Showing posts from March, 2019

Planning Your Farm Maintenance

Farm Equipment Maintenance Schedules Parts of this post are re-printed from Farm Bureau Financial Services . When it comes to your farm or ranch operation, your equipment is one of your largest investments. Regular farm or ranch maintenance may be the best way to keep your equipment up and running. Using the slower winter months for chores is an ideal time to perform the routine maintenance your equipment needs. Use this schedule to make sure you stay ahead of maintenance on the farm or ranch, so your equipment is in optimal condition before planting begins in the spring. Farm or Ranch Pre-Planting Maintenance Before beginning the season, do a thorough inspection of your farm equipment where you look for signs of wear with belts, chains, hoses and other moving parts. Take the time to replace if parts are worn – don’t wait until they break as it could cause harm to the motor. Loose fasteners can cause damage to thread parts, linkages and bushings, so it’s important to replace

Maintaining Your Disc Harrow

Proper maintenance of farming equipment ensures maximum productivity while minimizing downtime and unforseen incidents. But safety and productivity do not come as a stroke of luck. A keen understanding of each piece of equipment, plus proper and timely maintenance, are of utmost importance if you wish to achieve the goals of productivity and safety. If you own a disc harrow, here are a few important things to remember. Regular maintenance Check your disc harrows on a regular basis. If you are performing maintenance work on your disc harrow for the first time, be sure to consult the owner’s manual first. Ideally, the work area should be clean and dry. Make sure that the electrical outlets in the service area are working properly. The work area should also have ample lighting and more if needed. The ideal service area should also have enough ventilation. Under no circumstance should you operate the equipment in a closed structure. Keep a first aid kit nearby for unexpec