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Pelican Broom Speed

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:35 am
by Mann
Can anyone tell me what the Main broom speed should be on a '97 Pelican P with engine at 1800 rpm. Broom has suddenly slowed down and wondering if its a motor problem. About 2300 sweeping hours on machine.
Thanks, Brock

Re: Pelican Broom Speed

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:45 pm
by Mann
Pelican P with engine at 1800 RPM

Main Broom No Load 85 RPM
Down to sweep with 4 inch pattern 83 RPM
Gutter broom 100 RPM
Tests done with brand new, new style main motor, and new Tandem Gear Pump

Main Broom speed of 100 RPM with no load and engine at 2250 RPM

Re: Pelican Broom Speed

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:52 am
by Dwan
Looks like you may be the expert on the "P" series so far.
I would think it should be someware around the same as the "S" give or take a few RPM. As long as it keeps spinning under a load enough to flick the dirt onto the convaier and do the job. Have you noticed if it is getting warm/hot when run hard?
I by all means don't know the exact answer you are looking for and do not have access to a "P" series machine but if I did I would try to come up with a compairason for you.
You could give Mr. Gills an e-mail and see if he can find out for you.