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16WintertimeMeansServiceTimeAVOIDLOSINGVALUABLEPRODUCTIONNEXTSEASONTThewinterslowdownisanexcellenttimetogetequip-mentreadyforthemeatoftheseasonstartinginthespring.ToassistownersinmakingsuretheirequipmentwillbereadytorollwhenactivitypicksupColumbusEquipmentCompanyoffersoff-seasonequipmentaudits.Aproductsupportrepresentativewillperformathoroughwalk-aroundinspectiononanypieceofequipmentandprovidetheownerwithalistofrecommendedrepairsoradjustments.IfrequestedColumbusEquipmentcanpro-videanestimateforpartsandlabor.Maintenanceismorethanreplacingoilandfilters.Itincludesthingslikewearitemsandsettingadjustments.AgoodmaintenanceprogramisavitalinvestmenttoextendthelifeofthemachineandprovidehigherlevelsofproductivityandreliabilitysaidBobWebervicepresidentofproductsupport.WehavefoundthatourcustomerswhokeepupwithmaintenanceorwhouseourPMprogramsaremoresatisfiedwiththeirequipment.WhynottakeadvantageofatimewhenamachineisidletodoamaintenanceauditOff-seasonauditsareavailableforallkindsofequipment.ConstructionequipmentOwnersofloadersexcavatorsandotherdirtequipmentcanscheduleanauditwiththeirlocalproductsupportrepresentative.Hewilldoa50-pointwalk-aroundinspectionandprovidealistofrecommendations.NoteDosobefore33115andtakeadvantageoftheKomatsuFinancialPartsandServiceFinancingProgramspecialrateof0for15MonthsPavingequipmentThelocalproductsupportrepandChuckAmnahproductsupportspecialistforthePavingDivisionwillperformthepaveraudit.Inaddi-tiontothesamesortofinspectionperformedongeneralconstructionequipmentAmnahperformspaver-specificproceduresincludingasoniccheckofthethicknessofthefloorplatesandscreedplatesandconfirmingthatthescreedheatsproperly.Ownersconcernedaboutplatewearcanrequestjustasoniccheck.Hydraulictune-upsonDynapacandBlaw-Knoxpaversarealsoavailable.EnvironmentalequipmentDeanHatemproductsupportspecialistfortheEnvironmentalDivisionwilldoawalk-aroundinspectiononanypieceofenvironmentalequipmentincludinggrindersandchippersfeller-bunchersandscreensandprovidealistofrecommendations.LiftingequipmentColumbusEquipmentisavail-abletodoannualcraneinspectionsthatmeetOSHArequirements.Ownerscanschedulethisinspectionatanytimeofyear.Contactyourlocalbranchtoscheduleoff-seasonaudits.Theresultwillbegreaterproductivitynextspringandsummerwithlessdowntimefrustrations.Certainrestrictionsapply.ContactyourlocalPSSRfordetails.PRODUCTSUPPORT