Logging Equipment Maintenance Software
Modern forest management is highly mechanized. Timber harvesters have traded in their axes and saws for technology-driven, multi-purpose equipment that works faster and is more productive. However, harsh conditions, rough terrain, and inclement weather put additional stress on machinery, increasing the risk of breakdowns. These factors make maintenance – and maintenance management – an essential function in forest management and lumber production.
FTMaintenance equipment maintenance software maximizes machine productivity by providing the tools required to manage maintenance on heavy equipment and other forestry assets. Create a comprehensive preventive maintenance plan for each asset that includes daily walk-arounds, inspections, and other routine maintenance. Track maintenance activities that originate from predictive maintenance (PdM) alarms or equipment telematics systems. Digitize maintenance documentation to provide technicians in the field with instant access to manufacturer-recommended troubleshooting steps.
FTMaintenance Benefits for Forestry Equipment Management
- Implement a proactive maintenance schedule that includes preventive maintenance activities at appropriate time or runtime intervals.
- Protect employees from workplace hazards by ensuring equipment performs as expected.
- Reduce unplanned downtime by creating routine maintenance checklists for machine operators and maintenance technicians.
- Optimize asset performance and availability by leveraging maintenance reports to analyze maintenance data.
- Document institutional knowledge gained by veteran employees to assist the next generation of technicians with performing maintenance activities.
- Anticipate future maintenance needs by analyzing maintenance history and identifying trends.
- Standardize maintenance activities and relate maintenance tasks to alarms from condition-monitoring sensors or on-board diagnostic tools.
- Store information about dealers and vendors who can complete complex maintenance services, sell specialized spare parts, and provide expertise.
- Access maintenance data from mobile devices in locations where computers access is not available.
How to Implement a Proactive Maintenance Strategy
Many maintenance teams operate on using a “fix it when it breaks mentality,” which can run counter to larger business goals. A proactive maintenance strategy is more financially and operationally beneficial. Learn how to implement a proactive maintenance plan.
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