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WhereProftabilityAndSustainabilityMeetOhiosDependableDealerTenminutesbeforethestartofthedayor10minutesattheendofthedayisallittakes.AaronDunhamServiceTechnicianColumbusEquipmentCompanyCleaningthedrumdailytoremovematerialbuildupextendsthelifeofascreenandimprovesitsperformance.Tenminutesbeforethestartofthedayor10minutesattheendofthedayisallittakestocleanthedrumandmakesurethereisnobuildupsaidCincinnati-basedservicetechnicianAaronDunham.Buildupismostproblematicwhenthemachineishandlingwetmaterialorinthewinterwhensnowfreezestothedrumandmaterialcanthenattachtoit.Asthebuildupcontinuesitaddsweightcausingheavyspotsonthedrum.Theimbalancecreatedbytheseheavyspotscangenerateincreasedmechanicaldemandsonthemachine.UnlikemostKomptechscreensoperatewithelectricalmotorsdesignedtoworkataspecicamperage.Ifthescreenbecomesoverloadedduetobuildupfromlackofcleaningorimproperlyadjustedbrushesitwillnotifyyouandshutdowntopreventdamageorwear.Althoughthisprotectsthemachineitstillcausesdowntimethatcanbeavoided.Additionallyacloggedscreendoesnotperformeffectivelyandproductconsistencywillsuffer.Cleaningthedrumdoesntrequireexpertiseorfancyequipment.Justletthemachinerunforafewminuteswithoutfeedinganythingintoittoletitclearoutwhatitcanonitsown.Thenuseashovelorotherhandtooltodigoutanymaterialyoucansee.ItsalsoimportanttocheckyourbrushdepthwhichcaneasilybeadjustedviathecontrolpanelonthegroundasontheCribus2800forexample.Brushesshouldprotrudethroughscreenholesbyapproximatelyonequarterofaninchmoreandthebrushescanbecomebent...lessandtheywontdislodgetheunwantedmaterial.JammedScreensStickyPerformanceASWEETSOLUTIONISJUSTABRUSHAWAYAaronDunhamwithColumbusEquipmentsCincinnatibranchhasnineyearsofexperienceandspecializesinenvironmentalequipment.Heismarriedandenjoysracinggo-kartsanddirtbikes.