Excavator Long-Term Parking Start-Up Considerations

After the holiday season, including Christmas and New Year, or due to weather conditions, your excavator might have been out of operation for an extended period. When you are ready to put it back into use, pay attention to the following for Excavator Maintenance


  1. **Check**: Before starting, conduct a comprehensive inspection of the excavator. Check the levels and quality of fluids, coolant, and battery charge to ensure they are normal. Make sure all liquids and the battery are in a working state.


  1. **Preheat**: Before starting the engine, let the excavator warm up for a while. This helps the engine to start and run more easily. Generally, the preheating time should be around 3-5 minutes.


  1. **Start**: After preheating, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to the “ON” or “Start” position. If the excavator uses a button start, press the start button. When starting, pay attention to the dashboard indicators to ensure all are functioning properly.


  1. **Accelerate**: Once the excavator has successfully started, gradually increase the engine speed to reach the normal working RPM. During acceleration, monitor the indicators on the dashboard to ensure all parameters are within normal ranges.


  1. **Inspect**: After starting, perform a comprehensive check of the excavator. Examine fluid levels, oil temperature, water temperature, and the hydraulic system to ensure they are functioning correctly. If any abnormalities are detected, take timely measures for repair or maintenance.

The proper restart procedure for an excavator after a long period of inactivity, such as post-holiday season or due to weather conditions, involves a series of crucial steps to ensure its smooth and efficient operation. These steps include conducting a comprehensive inspection, preheating the engine, ensuring a correct start-up, accelerating gently to the normal working RPM, and performing a post-start inspection. Adhering to these guidelines not only enhances the longevity and performance of the excavator but also ensures the safety of its operation.

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