Daily Maintenance Checks On Mixers
When the wear parts reach a particular point in the life cycle, it’s crucial to replace them for optimum performance. That’s why following a schedule of daily inspections is important. The more time spent looking over the unit, the more likely you’ll develop a well-rounded schedule, including the ability to plan for down time.
Every operator should inspect and note any items showing wear or need to be replaced during clean up on the unit. This includes inspecting:
- The wear blades;
- The belt wiper;
- The mixer motor for leaks;
- The lower and upper mixer bearings; and
- For concrete build-up inside the unit.
How Do I Know When My Mobile Mixer Needs Maintenance?
When completed on a regular basis, you’ll begin to see a wear pattern and determine an appropriate maintenance schedule for the unit. Depending on the materials and series of units, generally the mixer itself is the first component to require repairs. On average, you should produce 3,000 yards to 5,000 yards through a unit before you need to replace wear blades. The lower boot and bearings may also need replacement at this time. Again, with the daily and monthly inspections, you’ll be able to check the components and order parts as needed.
When Do I Need To Replace The Conveyor Belt?
With proper maintenance and care of the assembly, you can expect to get 20,000 yards to 25,000 yards of functional lifespan. The conveyor belt is usually a more difficult item to repair and takes a significant amount of time as a result.
Remember that all maintenance and life of the parts all depends on the work done up front through the year. Inspect regularly and you can plan maintenance to your schedule, not the mixer!
For more information on what to expect during the first year of maintenance, contact a Cemen Tech concrete solutions specialist or call (800) 247-2464 today.