Operator Tip for Higher productivity

Operator Tip for Higher productivity

Productivity is something that can always be improved upon, so it makes sense that machine owners and operators continue to look for ways to get more from their equipment. Being more mindful of how jobsite responsibilities are completed can help operators work more effectively. We’ve identified three areas in which application practices can be evaluated to improve jobsite strategy, extend equipment lifecycles and increase efficiency.

 #1- Anticipate equipment needs
Job requirements can differ by a number of factors including but not limited to project type, location, application and industry. It’s important to outline tasks and identify which machine type, size and configuration is needed before starting any work. Each industry generally has a standard set of equipment that’s required, but sometimes, the same machine can be used across a variety of job tasks for improved productivity. Here are some examples:


#2- Establish effective operator techniques
Sometimes machine operators will find themselves under pressure to finish a job quickly. It’s important to resist the urge to rush, because hurried work can lead to machine damage, dual efforts to fix mistakes and poor record keeping. Up-to-date and accurate records allow machine owners and operators to track progress, which can be used to make adjustments for increased productivity. Additionally, the following loading practices can improve operator efficiency.


#3- Get creative with your equipment
Work tools improve machine versatility so operators can complete more jobs with fewer machines. Using machines and attachments for multiple purposes or in unique applications can help optimize the equipment even further. For example, a mulcher can be used to clear shooting lanes in a deer hunting reserve, which opens the paths for hunters and increases equipment productivity. Here are some other examples:


Analyzing application practices can make a big difference in improving jobsite efficiency across the board. The goal is to apply equipment in unique ways that will allow machine owners and operators to get more out of their fleet, reduce wear and tear and increase overall productivity.


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This article was written by Roy Brookhart (RoyBrookhart) ?08-22-2014 01:34 PM - edited ?08-22-2014 01:36 PM

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