For mulch producers who must continue operating in the winter to meet demand, it is important to implement cold-weather operation procedures to avoid damaging mulch coloring equipment.
When the temperature drops to the 25 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit range, the mulch coloring system will run as normal using these steps:
Visually inspect the inside of the machine to ensure all blades and arms can move freely.
Connect mulch colorant hoses to colorant supply.
Connect water input to water inlet, but do not turn
wateron until all other preparations are complete.
Mix mulch colorant prior to use. The colder the colorant, the more mixing required — typically 30 minutes will be sufficient.
Prime mulch colorant pump and water lines as normal when ready to begin coloring.
Ensure that nozzles are spraying normally using proper procedures.
Follow "Cold Weather" shut-down procedures at the end of each operation.
For any questions on this process,
contact your territory manager.