Service Questions: Maintaining Your Crusher’s Air Filters

Service Questions with Louis: Maintaining Your Crusher’s Air Filters

Today, our service technician, Louis, will be walking us through the essential steps of maintaining the air filters of your rock crusher. Louis’ expertise is evident in the way he will explain the importance of regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the crusher. It will turn a seemingly mundane task into a critical operation for our equipment’s efficiency and reliability.


Importance of Maintaining Your Air Filters

Maintaining your rock crusher’s air filters is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, clean air filters ensure the efficient performance of the rock crusher by allowing a steady flow of clean air to the engine and other critical components. This helps in preventing dust, debris, and other pollutants from entering and causing wear and tear. Secondly, regular maintenance of air filters can significantly extend the lifespan of the equipment, reducing the frequency and cost of repairs and replacements. Well-maintained air filters improve fuel efficiency, as the engine doesn’t have to work harder to draw air through clogged filters, leading to lower operational costs. Maintaining clean air filters contributes to a safer working environment by reducing the risk of engine failure and potential accidents caused by equipment malfunction.


Where Are Your Air Filters?

Air filters are located on the exterior of the engine housing. Remove the wing nut on the end of the filter housing to access the filter elements. There are usually several parts to the air filter housings. The first part is the pre-cleaner. It ejects large particles from entering the actual filter chamber.

The next part, inside the body, is typically where you can find two paper filter elements. The large outside filter element is called the “primary element” and does most of the work. It is the element that typically is the filter that requires a frequent change.

Then, inside the primary element there is the “safety” or secondary element. This is a backup in case the large primary element gets damaged and allows any contaminates past it. The safety element catches those contaminates to prevent them proceeding on into the engine and causing damage. If the primary element is serviced regularly and it is not damaged by using compressed air, the safety elements should last a long time.


How Often Should You Replace Your Air Filters?

Since every job site is different, it is recommended that you inspect all the air filters on your rock crusher every day, or after 10 hours of use. Then, it is recommended to replace the air filters when the elements are torn or visibly dirty. Never use compressed air to clean filter elements. When you need new filters, reach out to the manufacturers’ parts departments for the best replacement filters.


Who can I reach out to for more information?

As an operator, it is important that you familiarize yourself with your specific machine’s requirements by thoroughly understanding your owner’s manual. Additionally, knowing who to reach out to, such as Eagle Crusher’s authorized dealers or service department. You can also continue your learning journey by catching up on previous “Service Questions” and coming back for next month’s Service Question with Dakota as he details the preventative maintenance for your rock crusher’s electricals.