EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE GUIDE
While very little maintenance is required, it is important that someone is responsible for regular inspections of the equipment. Generally, it is a matter of checking the locking nuts and bolts. Should any equipment failure be evident, these issues will be covered by the Warranty Information.
The OUTDOOR-FITNESS, Inc. equipment is steel, covered in a state-of-the-art, high-tech durable powder coating. The high-tech powder coating process that is used to cover the steel is a quality pure polyester powder prepared for electro-static application. It is the same anti-rust technique that is used in automobile and watercraft manufacturing.
The equipment does require very minimal maintenance, but, please remember, the equipment should be looked after, and not neglected or treated poorly, for optimal function and resiliency. Regular inspection and care, such as correctly positioning sprinkler heads, will add to the durability and life of the equipment. For optimal results, maintain the paint surface much like an automobile or vehicle paint surface. Waxing the paint surface (much like the paint job of a car) and using WD-40 in the moving joints on a regular basis can help to increase the life of the equipment.
PROTECT AND PRESERVE YOUR FITNESS INVESTMENT
By creating an effective maintenance plan for your fitness area, you can maximize the lifespan and safety of your equipment. Many routine maintenance tasks are custodial in nature, and can be performed on a regular basis. Here are some basic maintenance fundamentals for you to consider as you plan your OUTDOOR-FITNESS, Inc., or any publicly or privately used fitness area:
- Pick up litter.
- Sweep walkways, trails or other areas that are frequently used.
- Check potential wear points and mechanisms with movement on the equipment.
- Inspect and tighten hardware connections when needed.
- Check for any damage caused to the equipment by external elements.
- Level and/or replace displaced loose-fill surfacing around equipment when needed.
- Loosen and smooth any compacted surfacing so that it remains even and easy for users to move around the equipment.
Additionally, preventative maintenance tasks can be performed to increase the life of your equipment. These tasks done over time, will minimize wear due to age, usage, and the environment.
- Apply touch up the paint on high-traffic equipment that's been scratched, scraped or may be showing signs of environmental damage such as rust.
- Inspect moving parts, nuts, bolts and hardware connections.
- Correctly positioning sprinkler heads and area water flow can add years, if not decades, to the life of your equipment.