If you’re serious about heavy machinery, maintaining your equipment is a must for every business. The manufacturing and construction industry today wouldn't get anywhere without the use of technologically advanced heavy machining equipment. Heavy-duty production machines, from technical photo etching equipment to traditional construction excavators, form a crucial part of the fabric of the modern machining industry. However, do you know just how long heavy machinery has been around? The answer may surprise you.

It all started with the ancient Romans, a people famous for feats of engineering so incredible that some of the roads they created are still in use today. Accounts exist of hoists, pulleys and even cranes on Roman construction sites around 15 BCE. The early Romans are known for creating dams, bridges and intelligent plumbing systems, or aqueducts that carried water throughout ancient Rome. They profoundly relied on heavy machinery to carry out these projects. They even created mining equipment, including dewatering machines and crushing mills, to support their efforts at hydraulic mining.
 

Life has grown a little easier since those ancient times, and the people and animals once needed to move heavy machinery were replaced by steam engines in the 19th century. Traction engines followed, and internal combustion engines replaced them, only to be followed by diesel and hydraulic equipment. By the early 20th century forklifts powered by electricity had been invented, and continuous-wheel vehicles such as the bulldozer were hot on their heels.
 

The 1950s saw container cranes, and soon heavy equipment was such an irresistible force in construction that dedicated vehicles were created to transport heavy equipment from site to site. Now the construction industry is looking down the barrel of driverless trucks and mining equipment - and who knows what the future holds.
 

Today's heavy machinery is light years away from those early inventions, yet heavy equipment is as important to today's business owners as it was to the ancients. Entrepreneurs, small business owners and large corporations across the world work hard to make sure their heavy machinery is maintained to the highest standards of safety and performance. To keep your heavy equipment in great shape, it's crucial to rely on a service that's trusted to carry out high-quality heavy machinery repair and maintenance.
 

Regular maintenance and emergency repairs are essential in protecting your valuable investments, so you can complete each job on time within budget and way above your clients' expectations. So, before your heavy machining equipment starts to give you problems, talk to the right engineers that specialize in quality maintenance and repair services. Try to establish an ongoing maintenance inspection program that includes quarterly inspections and needed tune-ups. You and your machines both need to be in it for the long haul! Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.

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