The gate pivots on two pins, one on either side of the batcher Support the gate so that these two pins can be
Remove the cotter pin installed into the hopper gate pivot pin. Remove the hopper gate pivot pin. Repeat this for
the other side. The gate can be removed.
The limit switch can be removed by removing the fasteners holding it. Open the box and mark the wires.
Disconnect the electrical wire from the terminal.
Repeat this process for the other gate.
Clean all components so that they can be Inspected.
Inspect the gates and all pins for wear. Repair worn parts or replace as required.
Inspect the lugs that the air cylinder devises pin to on the gate. These holes may be elongated or damaged.
Repair or replace the lugs if necessary
Check the gate pivot pin brackets on each side of the bin. If the holes are damaged, repair as necessary.
5. Clean the external parts of the air cylinders. Disassemble the cylinder according to the instructions in Section 3-4-
Inspect the limit switch levers for wear. Replace as necessary.
Test the heating elements and thermostats and replace if necessary.
Complete this procedure for one gate and then repeat for the second. Install a gate. Place the gate pivot pin into
the hopper gate support member. Position the pin so that the tab prevents the pin from turning Install the cotter
pin into the pivot pin and lock in place. Repeat this for the other side of the gate.
Install the limit switch onto the mount on the hopper gate support member. Connect the wiring to the limit switch.
Test the limit switch lever to determine if it is in the correct position. The lever must click over when the gate is In
the closed position. (The switch is spring loaded and returns to the neutral position when the gate is open. When
contact within the limit switch is made, caused by the movement of the lever, the switch will click.) If this does not
happen on this switch, adjust the limit switch activator arm.