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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.
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 unexpected accidents.
Where to Start…
Before beginning maintenance work, shut off the engine and wait until all moving parts have come to a halt.
Begin by inspecting the discs, looking for signs of cracks and nicks. Also, make sure that the cutting edges are still sharp. Otherwise, the performance of the disc harrow will suffer.
If you are replacing parts like the disc harrow bearing assembly, use parts that conform to the specifications recommended by the manufacturer.
After all maintenance work has been performed, tighten up the nuts, bolts and screws and put the safety guards back into position. Return all the tools and equipment you have used to their proper storage areas.
Cleaning and storing your disc harrow
Make it a habit to clean your disc harrow after each use. Remove dirt and debris that have clung on to the equipment.
Prior to storage, give your disc harrow a once over, look for signs of wear and/or damage and make the necessary maintenance/repairs.
If you need to store your disc harrow for an extended period of time, it is highly recommended that you clean it with a low-pressure water spray.
If you notice areas where the paint is missing, sand down those areas and apply a fresh coat of paint to keep rust at bay. You can get a large variety of paint colors at All States Ag Parts.
Cleans discs prior to extended storage.
Ideally, store the equipment in an area with minimal human and/or animal activity. You can use a tarpaulin to protect your disc harrow. As for the blades these are best kept on a resting board away from the soil.
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.
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 are opperational, checking height and contour controls.On the grain table header, inspect sickle blades and guards, inspect teeth in augers and reel.On the corn head, inspect gathering chains and sprockets, adjust the 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 r…
To achieve the most successful and profitable season possible, doing a preseason check up on your hay baler just as you would do on your car, allows you to find any issues before hay-day actually comes.
When the hay season is on the horizon, about three to six weeks from the date you will pull the machine out to begin work, start work on this checklist. (We have included a checklist worksheet at the bottom of this article to help) When starting your preseason check, begin with the tire pressure; your machine won’t be going anywhere without functioning tires. Check the tire pressure of all tires and make sure the tires aren't excessively worn down.
Check belt and chain tension on your baler and make sure that everything is pulling smoothly. While you're there, oil all of those chains.
Check all lubrication points and add any needed lubrication to those spots to ensure a well-oiled machine.
The toolbox on your machine has some vital tools for the suc…