How to Set Up a Run-Out Stand for an NTM Gutter Machine

Machine accessories & add-ons
Rick Zand|May 30, 2024

Setting up a run-out stand for your NTM gutter machine is a crucial step to ensure smooth and efficient operation. This guide will walk you through the process, emphasizing safety precautions and providing detailed instructions for each step.

Safety First

Before we begin, it’s essential to remember some critical safety guidelines:

  • Always operate the machine with all covers in place. These covers are there to protect you from moving parts.
  • Make sure the shear guard is securely in place when not in use.
  • Keep the lock pin secured when the shear is not in operation.

Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up the Run Out Stand

  1. Removing the Run Out Stand:
    • Carefully detach the run-out stand from the machine.
  2. Opening the Legs:
    • Open the legs of the run-out stand. Be cautious to keep your hands away from pinch points to avoid injury.
    • If you are setting up on an uneven surface, such as a slope or hill, adjust the legs accordingly to ensure the stand is level.
adjusting the height of the stand.
  1. Adjusting the Height:
    • The run out stand has two height settings. For low trailers or areas, start with the lower setting.
    • To raise the stand, loosen the appropriate adjustment knob and extend the stand to the desired height. Tighten the knob to secure the stand in place.
  2. Positioning the Stand:
    • Place the first run-out stand about four to six feet away from the machine.
    • For longer runs, position additional stands approximately every 10 feet. A good rule of thumb is to place them about six to eight feet apart.
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Running Gutter Through the Machine

  1. Setting the Machine:
    • Ensure the machine is in jog mode and forward mode.
    • Locate the start and stop switches. The stop switch functions with the run mode.
    • Use the remote control at the back of the machine for threading.
  2. Threading the Machine:
    • Put the machine in jog mode. Press the green button to start threading, and keep your finger on it until the gutter is threaded through.
    • If you hear any unusual noises or suspect an issue, release the button to stop the machine immediately.
  3. Adjusting the Stand Height:
gutter running through stand

Final Tips

By following these steps and safety precautions, you can ensure a smooth and efficient setup of your run-out stand, leading to better performance and longevity of your NTM gutter machine. Thank you for following along and be sure to check our other content for more helpful tips and instructions.

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