Purchasing a vacuum truck is a large investment, which is why maintaining your pump truck parts is likely an important part of your operations. At Pat’s Pump & Blower, we have a few maintenance tips to offer that can help you keep your pump truck parts in good working order for as long as possible.
On a daily basis, make sure you shut down your pump truck completely after you are done using it. You should also plan on opening up all of the truck’s drain valves and releasing any water from the system. By doing this, debris is allowed to break free from the internal system, and air is allowed to circulate through these valves.
In order to keep your pump truck parts functioning properly, it is essential to check the fluid levels in your truck, as well as the air breather at least once a month. At this time, it is also a good idea to ensure that the truck’s cylinders are in the right position.
If any of the fluids in your truck are low when you do this inspection, make sure you refill them as quickly as you can. Remember that if the fluid levels are consistently low when you check them every month, your vacuum truck may have a leak.
On an annual basis, you should plan on changing the hydraulic filters in your pump truck and flushing out the hydraulic system. It is also recommended that you change the fluids in the truck and clean out the body of the truck every year.