Listen to your equipment
By Mark van der Feyst
Mechanical pieces of equipment such as the rotary saw, vent saw, hydraulic pump and positive pressure fan need to be checked and started on a daily basis to ensure that they are good to go when needed.
When they are started, let them idle for about five minutes to allow the to engine warm up and burn off carbon build up. It also allows you to listen to the engine and other moving parts to ensure that everything sounds as it should.
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