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Crashed your Caterpillar? 4 Pointers to Get Your Equipment Running Again

If your business relies on certain pieces of heavy equipment, having anything break down can be a big issue.
Not only will repair costs often be steep, but waiting for the repairs to be completed can affect productivity at your business. To make that repair process go as efficiently as possible without costing an arm and a leg, here are four points on getting your equipment back up and running.

Get Multiple Quotes

Heavy equipment repair usually isn’t cheap, but you still don’t want to end up overpaying for it. That’s why until you’ve found a mechanic you know you can trust, you should get quotes from several different ones to see who is the most affordable. You may want to hire someone to diagnose the problem, and then call around to ask multiple mechanics what they’d charge to fix the issue.


Keep Convenience and Speed in Mind

Although saving money on repairs is great, it’s far from the only important factor. You also need to take into account how far a mechanic is from your location and how quickly they can do the job. If you need a piece of equipment for your everyday operations, getting the repairs done quickly is just as important, if not more, as the cost of those repairs.


Find a Reputable Mechanic

A trustworthy mechanic like Shute Upton Engineering or someone similar is invaluable for your business’s heavy equipment. The last thing you want is to end up looking around for a mechanic every time something breaks down. It’s a hassle that takes up far too much of your time. To find a reputable mechanic, try looking at online review sites to see what previous customers have said.


Stop Problems before They Start

Crashing your equipment is one thing. You try to avoid it, but it happens, and it can result in issues that require repair work. However, your equipment shouldn’t be breaking down on you. That’s a sign that you’re not taking proper care of it. Get preventative maintenance done regularly and ask your mechanic about potential issues that can arise. It’s better to schedule maintenance at a time that’s convenient for you than to have your equipment break down when you need it most.


Your heavy equipment will need repairs at some point. That’s just a part of life. Look for a good mechanic and save some money for these repairs in advance, and you’ll be much better prepared for potential problems.

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