If your business is using a crane for day-to-day operations, it’s important to find a reliable and trusted crane-servicing provider for your equipment. Otherwise, you can’t expect your crane to work in tip-top shape in the long run.
Fortunately, many crane suppliers can perform service and repair jobs.
If you’re looking for a company that offers such kind of services, however, Wong Fong Engineering noted you should at least have a basic idea of what to expect from them. This ensures that your business operates smoothly and at the same time, you don’t have to worry about the safety of your workers and clients.
Here are some basics for your crane equipment that you need to understand:
Experienced Team Members
You may not have the means to check the professional background of your service provider’s team of inspectors or service technicians, but you can at least make sure that they could perform maintenance checks or repairs on your job site. This can help minimise downtime.
They should also be knowledgeable in troubleshooting any kind of crane problems. You should be able to ask them questions, too.
Monitoring Devices and Control Mechanisms
Service technicians should check all control mechanisms for excessive wear or poor adjustment. They should check the load/radius indicator if it has an accurate marking.
They can also make sure that your workers are using proper operation techniques for your crane’s anti-two-block system, boom length indicator, boom angle indicator, and load moment indicator.
Service technicians should check your crane’s hydraulic systems for deterioration or air leakage. It should have the right fluid levels, and its air cleaners should be cleaned or replaced.
Crane Structure and Accessories
Service technicians should examine for corroded, cracked, or deformed parts in the crane structure. There should be no loose rivets or bolts. There should be no deformed wedges, or defective guardrails, pins, and cotter keys. In addition, brake and clutch system parts with excessive wear should undergo repairs and replacement.
Now that you know what to expect from crane servicing, you should prepare your equipment and facilities before the technicians arrive. Make sure there is sufficient space where they can work in. Most importantly, safety barriers should be put up.