Just Bought A 59 URAI Root Blower? How To Keep It Running Well
If you just purchased a 59 URAI root blower for the first time, you may have a few questions regarding how to ensure that it functions as well as possible and so on. Luckily, this article will help answer a few ways that you can ensure that your root blower lasts as long as possible so that you won't have to get a new one any time soon. Read on to learn more.
One of the most common questions that people have, when they buy a 59 URAI root blower, is how often they should lubricate it. Typically, you should change your oil out after the first 100 hours of use. From there, you can switch to a petroleum-based oil which can last anywhere from 1000-2000 hours of use depending on how consistent the temperature remains. For instance, if your temperature remains at 180 degrees F, then it should last the full 2,000 hours. If, however, the temperature increases by 15 or more degrees, then it will likely only last about 1,000 hours.
Grease buildup is common in any URAI and isn't something to freak out about. However, one thing you can do is install a pump that will pump new grease into the Zerk fittings on a weekly basis so that there isn't too much of an accumulation. Additionally, it is recommended that everybody cleans out the grease from the blower after every time you use it to ensure that it doesn't accumulate too much and cause a clog of any kind.
Change The Filter
Another common question that people have about maintaining their 49 URAI is how often they need to change out the filter. The answer to this question really depends on what the filter is made of. For instance, if you have a paper filter, then it will need to be changed out on a more regular basis. Whereas if you have a felt, polyester, or wire-based filter, it can be shaken out and reused several times. How can you know when to change it out? A new filter can handle a pressure drop of two to three inches. Once it has reached about 10 to 15 inches, that's when you know its time to replace it.
Buying a 59 URAI is an investment and one that you don't want to have to invest in any time soon. Use the tips listed above to ensure that your root blower lasts longer. For more information, contact a company like Lamb's Machine Works Inc.