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HOW TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR INVESTMENT

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We at Putzmeister guarantee you that our high quality equipment can resist the toughest challenges. But even the best equipment can only deliver an optimum performance if it is serviced on a regular basis. We are always at your doorstep, to ensure a long and smooth operating life.

We understand what an equipment shutdown can cause to your time, money and reputation. It is thus essential for the protection of your investment and for your operator’s safety, to get your equipment checked from our service experts on a regular basis. Having dealt with customers all over the world, we know out of experience that many machine breakdowns could be avoided if a frequent maintenance inspection had been conducted.

Want to extend the life of your machine? Here are some tips on how to take good care of your investment!

To be on the safe side, you and your operators can contribute to a long machine life by following these steps:

Firstly, carry out maintenance work of your machine, according to operational conditions and working situations. Conduct this exercise regularly as per your machine maintenance schedule.

Use genuine pipes only from the OEM, and correct pipes according to the applicable pressure, to ensure trouble free operation. Carry out water pressure tests for pipes and also the couplings whenever necessary.

Check the pipes, the couplings, seals and elbows on regular basis and change them as and when required.

Take special care during winter by keeping the sponge balls in anti-freeze. Many a times, the sponge ball remains frozen within the boom, thus, hampering the operations of the machine.

The hydraulic system is considered to be the "blond circulation" of a concrete pump. Disorders in the hydraulic system lead to error functions and usually the complete breakdown of the machine. The main cause of these breakdowns are defective valves or in extreme cases, also the breakdown of the hydraulic pump. These failures are almost always due to dirt in the hydraulic oil. To avoid this dirt, the hydraulic filter is an essential part of the oil circuit. By keeping the hydraulic oil clean, the filter protects the expensive components in the hydraulic system from damage and breakdown.

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When cleaning, pay special attention that no residue of concrete or other solids remains in the delivery hose. Only PM hoses are to be used as they can endure the prescribed operating and testing pressures, and are especially wear resistant. 

Always keep a check on the wear parts in the machine, wear and tear of which may cause machine breakdown.

In case of any worn or defective parts, get the parts replaced immediately.

After completion of each job, make sure that you clean the pipeline, the hopper, cylinder, and end hose thoroughly with water. Lubricate all the points in the hopper area with the help of grease gun.

If you have any further queries, our trained service staff is ready 24/7 to answer your questions. Find your closest Putzmeister service here.