Tips on Maintaining Your Vacuum Truck’s Parts

A vacuum truck is specifically designed to deal with siphoning waste and debris from a sewer to limit the instances of buildup that leads to flooding. That said, a vacuum truck is only as good as the sum of its parts, and since its job relies on efficiency and complete functionality, knowing how to check its parts and properly maintaining these are essential for the machine’s optimum performance.

Since most vacuum trucks suck out sewage debris, one way of preventing unwanted malfunctions is to duly empty the vats in a safe containment area after a day’s work. The hoses and pipes should also be inspected and cleaned accordingly, as any residual buildup within these can severely hinder the vacuum’s performance. That said, it also pays to monitor the fluid and lubrication levels of the hydraulic tank and blower; if it is observed that there is a drastic loss of fluid for these instruments, it could mean that there is a possible leak. In such cases, it’s best to consult professional technicians to address the issue.

When it comes to seasonal storage, the best practice would be to steam-clean the truck’s body and air chamber, and calibrate all the other components at least once a month. Applying paint or primer also improved the parts’ longevity as well as resistance against corrosion and other forms of wear and tear.

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