Next time you are operating a Vac2Go vacuum truck, here are some tips to help keep your working environment safe, efficient, and accident free.
- Start and run the vacuum truck for about 20 minutes to warm the system up.
- Always use a vacuum nozzle at the working end of the hose.
- Keep your hands and any loose objects away from the open end of the hose. Never hold the open end of the hose with your hand.
- Never use your foot or hand to guide debris/material into the open end of the nozzle of hose.
- If any objects or materials become stuck at the open end of the hose, do not attempt to remove them while the system is operating.
- If any objects or materials become stuck at the open end of the hose, open the vacuum relief valves and reduce the RPM before attempting to dislodge anything from the hose.
- In order to maximize the vacuum truck performance, start the vacuum at a lower vacuum level and make sure that the nozzle is not buried in the material. In order to suck material and properly move it through the vacuum truck, proper air flow is required.
- If the initial vacuum is not powerful enough, slowly begin to increase the RPM to increase the vacuum power and flow of material.
- Make sure that any loose jewelry, clothing, or hair is properly secured before working with the vacuum truck or operating the open end of the hose.
- The more hose you use, the less efficient the vacuum will be. Only use as much hose as needed. Eliminate any unnecessary hose length to maximize your efficiency.
- The most efficient vacuum comes from a short, straight line of hose. Try to eliminate any bends/turns/breaks in the hose to maximize your vacuum efficiency.
- Always inspect the vacuum truck, the working condition or all safety devices, and the area around you before starting the truck and operating the unit.
- Be aware of all safety instructions, warning labels, and other markings on the unit before beginning vacuum truck operations. Use all necessary safety clothing, including but not limited to; ear plugs, safety glasses, hard hat, and proper gloves.
- During vacuum truck operation, the blower, silencer, and other parts of the vehicle will become hot during operation. Make sure you and your crew are aware of these “hot spots” when operating the vacuum truck.
Follow these Vacuum Truck Tips to help keep your working environment safe, efficient, and accident free!
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