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- Created: 12/03/2012
- Last Updated: 27/11/2012
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This guide has been produced to highlight the costs that can be saved by carrying out some good practices during the winter months to prevent damage to parts on the sweeper which can cause unnecessary costs and downtime to the user.
Important note: This is a guide only and operators should use it in accordance with their Scarab operator instruction manual.
Good practice tip
Possible parts that can be damaged if ignored
Run low pressure water pump until dry
Water pump, valves, eccentric, con rod, water pipes and fittings, water jets and water solenoids
Do not run the high pressure water pump dry but leave drain taps open.
Valves and seals in high pressure pump
Drain water tank via drain taps and leave open
Water tank, drain taps
Remove water filter caps, o rings and gauzes, place in cab safely
Water filters, hoses and fittings
Open rear door and leave ajar
Rear door seals, aperture seals and spigot seals
Check screen wash mix
Screen wash container, hoses and fittings
Ensure anti freeze mix is sufficient.
Engine and major components
Pre-morning checks – consider if conditions allow water to be used, refit water filters, close off drain taps, and close rear door and lower hopper in accordance with operator’s instruction manual.
The following is a general good practice tip throughout the life of the vehicle.
Visually inspect fan weekly, clean as necessary with scraper if required.
An unbalanced fan will cause damage to the hydraulic motor, fan, mounting plate, mesh screen and hopper