FAQ Service – Start of season

  1. Should I fully charge the battery before initial use?
    Yes, this is recommended so that maximum performance is obtained.

  2. Should I fill up with battery water?
    Yes. After the battery is fully charged, refill the battery with water.

  3. Can I use my engo ice resurfacing machine immediately after first filling up the water tank?
    No, fill up the tank beforehand and empty it to remove any dirt (rust film) from the tank.

  4. Can I use optional extras such as the water fountain, Solid Ice, or ice washing as usual after the summer break?
    The same procedure here applies as with the water tank.
    Test and rinse all functions once so that no dirt can get onto the ice.

  5. Should I moisten the wiping cloth with water?
    Yes, the cloth should be completely wet so that it can work properly.

  6. Do I have to bear something in mind when assembling the blade?
    No, it can be attached as usual (be careful and use protection gloves) but be sure that the blade is up and don't forget to set again the 0 point on the ice.

  7. Can I build up ice with the engo ice resurfacing machine?
    Yes, that is possible without any issues.

    There are three options:

    • With the wiping cloth: Lower the conditioner until the cloth touches the ice, then apply water as normal. The screw conveyors do not rotate.
    • With the water fountain: The conditioner remains raised
    • With the Solid Ice water sprying system: Lower the conditioner until it is just above the surface of the ice. Then apply water as normal.
      Tip: If the underlying ice (load-bearing structure) is present, then the conditioner can be lowered.

  8. When building up ice, should tyres without spikes be used?
    If possible, then it is recommended to do so to ensure that there are no imprints from the spikes on the ice. However, it is essential that you drive correspondingly slowly.

  9. What watering system is recommended for building up ice?
    We recommend the state-of-the-art Solid Ice water spraying system. Unlike a conventional cloth, the water is applied via nozzles at high pressure.
    The result is that water freezes quicker and a thick layer of ice is created in a short period of time. It can then fully freeze overnight.


  • Fully charge the battery
  • Top up the battery fluid
  • Fill up, then empty the water tank
  • Test IWS / Solid Ice / Water fountain so that no dirt is transmitted to the ice
  • Completely moisten the cloth
  • Wash the tyres