Top Tips to Prevent Machinery Theft
When looking for an earthmoving bucket, many farmers fall into these 11 common traps.
With budget strings tightening around us, every operator realises it is vital to get maximum efficiency on every job. We have seen it first hand through trials and reporting the effect of these golden rules.
It’s important when you’re buying a bucket that you know you’re comparing apples to apples (or if you’re comparing apples to lemons!) read our top tips to consider when buying a bucket!
Unfortunately an increasingly common occurrence on construction sites around the world is theft. From batteries out of machines, to entire excavators, to buckets off machines, to materials, these incidences are more frequent than one would think. As recently as last month, two excavators were stolen from a site worth a value of $125,000 apiece. Inevitably, downtime will be involved with these thefts, time for a police investigation and an insurance payout. An owner/operator cannot afford to lose out on the income of several weeks out of work.
1. Focusing on the price, not the quality
All manufacturers understand that price matters. What not all buyers understand is that quality should be just as important as price. This day and age when there aren’t new contracts and tenders coming up every day, you want to ensure your investment is going to go the distance. Even if the price difference is a few hundred or a few thousand dollars, consider the mileage you might get out of one product over the other.