The Importance of Optimizing Your Portable Plant’s Hydraulic Lift and Leveling System

Oct 9, 2020

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Portable crushing and screening plants, like the equipment that Eagle Crusher manufactures, are powerful machines that rely on being properly configured to operate efficiently.

Beyond impactors, jaws, screens, and conveyors, a portable plant’s hydraulic lift and leveling system is an important component of the machine that can have substantial effects on its performance.

The Importance of Optimizing Your Portable Plant's Hydraulic Lift and Leveling System

Foremost, when a portable plant moves to a new location, the ground on which its hydraulic run-on legs stand should be level and solid. An unlevel plant can result in several issues including material favoring one side, negatively impacting production, uneven conveyor wear, excessive loads on bearings, oil leaks and more. Just as well, unstable terrain can cause the portable plant to shift, exacerbating these issues.

Once the terrain has been assessed and the portable plant has been installed, here are a few ways you can care for your hydraulic lift and leveling system to ensure your equipment continues operating smoothly.

When extending the hydraulic run-on legs to support the portable plant, ensure the area below the legs’ base plates are clear from larger rocks or concrete debris. The base plates can accommodate slight irregularities in terrain, but any extreme discrepancy could potentially damage its attachment parts, resulting in more difficult repairs.

Furthermore, when the support pins have been inserted into the hydraulic run-on legs, it is important to seal the remaining pin openings with the provided plastic plugs to guard against dirt and dust particles from entering. Buildup over long periods can interfere with the regular performance of the hydraulic legs and can result in unnecessary repair and replacement costs.

Whenever a portable plant is being relocated, lifted, and leveled, it is critical to inspect the condition of each hydraulic run-on leg before use. Performing a routine inspection will ensure that any issues can be resolved before incurring unnecessary costs.

For example, with the winter season approaching, it is a common issue to find the hydraulic legs’ base plates frozen to the terrain. Retracting the legs in this condition could damage the base plates and interfere with operations.

In addition to checking the legs before every use, it can be valuable to schedule regular inspections and servicing of the hydraulic lift and leveling system by a certified team member to ensure that the legs remain in excellent condition.

It is important to refer to your plant’s operating manual for model-specific requirements for setup and maintenance of the hydraulic legs.

For more information on how you can care for your portable plant’s hydraulic lift and leveling system, contact our Eagle Crusher service department to speak with a Team Eagle representative.

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