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Friday, August 28, 2015

Win a Mini Bar Fridge Full of Beer or Energy Drink of your Choice


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Win a Mini Bar Fridge FULL with Your choice of BEER* or Energy Drink.


GLASS DOOR MINI BAR FRIDGE - 52 LITRES
- COOL CURVED DOOR- LED DISPLAY
  • Double glazed.
  • Reversible door with lock.
  • Manual temperature control with Blue LED temperature display.
  • Dimensions: W: 435mm x D: 520mm x H: 510mm.
  • Internal Dimensions: W: 380mm x D: 380mm x H: 410mm.
  • Compressor driven with R134A refrigerant, 45g.
  • Shelf positions are 140mm, 195mm, 280mm, 335mm from floor.
  • Holds 38 x stubbies and/or cans.
  • Weight: 20kg.
  • Input Power: 80 Watt.
  • Power Consumption: 0.8Kwh/24hr.
  • Warranty: 12 months parts and labour.
  • Australian MEPS compliance approved.

For every Job or Legitimate* referral you give us, you get One chance to Win. Call Now 0n
07 5571 6155 or E-mail your order / referral to sales@mhfgc.com.au or TEXT to 0431 022 452.

Dates from Sat 29 Aug 2015 to Wed 30 Sep 2015. * Conditions Apply
For more info please visit, http://www.mhfgc.com.au/index.php/news


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fail Of the Week Catastrophic Damage to Hydraulic Gear Pump & Power Take Off Unit.


What is a PTO? A Power take of Unit is a specially designed gearbox that bolts to an Truck's Gear Gearbox or Transmission. They are used to drive Hydraulic Gear or Piston Pumps and to Provide Fluid power to Truck Mounted Hydraulic Systems such as Compactors, Cranes, Walking Floors, Tilt trays, Tippers and Winches.
Most PTO Systems are designed to be engaged and operated whilst the truck is stationary and running at low to medium low engine speeds.
So what happens when you forget to switch off the PTO and decide to drive off to the next destination? Overspeed, Cavitation, Heat, Noise = Catastrophic Failure.

In this case the PTO was driving a pump for a tipper application the driver may have heard the additional noise and should have felt a great reluctance for the transmission to change gears.
 
The Picture below shows such a failure probably caused by a combination of over speed, cavitation and possibly heat. The PTO is on the Right and Gear Pump is on the left.
Cavitation is the rapid formation and violent collapse of vapor pockets in a flowing liquid caused by areas or regions of very low pressure (read vacuum). Cavitation can and will cause Structural and Errosive damage.
Cavitation damage can also be found in other types of liquid pumps as well as boat propellers.


Running the PTO at High Speed caused the pump to Cavitate, Over Heat and rapidly Wear and Errode and eventually caused a hardened tooth to break off one of the gears. Being a solid the broken tooth jammed the rest of the gear pump and caused the whole pump to almost instantly stop. Because the PTO was still engaged and driving the pump the input shaft of the pump then sheared off in the PTO's Output shaft.

A failure like this will also require that the whole hydraulic system including hoses, pipes, cylinders, tank and suction strainer be flushed cleaned and all hydraulic oil and filters be replaced.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Lost a Customer or Client Recently? Reasons They Left & Where they Went!

If you have recently Lost a Customer or Client, what do you think is the most common answer to the reasons they left & went elsewhere!

Of the 5 categories below take a guess as a % what the true answers are.
  1. Have a relationship at a High level Customers had a close relationship with one of your employees who moved to another company or started their own business. Your guess _ _ %?
  2. Convenience Means a person chose not to deal with your business and instead went elsewhere because it was more convenient to purchase there. Your Guess _ _ %?
  3. Miscellaneous A number of random reasons that can not be categorised. Your Guess _ _ %?
  4. Product, Time, Price, Means a potential customer wanted a certain product or service at a certain time and or at a certain place whenever that may have been (now or in the future) and you were not able to accommodate them no matter what the price was. Your guess _ _ %?
  5. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? Take a guess at what best represents the missing reason that customers chose not to buy and leave a business. Your guess _ _ %?
While you are pondering an answer to Category 5, read the following 3 points, they may help you to generate a reason.
  • Only 4% of unhappy customers will actually speak up and tell you why they are unhappy, the remaining 96% will keep their mouth shut and just leave, however 91% will never come back!
  • An unhappy or disappointed customer will on average tell 10 other people how you, your company and or employees disappointed them. One in 5 of those disappointed customers will tell more than 20 people!
  • A customer who has had a great and or satisfying experience with you, your employees and or your company will tell on average another 5 people.  
Answers 
No 1, Have a relationship at a high level = 4%,
No 2, Convenience = 9%,
No 3, Miscellaneous = 5%,
No 4, Product, Time, Price, = 14%, 

No 5, = Perceived Indifference = 68% This means 68% of customers felt that you and or your employees did not really care enough about them and whether they purchased from you or not. Additionally you and or your team failed to regularly contact them and or to provide them with personal individual attention. 68%! 
So how do you improve on your perceived indifference in the eyes of your current and potential new customers?

Ask yourself and your employees to answer the following questions.

  • Do you answer the phone between 3 -6 rings every time?
  • Does every caller get asked for permission before they are put on hold?
  • Do you make sure no one is on hold for more than 30 seconds?
  • Do you have an on hold message to listen to?
  • Do you thank your customers or potential customers for calling?
  • Do you greet your clients the moment you see them walk through the door? even when you are busy and or on the phone.
  • Do you thank your customers or potential customers for visiting your business?
  • Do you thank your customers for purchasing from you?
  • Do you and your employees always arrive on time for meetings with customers.
  • Do you deliver products and services when you say you will every time?
  • Do you always let your customers know before hand if there is a problem?
  • Do you always return phone calls the same day you get the message?
  • Does each of your employees take responsibility for helping customers or do they hand off customer problems to one another or from department to department?
  • Do you always ask for more information when you are asked about the price of a product or service?
  • Do you always follow up on your customers in the days or weeks after they have purchased a product or service of you to make sure that they are happy?
  • Do you stay in touch with your customers regularly?
  • Do you ever surprise them by giving them a small gift?
  • Do you keep them informed about new things happening in your business?
  • Do you thank your internal customers your employees for being part of your business?

And Finally the "Net Promoter Score" this is one simple question asked by many large and successful corporations. 
They ask their customers the following simple question,
"On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being least likely and 10 being most likely, How likely is it that you would recommend our company to a colleague, relative or another business?"   
The goal is an average score of 8 or above. A score of 7 or less is considered not good enough and warrants further investigation and improvement . 

Please feel free to post comments and share with us your wins or fails.