Well-built machinery and equipment can last for years, decades even. The trick to keeping your equipment ticking is not a trick at all—it’s caring for your equipment by performing maintenance and operating the equipment the way in which it is intended. By ignoring or losing track of maintenance schedules, you set yourself up for breakdowns that cost a lot more than is necessary. If your crew is too rough on your equipment, or use equipment to perform work it’s not built for, you could find yourself replacing parts frequently. By monitoring usage, you can make sure your equipment runs smoothly.