Hägglunds hydraulic direct drives are engineered to deliver reliable performance under demanding conditions in industrial recycling operations. However, even the most well-engineered and reliable systems can experience issues if not properly maintained.
This Preventative Maintenance guide details key areas where poor operational and maintenance practices create significant risks of equipment failure, leading to costly and disruptive “breakdown maintenance.” These poor practices include:
Failure to perform periodic maintenance checks
Dangerously degraded hydraulic fluid and filter condition
Using third-party or remanufactured parts for repairs in place of OEM-supplied parts
Working with third-party service shops instead of OEM-certified facilities and technicians
The guide features a case study detailing how one metal recycling operation’s neglect of routine drive maintenance resulted in costly and disruptive emergency repairs. For metal recyclers whose workforces are stretched to the limit, the guide offers practical ways to efficiently incorporate good maintenance practices into existing operations and reap significant rewards.