Gold Mining Equipment Maintenance 101
Here are 3 simple steps to help maintain your wash plant:
1. Make Sure the Bolts are Tight
First, when using a vibrating screen gold wash plant you must make sure your bolts are tight. The majority of the bolts on our machines are 3/4" grade 8. We only use premium grade 8 hardware on our wash plants which require a torque spec to 282 ft/lbs. These are top lock nuts on lock washers which offer the best security when high vibration is occurring.
2. Grease Bearings Daily
Second, Make sure the bearings are greased daily. Due to the extreme environment, your wash plant is in, it is important to only use bearings that are able to be greased. No sealed bearings on our wash plants. Only 100% easy to access, serviceable, American made bearings are in use on our wash plants.
3. Change Oils
Third, our wash plants are all direct hydraulic drive. No belts, transmissions or generators are required to run the wash plant. All gold watch project gold wash plants are self-contained direct drive hydraulically driven wash plants which means less maintenance or chance of equipment failure on your mining site. But you will need to change the hydraulic oil and engine oils. This timing will depend on which model you have and what environment you mine in.