Other than bad weather, the primary cause of work shutdowns on the jobsite is undoubtedly equipment failure. Just think of the serious job delays that could result if the equipment you rely on the most were to break down. For many concrete contractors, those indispensable machines are power trowels, internal vibrators and vibrating screeds.

Fortunately, you can keep downtime to a minimum by operating your equipment properly and adhering to the maintenance schedule prescribed by the manufacturer. This article presents some tips from manufacturers for keeping your trowels, vibrators and screeds in working order.