Top 7 Tips For Winterizing Farm Equipment

Oct 14, 2019


The end of harvest season will be approaching in the not-too-distant future, and with it will come the time to give your farm machinery the break it needs. But before storing your equipment, it needs to be properly prepared for winter’s chill.
Here are the Top 7 tips from TFC’s Farm Equipment Department for winterizing your valuable machinery:
  1. Clean equipment thoroughly, inside and out, of dirt and debris when finished with the harvest season.
  2. Grease or oil parts to keep them lubricated until next usage.
  3. Drain sprayers of water from lines, filters, and pumps to keep from freezing over the winter.
  4. Add RV antifreeze to help keep excess moisture from freezing.
  5. Clean spreader and oil if used in fertilizer to keep from rusting.
  6. Check air pressure in tires to prevent flat spots while storing.
  7. Make a list of repair parts needed. Co-op offers repair parts for the equipment we sell.
Properly winterizing equipment will not only cut down on headaches for next year, but it will also increase the life and resale value of your equipment in the future. For advice and products related to winterization, visit with the friendly professionals at your local Co-op.
 

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