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Compaction Task Optimization: Perform These Checks on Your Machine

19 October 2020

United Tractors, Jakarta: To perform road compaction with good quality, you need to carry out optimal maintenance including  heavy equipment health check.

The inspection should include a thorough inspection of heavy equipment starting from the engine, hydraulic system, or other operating support devices such as the water sprinkling system before the task begins.

During a compaction task, the occurrence of a fundamental fault may cause major problems. United Tractors as the sole distributor of the Bomag brand in Indonesia will provide tips for Bomag products. This inspection works as an early detection to avoid fatal errors in the road compaction process using a Bomag asphalt compactor.

Checking Before Starting

First, fill the water tank and also check the water filter. If condensation occurs, open the filter to drain the pump. You will also have to check the nozzle by cleaning it or replacing it if necessary. If there is water freezing in the splash system, open all nozzles. Also, check the engine oil level, fuel level, and perform general function tests such as brakes, lights, horns, and hazard lights.

Check Tire Pressure on Bomag Pneumatic Tyred Roller

One of Bomag asphalt compaction equipment type that provide by UT is the Pneumatic Tyred Roller. This product serves to compact and coat the pores of the asphalt surface.

An efficient compaction task is highly dependent on tire pressure. The correct tire pressure must be adjusted to the appropriate wheel load so that the wheels have an even contact area. The work speed ranges from 4 to 8 km/h.

You can ask your operator to carry out the UT Tips above. If you encounter damage or problems unsolved, you can contact UT mechanics through UT Call, which is available 1×24 hours at 1 500 072.

UT Tips: Heavy Equipment Wiring Maintenance

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