Tips to Cut Concrete Milling Machine’s Cost of Operation
Investing in a concrete milling machine is extremely expensive. However, that depends on the kind of machine that you are buying. If you are buying a small road milling machine, it is cheaper compared to a heavy duty one. But both will cost you some considerable amount of money. However, after you have brought the road milling machine to the site, you have started incurring another cost in terms of repairs and replacements to keep the machine working efficiently.
Repairs and maintenance can be extremely expensive depending on how and what the machine is used for. This as a result of wear down of the wear parts such as the milling teeth or milling bits amongst others. However, there are ways that you can cut the cost of operating your concrete milling machine. Try these tips and tricks, and you will experience a reduction in the operation cost:
The Right Wear Parts
One of the major causes of the high rate of wear and tear on milling wear parts is the use of wrong parts for the machine. Note that while the machine is new, everything from the teeth to power is balanced for efficient and consistent production. The imbalance between the wear parts such as the milling teeth and bits with the machine horsepower is one of the major cause of high rates of wear. If the quality of the milling teeth is too low and cannot withstand high pressure, then the rate of wear and abrasion will be very high. Therefore, you need to have the right to wear parts on the machine depending on the power produced.
Quality Wear Parts
The biggest reason why most people are struggling with the high cost of operation is due to the use of inferior quality teeth. This is a problem that comes into the machine during the time of replacement. Some of the users have no idea on what they should look out for a while buying and thus end up getting fake or counterfeit products. These are the kind of wear parts that wear down really quick. Therefore, you must have high-quality wear parts.
Last but not the least is the application of the concrete milling machine. You should what the machine can do and what it cannot do. Don’t use the machine on asphalt surfaces yet it is designed for the concrete conditions. The wrong application of the machine could be the reason why your cost of operation is too high.