Top 6 Mistakes Grinder Owners Make

Posted on: May 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Darrin Martin

Top 6 Mistakes Grinder Owners Make, infographic

1. NOT KNOWING THE REGULATIONS

Be informed about regulatory issues such as environmental laws and permits for

storage of biomass, noise restrictions, and storage space for the machinery and for the mulch product.


2. POOR OPERATOR TRAINING

The best way to avoid accidents and keep equipment running at optimal levels is to create and use safe  standards. Employers should develop policies and require operators to follow them every time.


3. POOR START-UP PROCEDURES

Don’t allow operators to become so comfortable with their machines that they skip established start-up procedures.


4. POOR SHUT-DOWN PROCEDURES

Best practice is to let the engine idle for 5 minutes after use prior  to shut-down to avoid excessive heat build-up in the cylinders.


5. POOR MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES

Regular maintenance and oil samples can help to prevent small issues from becoming big problems that cost you money and waste valuable working time.


6. FAILING TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WEAR PARTS

Grinder  owners should be aware of the importance of not wearing parts too far so that the hammer/mill/cutter bar do not perform well.


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