids & lubrication

Track tension & tire pressure. One of the most important tips is to regularly check and adjust your track tension or tire pressure. Improperly fitted tracks can cause several issues, whether the track is too tight or too loose. A track that is too loose may have the drive lugs hop over the sprocket rollers and cause premature wear and tear. Too tight and the undercarriage will wear more swiftly. Making it routine to take a few extra moments to check can save you a hassle down the line. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Kathy Hanson

Kathy Hanson Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat from our Montgomeryville location is receptionist Kathy Hanson. Find out what Kathy had to say below!

Q: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: My sewing machine

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3 Benefits of Choosing Eagle Power & Equipment

Eagle Power & Equipment logo We know that when you’re shopping for heavy machinery there’s probably one primary thing you’re looking for– the best deal. Whether you’re buying new or used, renting, or in search of parts for industrial equipment, we’d like you to know that our customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland have consistently found that Eagle Power and Equipment is the place to go for that great deal.

There are several ways we’ve established a reputation as a leader in industrial equipment. If you haven’t already considered us, here are a few reasons you might want to:

Experience

Eagle Power & Equipment has been serving clients for over 20 years and our team has been involved in the heavy equipment industry for even longer. Our sales professionals excel at helping you select the right equipment and parts to match your business needs and budget.

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Team Spotlight: Lindsay Fray

lindsay fray Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat from our Montgomeryville location is Service Coordinator Lindsay Fray. Find out what Lindsay had to say below!

Q: Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
A: Colorado, The scenery and the weather

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Loader/Backhoe Maintenance Tips

CASE Loader/Backhoe Our popular blog series on heavy equipment maintenance tips continues today with tips on loader/backhoe maintenance.  The goal of the series is to save you downtime and repair expenses by keeping your team informed on proper maintenance techniques for your heavy equipment. You can browse our previous excavator maintenance tips or wheel loader maintenance tips through the links.

Just as with your excavator or wheel loader, your loader/backhoe is simple to maintain when following a Loader/Backhoe Inspection Checklist. Such a list should cover all service points, including:

  • Safety equipment & operator cab
  • Engine
  • Powertrain
  • Tier 4 CEGR
  • Tier 4 SCR
  • Cooling system
  • Brake & steering system
  • Fluids & lubrication
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical system

One of the most important maintenance tasks for your loader/backhoe is keeping it properly greased, while avoiding excess grease that can collect dust and dirt, getting into joints and causing more wear and tear. Any noise coming from pivot points, joints, bearings, bushings, or other areas needs to be dealt with immediately. Ensure you’re using the proper grease by referencing your owner’s manual or by asking a trusted heavy equipment dealer like Eagle Power & Equipment. Continue reading

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6 Used Heavy Equipment Myths

While we do offer a complete line of new heavy equipment from Case Construction, Kubota, and other fine manufacturers, we recognize that sometimes it makes sense to rent or buy used equipment.

Just as with buying a used car however, some people perceive a stigma, and stubbornly avoid buying anything but new machinery. Here at Eagle Power and Equipment, we deal in used equipment on a regular basis, and we think it’s important to dispel some of the most common used industrial equipment myths. Perhaps we can even change your mind.

Myth #1: The equipment was sold or traded in because it had issues – Perhaps the most common problem buyers have with used equipment is that the previous owner unloaded it due to some type of irreparable problem with the machine. However, the truth usually is simply that the previous owners’ needs changed, and a newer model or even a different kind of construction equipment was better equipped to serve them. Continue reading

Excavator Maintenance Tips

Due to the popularity of our wheel loader maintenance blog, we continue our series of blogs covering maintenance tips for heavy equipment. The goal of this series is to save you downtime and repair expenses by helping to keep your team informed regarding proper maintenance of your heavy machinery. Next in this series: excavator maintenance.

excavator inspection checklist
A sample excavator inspection checklist

Maintaining your excavator is simple if you follow an Excavator Inspection Checklist. Such a list should cover all service points, including:

  • Safety equipment & operator cab
  • Engine
  • Tier 4 CEGR
  • Cooling system
  • Fluids & lubrication
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical system
  • Powertrain
  • Undercarriage
  • Miscellaneous additional maintenance

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Team Spotlight: Jeffrey O’Neill

jeff o'neill Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat from our New Castle location is Service Manager Jeff O’Neill. Find out what Jeff had to say below!

Q: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: My Wife

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Team Spotlight: David Boe

David Boe Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat from our Uwchan location is Operations Manager David Boe. Find out what David had to say below!

Q: Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?
A: Recently I rolled my ankle getting out of my office chair and could barely walk for the rest of the day. Office injuries are a tough one to spin when you work with technicians in the shop.

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Why Should I Choose Remanufactured?

a remanufactured part There are many different ways to go about getting your industrial equipment back in working order after a malfunction occurs. Saving money on replacement parts by not buying new ones is not a bad idea, but it does present you with a choice: do you buy recycled, repaired, restored or refurbished, used, or remanufactured parts?

While often used interchangeably, these terms each mean something different.

  • Recycled – Reliability with these kinds of parts can be questionable, since they’re often removed from a scrap machine and resold with little to no work done to the parts.
  • Repaired – A broken or worn-out part that has had just enough work done to it to be operational again.
  • Restored or refurbished – A part with a cosmetic repair job that is meant for display only.
  • Used – A part that has been used before, and is presumably in good working order. No work has been done to correct problems the part may have.
  • Remanufactured – A part that has undergone rigorous restoration to like new condition and to match OEM specifications. The part is tested to ensure that it functions as a new part would.

Remanufacturing is clearly the best among these options. Here are four reasons to choose remanufactured parts when you’re looking to keep your equipment running. Continue reading