Your pump will last longer and perform at its best if you keep up with routine service. How often should you maintain your pump will depend on how often you use it and the type of liquid being pumped. However, there are general guidelines that the manufacturer recommends should be followed to properly maintain your pump.
Hypro Roller Pumps are some of our most popular pumps. They are used across different industries such as pest control, weed control, horticulture and other agricultural applications.
For those of you unfamiliar with this type of pump, Hypro Roller Pumps come in three different materials: Cast Iron, Ni-Resist, and Silver Series XL. They are compatible with a variety of liquids and chemicals, require no check valves and are budget friendly.
Before performing any type of maintenance make sure you follow these safety measures:
- Pump should be disconnected from its electrical, hydraulic, shaft driven, or gas engine power source.
- Do not perform service or maintenance to the pump, or attached components, until the pump unit is below 109°F (43°C).
- When handling Hypro pumps, wear steel-toed shoes and protective gloves in order to protect your feet and hands. Eye protection should also be worn.
- Any hazardous liquids should be disposed of in a manner which complies with local and national regulations. Never dump fluids onto the ground.
When you are ready to store your pump for a long period of time, make sure to drain it thoroughly. Open any drain plugs, remove the suction hose and blow it dry with air. An antifreeze/rust inhibitor should be injected into the pump before both ports are plugged and the pump is stored. Plug all ports to keep out air until pump is used again.
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