To avoid fires, operators should be instructed to refuel compactors in
well lighted areas outside of buildings. Repairs and adjustments should
be made on only those compactors which have been taken to a garage
or maintenance shop.
STORAGE OF COMPACTOR
Lubricate the compactor 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 addition 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.
Drain all water ballast from drums, or use calcium chloride solution.
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 compactor life and contribute to the
reduction of expensive downtime.
Check lubricating and hydraulic oils and engine coolant at the
beginning of each work shift. Use only recommended oils.
Don't work compactor until engine and hydraulic oils are warm.
Don't let engine idle for extended periods.
Don't operate compactor with faulty engine governor or with
excessive hydraulic pressure. Have qualified personnel make
Make sure the air cleaner and oil filters are serviced correctly.
All connections must be tight with no leaks in the system.
Do not add coolant to an overheated engine.
After working compactor let engine idle a few minutes before
Fill fuel tank at the end of the shift, when compactor is warm.
Repair minor defects immediately.
Adhere to lubrication and maintenance recommendations.