QUICK SETUP INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED PHOTO INSTRUCTIONS
Connect tow cable to the back using two shackles with sufficient rating for work at hand.
For ROWD sleds without the front tow plate, connect tow cable with shackles with sufficient rating for work at hand.
NOTE: Sleds equipped with tow plate and hook do not need a cable on the front.
Insert back gate panel into stake pockets. Then insert side panels into stake pockets & pin in corners. Secure pins with hitch pin.
NOTE: Side panels have location marked on the top corner by the pin ear.
Open two gate panels on one side to access the inside of the ROWD sled. Install a single bottom row of straw bales on three sides and add filter fabric across the base of the sled and over the row of straw bales.
NOTE: Filter fabric or geotech can be used.
Insert inner ring panels to secure filter material in place. Pin corners and secure with a hitch pin.
NOTE: Inner ring panels set on top of the filter fabric liner.
The complete bottom row of bales on the side with open gates, folding filter fabric over the top when complete. Close gates.
NOTE: At this time, the inner and outer rings should be in place with a single row of straw bales around the perimeter, and filter fabric under the inner rind and over the bottom row of bales.
Install top row of straw bales above filter fabric and bottom row of bales. Unit is now ready for a filter bag.
Put filter bag remover in center of inner ring and lay filter bag on top of filter bag remover.
Put piping inlet on ROWD and connect hose to filter bag.
NOTE: Make sure filter bag is securely connected to hose.
Periodically monitor while pumping.
Replace straw bales, filter bag and filter fabric as needed.
To replace bales, remove used filter bag, unpin inner panels, pull out top row of bales, then inner panels, then filter fabric and then pull out lower row of bales. Repeat steps 3-9.
- Use filter fabric to line structure instead of geotech; filter fabric has improved filter capabilities and flow rates over geotech.
- Geotech or filter fabric can be precut to 12 feet x 24 feet for a standard ROWD sled.
- The largest optional filter bag is 4.5 feet x 16 feet for a standard-size ROWD sled.
- Remove the old filter bag before installing a new filter bag.
- Using filter fabric instead of geotech allows water to filter through both the lower row and top row of bales. This is important on uneven ground.
- Make sure the bag to hose connection is tight and sturdy.
- In the event problems are identified with the pump, structure or downstream of the structure, cease pumping and make adjustments.
- The two inlets are not for hooking up two pumps to one filter bag.
- Hang extra hose clamps, screwdriver or wrench on the railing to connect filter bag.
- Extra filter bags can be bagged and tied to the back of ROWD sled.
- Mulch topsoil or right-of-way with spent bales to reduce waste.