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Elevate Efficiency: The Role of Heavy Equipment Maintenance

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In the world of heavy equipment, reliability and performance are paramount. Whether you’re in the construction, agriculture, or material handling business, your heavy machinery is the backbone of your operations. To ensure your equipment operates smoothly and efficiently, regular heavy equipment maintenance is not just a good practice; it’s a necessity

At ASCO Equipment, we are committed to eliminating your machine’s downtime at the lowest price available.  Our comprehensive maintenance for single machines or full fleets helps maximize uptime, minimize expense, and control risk. Today, we will explore the significance of regular maintenance for heavy equipment and discuss how ASCO can assist in preventing breakdowns, extending equipment lifespan, and saving you from costly repairs.

Planned Maintenance: A Proactive Approach

One of the keys to equipment longevity and cost savings is planned maintenance. This precautionary approach involves regular inspections and maintenance tasks to identify and address potential issues before they become major problems. This proactive approach makes sure that your heavy equipment operates at its best with a focus on maximizing uptime.

Equipment Longevity

When you invest in high-quality equipment, you expect it to last for years. However, even the most robust machinery can deteriorate prematurely without proper care. Routine maintenance tasks, such as lubricating moving parts, changing filters, and inspecting critical components, significantly extend the lifespan of your heavy equipment.

Cost Savings

By committing to regular maintenance, you’ll experience significant cost savings in the long run. Preventing breakdowns and addressing minor issues before they escalate can save you a substantial amount on repairs and replacement parts. Regular maintenance also enhances fuel efficiency, reducing operational costs over time. It’s a simple equation: the more you invest in equipment care today, the less you’ll spend on repairs and downtime tomorrow.

Equipment Inspections: The First Line of Defense

Regular equipment inspections are the cornerstone of any effective maintenance program. These inspections involve thoroughly examining your heavy machinery to identify wear and tear, loose components, and potential safety hazards. ASCO offers three flexible planned maintenance agreements to ensure you get the right option for your operation which include: 

Parts and labor needed to complete the service

  • Attention to the customer’s machine and/or fleet needs as requested
  • Assigned Product Support Sales Representative and a team of support personnel for the life of the contract
  • Consistent planned maintenance and/or monitoring of fleet
  • Access to local, factory-trained and certified technicians providing you with 24/7 service
  • One-Stop-Shop for all Sales, Rentals, Parts and Service needs

Preventive Maintenance Checklist

During an inspection, our expert technicians will examine and repair your heavy equipment from top to bottom. We use a comprehensive checklist to ensure we hit every nook and cranny, leaving you with a finely-tuned machine ready for any job. 

Fluid Checks

Regularly checking and topping off fluids like oil, hydraulic fluid, and coolant is vital to keep your equipment running smoothly.

Filter Replacements

Air, fuel, and hydraulic filters should be changed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to maintain optimal performance.


Proper lubrication of moving parts reduces friction and minimizes wear and tear on all components.

Belt and Hose Inspections

Worn-out or damaged belts and hoses can lead to equipment failure. Regular inspections confirm these parts are in good condition.

Electrical System Checks

Inspecting the electrical system can prevent electrical failures and guarantees proper safety measures are in place.

Tire Maintenance

For heavy equipment with tires, regular inspections and maintenance are crucial for safety and performance.

Safety Checks

Checking that safety features like lights, alarms, and backup cameras are functioning correctly is required to prevent accidents.

Diagnostic Testing

Our advanced diagnostic tools can help identify potential issues before they affect equipment performance.

Don’t let unplanned downtime put a hurt on your bottom line. Secure your heavy equipment today with one of ASCO Equipment’s planned maintenance agreements. Call us now at (844) 960-1463.

Replacement Parts: The Lifeline of Heavy Equipment

Even with regular maintenance, parts of your heavy equipment will eventually need replacement. At ASCO Equipment, our parts department team members will work with you to find the best parts solution for your machine. Contact our team today and get the machinery parts you need at the price you want!

Advantages of Genuine Replacement Parts

When it comes to replacement parts, quality matters. Our dedicated and knowledgeable parts staff takes pride in offering CASE Construction parts, Case IH parts, Volvo parts, Bobcat parts, Genie Parts, Gradall parts, and several other well-known brands. Using genuine, high-quality parts comes with a wide range of benefits. 


Genuine parts are designed to fit and function seamlessly with your equipment, providing reliable performance.


High-quality parts have a longer lifespan than generic alternatives, reducing the frequency of replacements.

Maintain Resale Value

When it’s time to upgrade your equipment, using professional parts helps maintain its resale value.

Choose ASCO to Maintain Your Heavy Equipment and Protect Your Business

Ultimately, it’s not just about saving money and avoiding repairs; it’s about maintaining the heart and soul of your business—your heavy equipment. Contact ASCO Equipment today to learn more about our maintenance services and how we can help you increase productivity and reduce downtime of your heavy machinery.

Don’t let a heavy equipment breakdown cost you money. ASCO Equipment is here to protect your investment. Contact us today to schedule your heavy equipment maintenance.

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