It's Time to Complete Your Maintenance Checklist
A lot can change with your mulch coloring equipment over the winter. Perform these maintenance tasks to make sure your equipment is in shipshape to last throughout the busy season:
- Attach drain plugs that were removed when winterizing your equipment.
- Check your wearable parts like pump hoses, blades, arms, liners, auto-control hopper sensors, bearings and shafts to make sure they are still in proper working order after enduring cold temperatures. Check the system for any leaks that may have built up over months of no use.
- Make sure colorant lines and water lines are clear from debris that may have built up over the winter.
- Inspect the belly, liners and weirs of the coloring equipment for wear. Colorbiotics recommends doing this once annually at a minimum, but preferably every month. Consider replacing the liner if it measures less than 1/16 to 1/18 of an inch thick.
- Check to see if your equipment is due for an oil change. Air compressor oil should be changed after the first 50 hours of operation for a new machine and every 250 hours thereafter. Gearbox oil should be changed after the first 500 hours of operation for new machines, then every 3,000 hours or three years, whichever comes first.
Let us help you prepare for the busy season.
Every tote of Colorbiotics mulch colorant is filled with the best, most consistent colorant on the market and is backed by world-class technical support and customer service at no extra charge.
Contact our service team today with any questions about making sure your equipment is ready for the busy season. We can travel to wherever you are to keep your coloring equipment up and running and customize your equipment to fit the specific needs of your operation.