1st Edition

Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance Manual

By Ernesto A. Guzman Copyright 2024
    176 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Starting from the purchase of heavy equipment and following through to the end of its economic life, this manual explains how to efficiently maintain and operate different types of heavy equipment. Assigning heavy equipment to different projects and utilizing them in varied systems is a large part of construction operation; ensuring everything is monitored consistently and maintained accordingly is essential. This book aids engineers in facilitating straightforward, consistent reporting systems and cost-efficient equipment use. This is particularly of note to the construction industry.


    • Enables engineers to save time and money on maintenance costs and maximize the availability of the heavy equipment

    • Provides comprehensive coverage of methods and procedures for heavy equipment management

    • Provides charts for practical use by engineers in the field, e.g., mapping out a maintenance schedule

    • Includes chapters on maintenance and field operations organization, including safety and security organization

    This book will be of interest to construction engineers, plant engineers, mechanical engineers, maintenance plant and field engineers.


    PART I Equipment Organization

    Chapter 1 Equipment Management Organization and Administration

    Chapter 2 Equipment Tables of Organization

    Chapter 3 Equipment Management Personnel and Manpower

    PART II Equipment Administration Procedures

    Chapter 4 Ownership Documentation

    Chapter 5 Monitoring and Control

    Chapter 6 Equipment Standard Operating Procedure

    PART III Equipment Maintenance

    Chapter 7 Equipment Maintenance System

    Chapter 8 Maintenance Job Order System

    Chapter 9 Company-Provided Maintenance Tools and Equipment

    PART IV Project Operations

    Chapter 10 Equipment Project Schedule

    Chapter 11 Project Operating Forms and Instructions

    Chapter 12 Project Maintenance Standard Procedure

    Chapter 13 Project Tower Crane Inspection

    PART V Process Plants

    Chapter 14 Three Types of Construction Process Plants

    Chapter 15 Process Plants Maintenance

    PART VI Equipment Safety and Security

    Chapter 16 Equipment Safety

    Chapter 17 Security Organization

    Chapter 18 Company Equipment Library

    PART VII Equipment Rental Rate

    Chapter 19 Equipment Owning and Operating Cost



    Ernesto A Guzman has twenty-one years of construction and heavy equipment management work experience in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines. He worked for the Equipment Department of the North Railway Project in Saudi Arabia on a project constructing a railway line to connect the west coast to the east coast. He was also Assistant Division Director at Energy Division of PT Bukaka Teknik Utama in Indonesia. Guzman has teaching experience at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and was Associate Professor at University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.