Hose Roller – Gas
Small Engine Equipment
Storage and Shelf Life Checks:
Storage and Shelf Life Procedure:
Date Last Tested (DLT) not to exceed 12 months.
Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria
- Visually inspect for evidence of use (dust, oil, starter seal broken), damage or missing parts.
- Return to stock if there is no sign of use or damage and date last tested (DLT) does not exceed 12 months.
- Refurbish as necessary if unit has been used or fueled, damaged, or shelf life is exceeded.
- Dispose of the unit if it is not economically repairable.
- Remove dirt and oil, using detergent or degreaser as necessary.
- Use pressure washer to remove heavy deposits of oil and grease.
- Equipment should be repaired and tested as quickly as possible after pressure washing to minimize rust formation on metal parts.
- Check condition of engine oil, spark plug and air filter; clean or replace as necessary.
- Inspect power-head (engine) for freeness of all moving parts, ensuring that the crankshaft, piston/cylinder and all engine bearings are not damaged.
- Check for loose and/or missing parts or mounting hardware; tighten or replace as needed.
- Inspect exhaust system; make sure there are no cracks or leaks.
- Clean spark arrestor of excess carbon build up, replace screen if damaged.
- Ensure all safety equipment (warning labels, metal screening, guards and shields) are in place and functioning properly.
- Check for and repair (weld) any cracks in frame structure.
- Lubricate bearings on pulley shafts and wheel bearing.
- Inflate tires to proper pressure if equipped with pneumatic tires.
C. Test for Performance
- Refer to the owner’s manual for operations and specifications information specific to engine/roller model.
- Ensure gasoline is fresh prior to starting the engine. Use a fuel stabilizer in fuel during testing to help ensure proper operation of engine at post storage start up.
- Ensure recoil starter functions properly. Check for damage or fraying of pull cord; repair or replace as necessary.
- Engine should start easily, run smoothly, be free from leaks (oil/fuel), and provide sufficient power to the hose rolling wheels.
- Ensure engine operational controls are functioning properly; stop switch, throttle and choke.
- Rolling wheels/pins should turn without v-belt slippage when foot pedals are depressed and should be easily stopped when foot pedals are released.
- Test roller under a load by means of rolling lengths of hose.
- Should any function fail a test, refer to the manufacturer’s repair manual and troubleshooting guide to correct the problem.
- Remove all gasoline from fuel tank and run engine until carburetor is completely empty of fuel.
- Use nylon “zip-tie” to tie off (seal) starter rope to the frame.
- Attach certification tag that indicates date last tested (DLT), property #, and name of individual certifying performance.
- Ensure that all identification (property #, serial #, owner ID) is affixed and legible.
- Attach a current “Hose Rolling” Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) to the frame.
NFES Cache Memo No. 09-01
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