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Suggested Tips: Dredge Maintenance Schedule

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 08:05 AM

Whether you have just installed your new dredge or you have been dredging for a while, you should follow a lubrication and maintenance schedule in order to ensure a long and useful life for your dredge.  SRS Crisafulli includes a suggested maintenance schedule in our dredge Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manuals.

The following suggested maintenance schedule is included in all SRS Crisafulli dredge Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manuals.

LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (ROTOMITE):

DAILY:
  • General condition of unit
  • Engine oil, leakage, pressure gauge registration, pressure warning lamp
  • Fuel leakage, level
  • Coolant level and condition, temperature registration
  • Radiator filler cap fitting condition
  • ALL belts (fan, alternator, air conditioning, water pump)
  • Battery
  • Grease zerks
  • Hydraulic hoses, pumps, valves and components, reservoir and cylinder
  • Gauges and sight bottles
  • Pivoting Traverse Gear Box (if applicable)
Lubrication Points on a Rotomite
Cutterhead seals
 Traverse Bearings Seals
 Ladder Pins

 

WEEKLY:

  • Cutterhead bolts and tines
  • Engine oil filter element

EVERY 100 HOURS:

  • Primary and secondary fuel filter
  • Main dredge pump

EVERY 250 HOURS:

  • Engine oil and engine oil filter element replacement

EVERY 500 HOURS:

  • Fuel filter
  • Impeller

EVERY 1000 HOURS:

  • Sample hydraulic oil
  • Hydraulic filters
  • Valve clearance check
  • Traverse winch drum, idler pulleys and cable
  • Lateral positioning cables and winch drum
  • Safety decals

 

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