2017 NHES – Flo Components Interview with Mechanics Hub

Mike Deckert, Vice President of Flo Components spoke with Mechanics Hub at the 2017 National Heavy Equipment Show in Toronto about their lubricant products and how it reduces machine downtime and repair costs.

Renting Vs. Buying Heavy Equipment

As contracting and construction companies continue to take on large projects, the idea of renting equipment might be a better idea that purchasing it. Renting might be a better alternative in comparison to purchasing for multiple reasons. Consider all of the aspects and weigh the possibilities that would be best for the company. Advantages of… Continue reading Renting Vs. Buying Heavy Equipment

School Bus Mechanic Service Call

Almost 2 weeks into the new school year and there has already been a couple of service calls and the maintenance cycle is starting to build. A rare occurrence out of town late in the afternoon was one of our International buses that had a hot running rear wheel and the inability to build air… Continue reading School Bus Mechanic Service Call

5 Common Vehicle Repairs

There are about 214 million licensed drivers on the road in the United States. With that many drivers, it’s pretty much common knowledge that your vehicle will eventually need repairs and, at the very least, the proper maintenance to keep you on the road longer. Even though repairs/maintenance is a necessary part of car ownership, many drivers… Continue reading 5 Common Vehicle Repairs

School Bus Fleet Summer Maintenance

July is here and it’s time once again to get the bulk of the work done over July and August. Our shop tries it’s best to get most of the major work done before Summer because of holidays the amount of work required and believe me 2 months just flies by. There are around 18… Continue reading School Bus Fleet Summer Maintenance

CAT Diesel Engine Teardown TimeLapse

Check our this video of a CAT diesel engine tear down time lapse!  This CAT engine had a million miles on it and was in perfect condition upon inspection. Sindall Transportation in New Holland, PA did the disassembly.

The Bottom Line – Keeping the Fleet, Fleet

Fleet managers have long understood the value of reducing maintenance costs and maximizing fuel economy.  After all, this is one of the most direct avenues they have to positively influence PAD.  Thankfully, advances in technology have lead to many game changing powertrain innovations, which have helped make the dream of a maintenance free fleet a… Continue reading The Bottom Line – Keeping the Fleet, Fleet

Emisssions DPF Cleaning

If you’re as old as me born in the late fifties you’ll remember the Mr. Clean commercials way back. The housewife stating “Mr. Clean you’re a good man to wake up to”. I’m stretching my neck out a little stating that we use this product to clean all the soot and tar off of the… Continue reading Emisssions DPF Cleaning

School Bus Servicing

Before starting with the school district 20 years ago all of the servicing I performed was on a floor creeper. Lying on my back sliding over a 35 foot span of a vehicle to do a visual and carry out maintenance and repairs was tedious at times. Having a vehicle hoist to work on a… Continue reading School Bus Servicing

School Bus Preventive Maintenance

School bus preventive maintenance let me count the ways. There are many approaches a mechanic can take to looking after the modern day school bus and the old models as well. Technology has changed and so has procedures involved with making sure unexpected failures are held to a minimum. PM steps are small to large… Continue reading School Bus Preventive Maintenance