To avoid fires, operators should be instructed to refuel compacters in well
lighted areas outside of buildings. Repairs and adjustments should be made
on only those compacters which have been taken to a garage or maintenance
STORAGE OF COMPACTER
Lubricate the compacter according to lubrication recommendations if
it is to be left standing for any length of time. This will protect against
The engine should be run once a week until it is thoroughly warm.
This will circulate the oil and prevent rusting from condensation, in addi-
tion to keeping the battery charged.
If freezing weather is expected before the engine will be started again,
see that the cooling system is adequately protected against freezing.
If the engine is to be stored or left standing longer than a normal day,
fill the fuel tank with clean fuel to keep out moisture laden air. This will
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TIPS
The following tips will help increase compacter life and contribute to the
reduction of expensive downtime.
1. Check lubricating and hydraulic oils and engine coolant at the begin-
ning of each work shift. Use only recommended oils.
2. Dont work compacter until engine and hydraulic oils are warm.
3. Dont let engine idle for extended periods.
4. Dont operate compacter with faulty engine governor or with excessive
hydraulic pressure. Have qualified personnel make these checks.
5. Make sure the air cleaner and oil filters are serviced correctly. All
connctions must be tight with no leaks in the system.
6. Do not add coolant to an overheated engine.
7. After working compacter let engine idle a few minutes before stopping.
8. Fill fuel tank at the end of the shift, when compacter is warm.
9. Do not reverse direction of travel when compacter is traveling above
engine idle speeds.
10. Repair minor defects immediately.
11. Do not downshift compacter at vehicle speeds that exceeds the low
gear speed at governed engine R.P.M.
12. Adhere to lubrication and maintenance recommendations.
NOTE: For complete information see your OPERATORS and