Unexpected maintenance can slow you down – costing you time and money. Making it worse, you or your compact equipment operators may not know how to properly service your machine, or you may not have an on-site mechanic available.
Thankfully, Summit Bobcat is here to help with Genuine Bobcat parts and on-location service. Our staff is trained on the latest engine emissions standards, can calibrate machines and can check diagnostics with tools and software. Besides, they know what parts are in stock – specifically fluids, filters, tires and tracks – to help you maintain a healthy equipment fleet.
Stay on top of your recommended service schedule and visit our dealership for genuine Bobcat engine oils, coolant, hydraulic fluid, grease and drive motor lubricants. We have these items in stock and can match machine fluids to the proper ambient temperatures and to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Whether you need synthetic or synthetic-blended oils, Summit Bobcat has you covered. These oils have better cold weather starting and lubricating performance, as well as additional wear protection during high-performance operation.
Fuel and air filters are also in stock at our dealership. Dirty and dusty conditions may require filters to be changed more frequently. Regular inspections, as outlined in the Operation & Maintenance manual, will help you identify when to change filters and help you minimize unexpected machine downtime.
To enhance your preventive maintenance efforts, talk to our team about purchasing fluid and oil analysis programs. Each program provides reports and insights that can help you better understand the current operating status of your machine. The practice of regularly sampling and monitoring test data can detect ferrous (iron) particles, the existence of wear and other contaminants and fluid cleanliness.
As a general practice, consider a planned maintenance contract to make sure your equipment is being cared for via the recommended service schedule. This contract provides a comprehensive report of what parts and service you need to keep your equipment running. It also can control your cost of ownership by guarding against unexpected machine downtime. A planned maintenance program can be bundled with an extended warranty for greater peace of mind.
You rely on tires and tracks to give you long-lasting performance when paired with compact equipment. You also rely on Summit to have the proper replacement parts in stock in case you need to replace a tire or track.
Make sure our parts team knows your scope of work, so they can have the proper replacement items in stock. For instance, if you are excavating, grading or performing other construction tasks, consider a pneumatic tire for superior traction. If you’re working in demolition situations, a solid tire is best to minimize machine downtime.
If you own an excavator, compact track loader or mini track loader, our dealership will have a variety of wide or narrow tracks to match ground conditions and different tread patterns on the tracks to suit your individual needs. Wide tracks work well when lower ground pressure and flotation are desired, while narrow tracks add increased ground pressure, traction and pushing force.
The tracked undercarriage provides lower ground pressure, improved flotation and traction, helping distribute the machine’s weight across a larger area. The undercarriage consists of moving components that need to be inspected frequently, especially if the machine is being used in harsh applications.
We can also help educate you and your operators on steps you can take to extend tire and track life and how to be proactive on maintenance.
Resist the urge to cut costs with lower-priced parts. Less expensive options can cost you more in time and revenue than using genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Summit Bobcat stocks OEM parts and carry warranties that can help protect the overall value of your machine. Using genuine parts helps extend the life of your machine. It also gives you the peace of mind that your equipment will continue to function properly.
There are many advantages to having our dealership service your equipment. We have the time, tools, know-how and parts availability to keep your equipment up and running. Proper and timely scheduled maintenance can help extend the life of your equipment, minimize downtime and save you money over time.
Want to learn more about how to protect your investment? Reach out to us to see if a planned maintenance contract is right for you.