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Welcome to the EquipmentShare shop blog and content library, Building Blocks. Building Blocks is a collection of knowledge and information from our industry experts for all things heavy equipment parts related, produced for everyone from technicians to small fleet owners. Our curated content list is divided into four sections and is updated regularly with new articles and information with open access for all. If you want to receive regular reminders when new articles drop, sign up for our email list.

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Maintenance is one of the most important ways to get the most out of your machines. Keeping up with your maintenance ensures your machines stay in good condition, operate at their peak condition, and let you get the most out of the life of your machine. In this section we’ll discuss what you can do to keep your machines running smoothly.

Track Loader Maintenance Tips: 5 Ways to Extend The Life of Your Machine


Our DIY series covers how you can perform maintenance on your machines. We’ll show you step-by-step how to perform maintenance on your machines, such as 500 hour excavator maintenance and more. Even if you don’t have any experience as a technician, we can show you the ropes on keeping your machines in great condition.

Takeuchi TL10 DIY Filter Change

Takeuchi TL6 DIY Filter Change

Takeuchi TL12 DIY Filter Change

Takeuchi TL8 DIY Filter Change

Storing Equipment Long Term: What You Need To Know


In this section we’ll take a deep dive into the specific parts of your machine, focusing on individual pieces and answering questions in depth. We’ll talk about specific parts of your machines, like DEF Headers, what role that part plays in the performance of your machine, and answer questions about the ins-and-outs of how those parts work.

DEF Headers: What Are They and How Do They Work?

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace a Fuel Filter


Here we give an overview of different types of heavy equipment. Whether you’re looking for an overview of a machine you’re familiar with or want to know more about how machines stack up against one another, this section has a variety of articles for you. If you’re new to heavy equipment, this is the perfect section to help you get a lay of the land.

Excavator FAQ: What You Should Know