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Operation Checklists.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Well, here we are in the conclusion of the Tennant Model 8300 Sweeper/Scrubber. We discussed, as you may recall, the workings of this sweeper/scrubber as it relates to the everyday operation and performance. You may remember that this machine is a sweeper/scrubber. It is a machine which you can sweep, scrub or do both simultaneously. In my last article we discussed the methodology of sweeping and scrubbing. What the best practices were when cleaning. Finally, in this article we are going to discuss 2 things:

#1 Pre-Operation Checklist and #2 Post-Operation Checklist

Because just hopping on the equipment and cleaning is not going to happen, an operator must be very diligent with both lists. Check over the list of items below before operating the machine.

PRE-OPERATION CHECKLIST

  1. Check the hydraulic fluid level (if this applies to your machine)
  2. Check the battery fluid and charge level.
  3. Check the tank cover seals for damage and wear.
  4. Clean the vacuum fan inlet filter.
  5. Check the condition of the scrubbing brushes. Please remove any string, banding, plastic wrap or other debris wrapped around them.
  6. Check the squeegees for any damage, wear and/or deflection adjustment.
  7. Check the vacuum hose for debris or blockage.
  8. Extended Scrub machines: check the detergent tank level.
  9. Drain and clean the recovery tank.
  10. Extended Scrub machines need to drain & clean the solution tank and ES filter. Rinse level sensors.
  11. Check the brakes and steering for proper operation.
  12. Empty and clean the debris tray (if this applies to your machine).
  13. Check that the solution tank is filled with clear cool water only and with the proper detergent.

POST-OPERATION CHECKLIST

  1. Check the hydraulic fluid level (if this applies to your machine).
  2. Check the wire, string or twine wrapped around the brushes.
  3. Check the battery fluid and charge level.
  4. Check the vacuum fan inlet filter.
  5. Check the condition of the scrubbing brushes. Remove any string, banding, plastic wrap, or other debris wrapped around them.
  6. Check the squeegees for damage, wear and for deflection adjustment. With a rag, hand wipe the rear squeegee blades.
  7. Check the vacuum hose for debris or blockage.
  8. Extended Scrub machines: check the detergent tank level.
  9. Drain and clean the recovery tank.
  10. Extended Scrub machines: drain & clean the solution tank & ES filter. Rinse level sensors.
  11. Check the brakes and steering for proper operation.
  12. Empty and clean the debris tray (if applicable to your machine).
  13. If you maintain service records then check the service records to determine maintenance requirements.

With these “to-do checklists” your machine should perform well for a very long time.

As always I appreciate you reading my articles and, until next time you can contact me at creamerscorner@hi-gear.com

Thanks for reading.
Michael Creamer

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