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Three Tips for Preparing Compact Equipment for Colder Temperatures

Keeping a construction business successful in a difficult economy often means working in any weather, despite the toll it may take on your fleet. Colder temperatures, sleet, snow and salt can all harm your compact construction equipment in winter — and failing to take adequate precautions can lead to excess wear and tear. Here’s what you need to know to prepare your compact construction equipment for winter:

Most importantly, make sure your operators know to give your equipment time to warm up before use. Like any machine, running cold can cause a skid steer or backhoe to blow a hose, o-ring or other component, leading to costly machine failure and unanticipated downtime.

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Originally published by Greg Barton, Carolina Cat Blog