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How to Winterize Your HXX

November 12, 2019

 

How to Winterize Your HXX

Proper winterization of your HXX Hydro Excavator is essential to prevent damage that can be caused by frozen water

 

Here are a few additional tips to help you avoid ice damage:
  • Verify that water flows when valves or plugs are opened. Ensure that ice has not plugged drain lines, valves or drain plugs.
  • Leave all drain plugs open to keep residual tank water from the tanks from migrating to the system during transport.
  • Leave all valves open, Y-strainers out and drain plugs out when the unit will sit overnight or longer. This will allow residual water to drain.
  • If the unit cannot be properly drained, move the unit to a warm area and allow the water system to completely drain.
  • Never operate water pumps if the system is frozen.
  • Call us at (800) 832-6417 with any questions. We can walk your operators through proper winterization procedures.
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