The Scheduled Maintenance Program is designed so that the customer can be assured that their equipment is running smoothly and safely at all times. The program objective is to perform necessary service to your equipment on a scheduled basis, and repair or replace wearing items prior to their failure. A failure could result in costly downtime.In some industries that cost alone would equal $75.00-$100.00 per hour. A comprehensive Scheduled Maintenance program will decrease your overall maintenance cost and increase the useful life of the equipment. It assures that your equipment is maintained for safe operation.
The frequency of scheduled maintenance should be based on the vehicle’s application, environment and duty cycle. Generally, one scheduled call every 2 months per truck should be sufficient. This would translate into approximately 200 hours of operation for each scheduled call.
However, in extreme environments, i.e., multiple shift usage, excessive dirt, cold storage, brine exposure, etc., more frequent intervals should be scheduled.