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5 Simple Steps To Maintain And Repair Your Dump Truck
  • By Elizabeth Capell
  • Feb 28, 2023

5 Simple Steps To Maintain And Repair Your Dump Truck

Proper maintenance and repair of your Dump Truck is essential to ensure its longevity and reliable performance on the job. We probably all have experienced (more times than we would like) the cost and frustration of down time. Here at HT Spares we know that regular maintenance is an essential part of owning and operating a Truck. 

Our team combined have many decades of experience servicing and repairing Volvo Dump Trucks. You could say that we've learned a thing or two in that time as you would imagine. Below are 5 simple tips that you could follow to guide your maintenance schedule in order to enhance the longevity of your machine and its components. 

Tip 1. Simple Routine Checks 

First and foremost, it is important to regularly check and change the oil and filters in your Dump Truck. This will keep the engine running smoothly and prevent damage from dirt and debris picked up on site.  

Additionally, you should check and maintain the coolant and brake systems routinely, as well as the tires and suspension.So simple yet also so simple to put off for an extra couple of weeks after a long day's work. Schedule it in and make it non negotiable. 

Tip 2. Hydraulics 

Another important aspect of dump truck maintenance is regularly inspecting the body and hydraulic system. This includes checking for any leaks, cracks, or damage, as well as ensuring the bed raises and lowers properly.

Tip 3. Scheduled Maintenance 

It is also important to keep up with regular scheduled maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. This may include things like replacing the air filter, checking the transmission fluid, and more. By following the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule, you can help prevent potential problems before they happen.

Tip 4. Don’t Ignore Warning Signs 

If you notice any issues with your dump truck, it's important to address them as soon as possible to avoid further damage. This may include taking the truck to a professional mechanic or repair shop, or ordering replacement parts.

Tip 5. Use only high quality spare parts for your Dump Truck 

It’s imperative to use high quality spares parts when repairing your Dump Truck. Choosing the right supplier to get you the best quality and value is non-negotiable. It can be useful to keep a few parts such as hub seals, brake seals, pistons, and pads on hand to ensure that you  don’t lose any additional downtime.

HTS was the first official supplier of SLP parts within Australia and now has an established global network including across Europe and Asia. 

What this means for you is that we supply the highest quality aftermarket spare parts for your Volvo Dump Truck at the most competitive prices you can access. You can view our catalogue here or give us a call to place an order. 

We also offer Service Exchange. Send us your end of life component and we will post you a new one to get you up and running right away. Call here to discuss your service exchange needs on (03) 9794 5355.

Wrapping Up 

Our top tips to maintain and repair your Dump Truck were written for you owners and operators who want to avoid costly downtime throughout the working year. In order to do so proper maintenance and repairs to your Dump Truck are essential to keep the machine in top working condition.

Regular inspections and scheduled maintenance, as well as addressing any issues as soon as they arise, can help keep you up and running all year round. It's also important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance and use high quality replacement parts that will keep your machine driving reliably for a long time to come.