Operating Falls IceBreaker Scrapers
DO NOT operate truck and snow plow until you have read the operating instructions and are thoroughly familiar with all controls and functions.
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- Unless otherwise specified, the control levers for operating the scraper are set as follows: pull to raise, push to lower. For power reversible scrapers the controls are set as follows: pull to rotate clock wise, push to rotate counterclockwise.
- Inspect all nuts, bolts, clamps, etc. prior to use. Replace broken or worn parts immediately. Re-torque loose fittings to SAE standards.
- Do not operate the vehicle in reverse with the scraper blade down or in contact with any material. Serious damage may result.
- If the scraper is equipped with a manual or power latching mechanism, inspect all attaching parts, springs, and latches prior to use.
- Inspect the cutting edge prior to each use and at various intervals during the period of use to inspect for wear, loose or missing fasteners, and breakage. Repair or replace as needed. Do not attempt to wear cutting edge beyond useable life to avoid damage to bottom moldboard support structure.
- Maximum pressure to the hydraulic cylinder(s) operating the raising and lowering of the moldboard has been determined to be 500 psi. If pressure exceeds this amount vehicle control may be affected.
- Check the accumulator annually to insure that the unit is charged with nitrogen or approved equal gas to a maximum of 375 psi. Use licensed providers or properly trained personnel only for recharging the accumulator.
- In order to preserve the chrome plated shafts on hydraulic cylinders, the hydraulic cylinder should be operated at least once each day. This is particularly important for those cylinders which operate in a normally extended position. When storing units for the off season, insure that hydraulic cylinders are stored in the fully collapsed position and that all ports, hoses, etc. have been capped or plugged to prevent the introduction of moisture and contaminants.