Diesel engine trouble can leave you and your utility vehicle stopped dead in your tracks. That’s why you need to make sure your utility trucks receive regular preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure your truck’s diesel engine runs smoothly and reliably for years to come.
Because of advancement in technology, most diesel engines are now computerized. This means that for most repairs and upkeep, you will have to rely on a professional diesel engine technician. However, there are still several things you can do on your own to ensure your diesel engine continues to perform in peak condition.
Most utility truck operators have a fundamental understanding of how their vehicle’s diesel engine works, so it shouldn’t be difficult to regularly perform these simple maintenance tasks. To keep your diesel engine in [...]
Finding a replacement part for your bucket truck can often be problematic, especially if you have an older model. Bucket truck parts aren’t exactly something you can run out to your local auto parts store to pick up. However, purchasing an entirely new piece of equipment may not be practical, especially if you are dealing with a minor issue.
Where to Find Replacement Parts for Your Bucket Truck
All is not lost, however. There are few places you can look for bucket truck replacement parts. Here are a few suggestions.
Finding Parts Online
You can find almost anything for sale on the internet, and replacement parts for bucket trucks are no exception. You can with your favorite search engine. Typing the part you need into Google, Bing, or Yahoo will bring up plenty of relevant results. Unfortunately, many of these results won’t necessarily be parts for sale.
Diesel fuel is definitely the life’s blood of any utility fleet. It is what keeps your trucks going. Without it, you would be out of business.
Commercial carriers consume over 38 billion gallons of diesel fuel annually. If you’ve been paying attention to the rising cost of diesel fuel, you can probably imagine just how many dollars that translates to. Diesel fuel is one of the biggest expenses of any company that operates heavy trucks. In fact, fuel expenses can account for as much as 25 percent of a company’s operating costs. Fuel is expensive, but it is necessary.
The cost we pay at the fuel pump is largely out of our control. Consumers have watched fuel prices rise and fall like a wild roller coaster ride over the past several years. There is nothing we can do to influence the price of a gallon of diesel fuel.
There is nothing more important to the productivity and safety of your work fleet than the wheels on your work vehicles. They are literally “where the rubber meets the road,” and since replacing them can be an expensive endeavor, anything you can do to extend the life of your wheels keeps hard-earned money in your pocket.
The good news is, when you have good maintenance practices, your wheels should last the life of your work truck, if not longer.
Tips to Keep Your Work Wheels Spinning
Follow these tips, as well as any recommendations from your wheel manufacturer, to optimize the life and efficiency of your work truck’s wheels.
Always perform a daily inspection of your vehicle’s wheels, especially before you head off to complete a job. Look for cracks, rust, or any other evidence of wheel damage. Early detection of such damage makes it possible to take quick action to correct [...]