When it comes to your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader, there is nothing more important than regular maintenance. Whether you own a single skid steer loader, or you own a fleet, every loader is an investment, and it is important that you get the most out of it. You can extend your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader’s life expectancy by following these maintenance tips.
Do Not Misuse Your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader
The first important rule in maintaining your excavation and landscaping equipment is to not misuse it in the first place. Know the limits of your equipment and do not use it for anything it was not designed to do. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use your equipment and how to maintain it.
Daily Maintenance for Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders
Every day you use your skid steer loader, you should make sure to perform daily maintenance before the end of the day. Daily maintenance includes checking your tires for tears, loss of pressure, or issues with treading. You should also check your fluid levels every day you use your skid steer loader, and be aware of any issues with fluid levels dropping quickly. If your fluid levels drop too quickly this is a sign that your hoses are loose or that there is an issue with a seal. You should immediately seek repairs if you have a leak.
Long Term Maintenance
After 250 hours of work, your Bobcat Skid Steer loader will need it’s engine oil changed. You should also replace the oil filter as well. Changing the oil is the best way to avoid costly repairs caused by low oil levels or old oil. After 500 hours of work, you should replace the fuel filter as well. It is vital that you replace oil and filters to avoid longterm damage to your bobcat skid steer loader.
Many landscapers use the skid steer loaders year-round, with the right attachments, a skid steer loader can be vital for plowing snow and spreading road salt. But whether you plan to leave your skid steer loader in a garage or use it all winter, you should be aware of seasonal maintenance. In the winter you should make sure your fluids are rated for colder weather. In the summer, make sure to keep the radiator and oil cooler clean to improve the efficiency of your engine cooling systems.
Get Maintenance Support in Massachusetts
Ciano Development Corporation in Reading Massachusetts can help you maintain and repair your landscaping equipment. If you have an issue with your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader, or you need replacement fluid, filters, seals, or hoses, we would be happy to help. Simply give us a call or send us a message using our online contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you.