GUTTER MACHINE INSTALLATION
Check the contents of the shipment and compare them to the shipping package list. Check for any missing or damaged components. Some parts/sub-assemblies may be shipped inside the gutter machine, and must be removed prior to any operation.
Lifting, Moving, and Placement of Gutter Machine
Follow all safety guidelines when conducting any lifting operations. Failure to follow safety rules could result in serious personal injury.
Never attempt to lift, move, or place the gutter machine with spooled coil on the uprights, or coil loaded in top mounted cradles. All installation should be completed without coil stock present/loaded.
A gutter machine is shipped from the factory on skids, or on a crate bottom. The skids and/or crate bottom are normally discarded, and the gutter machine is mounted on new skids or directly to a mounting surface.
To remove the skids/crate, the entry end of the gutter machine may be lifted by the uprights to expose the gutter machines base.
In order to lift and place the gutter machine, the gutter machine should be lifted from the underside of the frame.Because the gutter machines weight is centered near the entry end, the gutter machine does not balance and should not be lifted in its entirety by the uprights.
When using a forklift and lifting from the side of the gutter machine, the forklift should be centered near the exit end of the top motor cover
When using a forklift and lifting from either end of the gutter machine, fork extensions should be used to reach as far as possible under the frame, and a safety chain should be wrapped around the gutter machine and the forks to prevent any tipping.
If a forklift will be used to push the gutter machine, be sure the forks push against a frame member or a frame base rail. Do not push directly against the exit end plate or the side plates.
Again, due to balance problems, the gutter machine is not normally lifted and placed via the uprights.
GUTTER MACHINE INITIAL INSPECTION
INSPECT THE GUTTER MACHINE BEFORE OPERATING
UNPLUG THE GUTTER MACHINE BEFORE REMOVING THE SAFETY COVERS
During transport, parts of any gutter machine may vibrate loose and/or foreign objects may accidentally be directed into the gutter machine.
The operator must remove the safety covers and carefully examine the entire gutter machine before operation.
- no foreign objects are present which could cause damage to gutter machine parts
- all fasteners are tight and in proper position
- drive-train components are lubricated, properly adjusted and ready for operation
- coil stock in gutter machine is clean, free of foreign objects and unobstructed (ONLY APPLIES TO STEEL ROLLED DRIVE TRAIN MACHINES – KNUDSON, WATERTITE AND PANTHER BRANDS).
REPLACE THE SAFETY COVERS PRIOR TO OPERATION OF GUTTER MACHINE
After adjustment or repair, be sure all tools are removed from gutter machine prior to operation.
GUTTER MACHINE WIRING INSTRUCTIONS
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE PROVISIONS WILL RESULT IN MOTOR DAMAGE
Electric Generators (General Information)
Electric motors on gutter machines generally draw about 4000 Watts when starting and can be driven by a 4500-Watt generator. DO NOT TRY RUNNING THE GUTTER MACHINE ON A SMALLER GENERATOR! Damage to both the generator and motor will result. The manufacturer will not be held responsible for such damage.
Use extension cords with at least #12 wire and no longer than 100 feet. Longer extension cords will cause excessive power drops, capable of damaging motor windings unless extremely heavy wire is used. Be sure to use 3-wire extension cords with grounded conductors. Failure to use the correct size extension cords could create a serious shock hazard. TAKE NO CHANCES ON THIS. If in doubt about the wire size in an extension cord, use a larger size.