Showing posts from July, 2019

Safety on Farms

Saftey on Farms Safety on farms is vital in maintaining a successful environment. Children often frequent family-run farms, so many safety rules must be set up from the start. We have compiled a list of safety reminders for all farms; from the Midwest to the Southern Highlands of Australia, every farm needs these reminders. Use this as a reminder that no matter how many times you've driven a tractor or used a baler, that it takes one day of carelessness, one day of throwing safety precautions to the side for there to be a tragic accident. When using equipment, remain aware. It’s early, you're exhausted because, well you run a farm. But if you're exhausted, this isn't the time to be on a piece of equipment. Wake up first, rest if you have to. Being drowsy at the wheel of any machine is a bad idea. If you wouldn’t step behind a car in that state, don't step behind a piece of farm equipment. Rogue parts lying on the ground like a skid steer part, tra

Pre Harvest Combine 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 are operational, 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