Farm Equipment Maintenance
Jan 06, 2020
Now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of winter downtime and perform farm equipment maintenance. By performing maintenance work and repairs now, you’ll feel less rushed come springtime. Here are 10 tips to follow:
- Grease all fittings
- Check fluid in gear boxes
- Slip clutch discs on PTO shaft (if equipped with slip clutch, then reset to correct tightness)
- Check belt tightness to correct tension
- Check for cracks in belts; they may need to be replaced
- Repack hub bearing if low or if grease is dried out
- Check condition of rake, tedder and baler teeth
- Check cutting blades for cracks and oversized holes; worn blades may need to be replaced
- Check batteries
- Check for excessive equipment wear
The spookiest season of the year is near and with the fall harvest comes pumpkins galore!
Fall may be the best season for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice candles, but for homeowners, it is also the perfect time of year to knock out that “honey-do” list!
Fall is breeding season for deer, which means they have a higher demand for energy. In the winter, natural forage becomes more scarce and icy grounds can limit the deer’s ability to naturally browse. Making feed easily accessible to deer during fall and winter keeps them healthy and bridges the gap between winter and spring.