PRE-SEASON AND POST-SEASON MAINTANANCE GUIDE

PRE-SEASON CHECKS

  • Check blower, air lock, and piping system for any physical damage.

  • Check electrical panels for any debris always  before starting system

  • Check air filter on blower system for any debris and blow compressed air from the inside out.

  • Check oil sight glasses on both sides of the blower to make sure of oil reservoir capacity.

  • Run both the air lock and blower with nothing in system.  Check system while running and put two pumps with a grease gun into each bearing on blower and air lock electric motors.

  • Remove belt guard from blower, and chain guard on air lock.  Then test run the blower only, and check belt tension, and adjust if necessary.  Then test run air lock only and check chain tension and adjust if necessary.

  • Walk piping system when blower is running and listen for any possible air leaks.

  • When first running corn for the year, run the dryer discharge feeding the system at a slower discharge rate, then feed more slowly to make sure there are no issues with capacity.

POST-SEASON CHECKS

  • Check blower, air lock, and electrical panels for any debris or damage after harvest.

  • Check air filter on blower system for any debris and blow compressed air from the inside out.

  • Check oil sight glasses on both sides of the blower to make sure of oil reservoir capacity.

  • Run both the air lock and blower with nothing in system to check for any mechanical issues.

  • It is recommended to run mineral oil in the air lock when the air lock is running to coat this inside of the air lock so that condensation will not result in internal rusting of the air lock causing mechanical parts to lock together.

DAILY

  • Check Blower oil level

  • Check air filter for debris

  • Whenever blower and air lock are not being used shut off main breaker feeding power to the system.

2 YEARS (1,000 HOURS)

  • Change V-Belts on Blower

  • Replace Intake Air Filter

  • Oil Chain on Air Lock

  • Clean out Blower and Air Lock electric motor fan with compressed air

3 YEARS (1,500 HOURS)

  • Change Oil on Blower

  • Run Blower and Air Lock and check for air blower through in the air lock.