Any facility or site owner that makes use of heavy machinery understands the importance of keeping a beat on the condition of equipment. Where heavy-duty vehicles are concerned, this often means keeping tabs on the condition of your equipment’s transmission health. If you’re wondering if your vehicles will soon be in need of a gearbox mechanic, here are a few tell-tale signs that your transmission might be about to fail or isn’t giving you the performance it should.
THE NOSE KNOWS
One of the most notable signs of a failing transmission concerns the smells produced by equipment in these circumstances. If that loader or grader of yours is making a burning smell during operation, there is a high chance that its transmission is about to fail, and shouldn’t be ignored.
Remember, where there’s smoke, there’s fire…
TRANSMISSION FLUID LOOKS OFF
Healthy transmission fluid should always appear transparent, if it looks charred or discoloured, or worse, if you spot metallic flakes in the fluid, it is a sure-fire sign that wear and tear has set in on the transmission, its condition has been severely compromised, and will soon need repairs.
While poor performance can often point to issues with the engine in equipment, it is also often caused by transmission issues. A failing gearbox will leave equipment feeling sluggish, and you will notice this especially when there is a delay between pressing the accelerator and the vehicle or equipment moving.
GEAR SHIFTS ARE DIFFICULT
If your equipment struggles to shift gears, this is one of the most notable signs of transmission damage that is soon to fail altogether. Seeking help from a gearbox mechanic as quickly as possible is advised.
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