Posted on: 10 February 2020Share
If you are in the process of purchasing overhead cranes, one of the most important things you can do for your crane is to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintaining the crane. Many people ignore the recommendations because they do not want a lot of downtime with their crane, or they feel they can get by with just doing repairs when they are absolutely needed. However, there are many reasons why you should continually maintain your overhead cranes. Here are three of those reasons.
Helps to Extend the Lifespan Of Your Overhead Cranes
One of the top reasons why you should continually maintain your overhead cranes is because following the manufacturer's maintenance recommendations helps to extend the lifespan of your overhead cranes. If you do not maintain your cranes as you should, parts can wear out faster than they should. This can increase the frequency in which your unit needs repairs, increase the amount of money you spend maintaining and repairing the unit, and shorten the lifespan of the unit. If your unit is still under warranty, you may also void the warranty by failing to properly maintain it.
Ensures You Are In Compliance With OSHA Laws and Increases Safety
Another reason why you should continually maintain your overhead cranes is to ensure the unit is safe. If your unit is not properly maintained, it may not be safe. This can cause injuries to your employees. It may also result in you failing to be in compliance with OSHA regulations, which can result in fines and/or your commercial or industrial business being shut down.
Increases the Resale Value of Your Overhead Cranes
The final reason why you should maintain your overhead cranes is that you can increase the resale value of the cranes by properly maintaining them. Just like with cars, producing maintenance records shows that the unit is properly maintained, which can help you to maximize the amount of money you can get when it comes time to sell your overhead cranes.
While maintaining your overhead cranes does cost money and does result in some downtime, there are many advantages to constantly maintaining your unit, including helping to extend the lifespan of your cranes, ensuring your equipment is safe and in compliance with OSHA regulations, and increasing the resale value when you are ready to sell your cranes and purchase new ones. As such, be sure to read your owner's manual when you purchase new cranes and be sure to follow those recommendations.