Tuesday, October 23, 2018

22 Post-Harvest Maintenance Tips

Post harvest tractor and combine maintenance tips

Post-Harvest Maintenance Tips

The goal of post-harvest maintenance is to prepare equipment for the next usage, whether that is next month, next spring or next fall. Without a proper inspection after fall use, farmers will likely have to spend more time and resources fixing equipment later – time that could be spent in the field.

1. Clean tractor exterior and interior. Start with an air compressor to blow away dirt and crop debris inside and out. This helps remove unwanted seeds that can transfer to other fields where they don’t belong. Also, debris attracts rodents that can damage electrical components. Follow up with a pressure wash to remove stubborn dirt and grime. Then wax to restore paint shine and provide protection from UV rays and chemical residues.

2. Touch up scratches and bare spots with tractor paint from All States Ag Parts.

3. Clean the radiator, condensers, and coolers with compressed air and water. Always blow the opposite direction of air travel to remove dirt and debris. An 1/8” of grime can act like 2” of insulation when it comes to keeping cast iron parts cool.

4. Take care of the interior. Increase comfort and reduce fatigue by replacing or repairing worn seats. Also repair or replace damaged upholstery panels in the cab to insulate and reduce noise. All States Ag Parts carries a nice selection of cab upholstery kits as well as a huge selection of seats.

5. Check weather stripping around doors and windows to ensure a snug fit. These help improve climate control, and help prevent dust and chemical vapors from entering the cab.

6. Changing oil and filters prior to storage will prepare equipment for the next season.

7. Lubricate all grease fittings and exposed metal surfaces that slide in and out of seals to prevent rust and corrosion.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Salvage Equipment Arrivals for Week of June 25, 2018

Salvage Arrivals for the  Week of June 25, 2018
Call 877-530-4430 today for the best selection of used tractor parts!

All States Ag Parts salvages more ag equipment than anyone in the country. The units listed below were brought in the week of June 25 and are available for parts. We stock tractor parts, combine parts, planter parts, hay equipment parts, skid steer parts and much more. All of our parts have a one-year warranty, including used parts.
If you don't see your equipment on this list, give us a call at 877-530-4430. We've been salvaging ag equipment for 20 years and probably have your part. 

Hay Equipment
Gehl 2175 Mower Conditioner
Hesston 1340 Mower Conditioner
International 830 Forage Harvester
New Holland 114 Swather
New Holland 1118 Swather
New Holland 273 Baler
New Idea 456 Baler

John Deere 612C Header


John Deere 7000

Skid Steer Loaders

Bobcat 700
Case 1835B
Gehl 4610
John Deere 240
John Deere 4475
John Deere 7775
New Holland L785


Allis Chalmers 7010
Allis Chalmers D15
Allis Chalmers G
Allis Chalmers WC
Bobcat CT225
Case 2094
Case IH Steiger 550
Ford 1710
Ford 3415
Ford 9N
International 460
International 560
International 656
International B275
John Deere 350
John Deere 4450
John Deere 5520
John Deere 9230
Kioti LK2554
Kubota L295

Massey Ferguson 255

Call 877-530-4430 today for the best selection of used tractor and combine parts!

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#usedindustrialequipmentparts, #usedplanterparts, #usedskidsteerparts

Increase your Yields with Kondex KX7 Concaves

Improved Productivity 
KX7 concaves improve your productivity by increasing your combine’s capacity. 
Our MaxThresh™ and MaxRound™ box inserts feature angled threshing and 
separation bars to meet the crop head on. Compared to traditional concaves, 
these features improve harvest capacity without compromising the grain sample
or rotor loss. 
Greater Customization  
No one knows your crops, fields, or environment quite like you, which is why
KX7 concaves allow you to customize the configuration of your threshing
cylinder with our MaxThresh™ and MaxRound™ box inserts. This flexibility
gives you control of your harvest, while our smaller width frames give you
twice as many customization options. 
Precision Product 
KX7 concaves are American made and robotically manufactured to exceed
OEM quality standards. Our welds are individually inspected by AWS
(American Welding Society) qualified welders, while visual and robotic testing
ensures product consistency and dimensional tolerances are met. By heat
treating KX7’s MaxThresh™ and MaxRound™ bars, you’ll also benefit from a l
onger lasting product. 
Extended Wear  
KX7 MaxThreshTM box inserts feature our proprietary TungstrongTM wear
coating that is metallurgically bonded to the threshing bars. Lab testing shows
these concave assemblies hold a three-time improvement in wear reduction
over traditional concaves.

See our line of Kondex KX7 Concaves Here.
Better Performance
Easier Installation
After a season of harvesting with KX7 concaves, Blake shares his intent to upgrade his entire custom harvesting operation to use KX7.
Success in Soybeans
Harvesting several thousand acres of soybeans, KX7 concaves were found to have 15-20% better capacity over traditional concaves in harder to thresh conditions.

12-Point Pre-Harvest Combine Maintenance Checklist

Fall harvest is around the corner. Before you hit the field, give your combine a once-over with this 12-point checklist.
  • Clean the machine of dust and dirt for better operation, and to help spot wear and potential problems.
  • Attach headers to combine and make sure they work, checking height and contour controls.
  • On the grain table header, inspect sickle blades and guards, and inspect teeth in augers and reel.
  • On the corn head, inspect gathering chains, and sprockets, and adjust width of stripper plates. Check and adjust drive chains. Remember: Row-unit gearboxes operate as mini-transmissions and need to be checked once a year. Refill with grease or oil depending on age and brand of corn head.
  • Check all belts for wear and replace as needed.
  • Check all chains and bearings for wear; replace chains that can’t be adjusted or tensioned correctly.
  • For axial combines, inspect rotor and concave, checking wires for damage and bars for wear.
  • Check unloading system auger. If edges are sharp like a razor blade, replace.
  • Perform service checks: engine oil, fuel filter, air cleaner, and hydraulic oil.
  • Grease all points per operator’s manual. If a fitting doesn’t take grease, stop and find out why.
  • Safety first … and last. Inspect all lights, flashers and reflectors for travel by road.
  • Call All States Ag Parts at 877-530-4430 for all your tractor and combine parts needs. We have the largest inventory of used combine parts in the country and have greatly expanded our new and rebuilt combine parts selection.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Check out this International 464 Tractor Brought Back to life After a Barn Fire

International 464 is Brought Back to Life After Barn Fire

All States Ag Parts is giving Jim B. a "high five" for his efforts in restoring this International 464 after a barn fire nearly destroyed the tractor. 

Jim did an incredible job of restoring this tractor. The All States Ag Parts crew at our Bridgeport, NE location are proud to have contributed most of the International 464 parts used to complete the restoration.

We've posted some before and after photos of this now beautiful tractor.