Weekly Intake: A Water Intake Systems Blog

7 Intake parts to have on hand

By Michael Stock

We all know what a hassle it can be when a carrier chain breaks or a basket's mesh has to be replaced. It's even more of a hassle when you have to order a part and wait for it to arrive before maintenance can be done. Avoid these headaches by always having a few spare water intake system parts on hand.

While keeping spare parts on hand does require some upfront investment, in some cases it can be cheaper than having an extended period of machine downtime.

We asked our intake experts what parts should always be kept on hand in case of emergency. Here are their suggestions:


What Water Intake system parts do you need?


Part to haveQuantity to have on hand
Spray nozzles 2 nozzles
Main carrier chain 10 ft. of each (left and right)
Drive chain 1 strand
Tooth inserts 6 inserts (enough for one head sprocket)
Baskets (with mesh installed) 4 baskets
Mesh screen inserts 4 inserts
Non-metallic seal plates 8 plates


Need to order any of these parts? Visit our OEM parts page or contact one of our sales representatives.

And download our Intake System Maintenance Checklist for tips to keep your intake system running at optimum performance!


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