Surge Bin Tear Down Procedures
(See Figures 2-8, 2-9, 2-10 and 2-11)
Ensure all aggregate mix has been removed from the slat conveyor,
surge bin and batcher.
Using a crane, tilt the bypass chute into the transport position and install
the bolt in the bottom of the chute.
Remove the bolts holding the top section of the chute and lower this into
the transport position on the platform. Bolt for transport.
Remove feed hopper onto the rear of the main chassis for transport.
Start the surge bin hydraulic system.
Remove the four corner pins holding the hopper in the operating position
(extend the hydraulic cylinders slightly to remove the weight off the pins).
Lower the bin by operating the center and right control valve levers
simultaneously. Carefully observe the cylinder retraction to ensure that
the bin is lowering equally at all four corners.
When the bin has been lowered to the transport position, reinsert the four
Open the front and rear bin doors.
Remove the platform handrail and store for transport.
Remove the conveyor handrail sections that must be removed for
transport (at the head end and where the conveyor steps fold.)
Fold the conveyor steps and bolt for transport.
Remove the top pins from the upper telescoping conveyor support
Remove the two conveyor support pins from their location at the rear of
the chassis (use the conveyor hydraulic lift cylinders to remove the
pressure on these pins).
Use the left side hydraulic control lever and retract the conveyor lift
cylinders by pushing the lever.
The conveyor will slowly pivot around its support and lower into the
transport position. (Closely observe movement of conveyor to ensure
nothing obstructs the operation.)
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