Maintenance Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Aggregate & Mining Equipment

As a valued partner in the aggregate and mining industry, Rackers Equipment Company understands the importance of maximizing the lifespan and efficiency of your equipment. Regular maintenance and proper care can significantly extend the life of your machinery, reduce downtime, and optimize your operations. In this blog, we will provide you with essential maintenance and care tips to help you get the most out of your aggregate and mining equipment.

Big loader truck from Rackers Equipment Company

Conduct Regular Inspections

Performing regular inspections is vital to identify potential problems early on. Check for signs of wear and tear, loose, or damaged components, leaks, and any unusual vibrations or noises. By addressing these issues promptly, you can prevent further damage and avoid costly breakdowns.

Keep Equipment Clean

Maintaining cleanliness is more than just aesthetics. Regularly clean your equipment, removing dirt, debris, and build-up. Accumulated dirt can interfere with the proper functioning of moving parts and contribute to premature wear. Additionally, clean equipment reduces the risk of contamination and enhances safety.


Proper lubrication is essential for reducing friction and preventing excessive wear. Regularly inspect lubrication levels and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the type and frequency of lubrication. Lubricate all necessary components such as bearings, gears, chains, and conveyor systems to ensure optimal performance and prolong their lifespan.

Train Your Operators

Investing in operator training is a proactive approach to equipment maintenance. Well-trained operators are better equipped to handle the machinery properly, detect potential issues, and understand the importance of routine maintenance. Training programs should cover safety protocols, proper usage, and basic troubleshooting techniques.

Taking care of your aggregate and mining equipment is an investment in its longevity and the overall success of your operations. Remember, a well-maintained machine is a reliable and profitable one.

Contact Rackers Equipment Company at 573-635-8700 today or visit us online for more information on how we can help supply your company with the proper aggregate and mining equipment.