I saw the same Caterpillar units I saw in Alaska in this opposite environment. It made me think about the difficulties of designing heavy equipment that will survive in both environments. That kind of reliability is quite an achievement. My hat is off to the OEMs who design and build the vehicles that we keep running.
It's good to be reminded every now and then that we maintain some pretty remarkable machinery.
Joel Levitt has trained over 6,000 maintenance leaders from over 3,000 organizations. Since 1980, he has been the president of Springfield Resources, a management consulting firm that services a variety of clients on a wide range of maintenance issues.