Maintenance of pipe rail trolleys | How to perform?Danny Plugge
Because of the intensive use of pipe rail trolleys, it is very important to check them correctly and regularly. Pipe rail trolleys are used for different kind of harvesting tasks and therefore employees use them a lot. Harvesting taks, specifically in terms of performing tasks on heights, the pipe rail trolley needs to be save. Therefore, maintenance and repair are of great importance. Read below the points for attention to perform maintenance and repair on your greenhouse pipe rail trolleys.
Plan of inspection for your pipe rail trolley
A pipe rail trolley consists of different kind of spare parts. Depending on the part, the pipe rail trolley must be periodically checked. The control chart below shows the controls required and how often these controls need to be done to ensure the pipe rail trolley works safely.
Control chart for greenhouse trolleys
Note: Before beginning the search, always turn the pipe rail trolley off with the key switch!
|Control / maintenance||Auxiliary tool||Daily||Weekly||Monthly||Yearly|
|A battery that is adequately charged||Visual||✔|
|Damage to components of control||Visual||✔|
|Visibility/damage of pictograms and stickers||Brush / damp cloth||✔|
|Footstools + cleaning the platform||Soft brush / damp cloth||✔|
|Cleaning the control panel||Brush / damp cloth||✔|
|Cleaning frame sliding blocks scissors||Visual||✔|
|Check for cable and hose leakage and damage||Vsual||✔|
|Screwed check on wheels and chain in dirt or rope||Visual||✔|
|Mechanical damage in general||Hydraulic oil||✔|
|Control lifting and lowering for faltering (low oil arrow hydraulic oil)||ISO Viscosity Grade 46||✔|
|Charge batteries and or at least once a month if necessary||Battery charger||✔|
|Battery fluid level monitoring (plates 1 cm below liquid level)||Water, gloves and goggles||✔|
|Checking the operation of the tilt signal||Test >> 2 degrees||✔|
|Check hydraulic components for leakage under the cover (pump/valves)||Tool removal bolt from cover cap||✔|
|Grease the wheels of the lift, drive chain and ball bearings||Lubricant||✔|
|Control chain tension||Wrenches||✔|
|Mounting brackets on shafts for scissors||Visual||✔|
|Clean and repair carbon brushes if they are shorter than 1 cm||Compressed air / visual||✔|
|Grease the hinged components of the scissor building||Grease and grease||✔|
|Grease the lifting system’s hinged pieces||Spray fat / WD40||✔|
|Construction of control scissor for (hair) cracks and rust||Visual||✔|
If the pipe rail trolley is found to be deficient during one of the above tests, ensure that it is not used until the fault has been solved. Maintenance of electrical components, wiring, hydraulic systems and drive motors is often done by a trained technician. Do you need spare parts? Berg Hortimotive offers a broad range spare parts for its pipe rail trolleys, benomic series among others.
Questions concerning pipe rail trolley maintenance and repairs
Do you have any concerns or would you like to obtain advice about the maintenance and repair of pipe rail trolleys? Then contact product specialist Michael Visser or use the form below to ask your question.