Agriculture is labor intensive work. It was only natural for us to produce farm implements to increase efficiency. The earliest farm implements were little more than sticks and stones. Now, farming equipment has evolved to ploughs, tractors, combine harvesters and more. This equipment has transformed modern agriculture increasing output and quality of goods. Today, any large scale farm cannot function without the basic farm implements and equipment. Therefore, equipment maintenance has also become a part of every farmer’s duties. Here are some tips to keep farm implements and equipment in shape.
Clean them regularly
Farm implements and equipment are used to plough, till, thresh, reap, and turn soil or grain. Mud, snow and other debris can clog the moving parts of equipment. Therefore, equipment efficiency is affected which costs time and money. Tractor tyres, air filters, and implement surfaces should be cleaned regularly. Also, farmers who wield their own implements need to clean it beforehand. This ensures that impurities do not affect the welding equipment.
Farm equipment is prone to wear and tear as they work in harsh environments. You should perform regular inspections to see if any part needs replacing or fixing. Lubricate internal parts regularly to ensure there is reduced friction. Worn out tyres, broken taillights, and exhaust fluid should be replaced.
Some farmers like to fix their own implements. An experienced farmer has his own welding equipment to fix broken implements. Welding equipment should be properly used and maintained. The manufacturer’s manual helps a lot in welding equipment maintenance. The oil, oil filter, air filter, and spark plugs should be periodically replaced. Dirt that collects inside a welder should be blown off once every year.
Farm equipment has become more complex over the years. Tractors and combine harvesters experience technical issues that a farmer cannot always fix. Regular maintenance checkups go a long way in ensuring this equipment lasts longer. Don’t spend additional money for repair costs on equipment that costs hundreds of dollars.
Rust formation can render farm implements and equipment useless. The protective coating on these implements and equipment can wear off over time. Keep rust preventative coating at hand to avoid implements and equipment from succumbing to rust.
Every successful farmer knows that it pays to keep farm equipment and implements well maintained. Farmers that do not do so pay the price in repair costs or equipment replacement. Fresh farmers looking to buy modern agriculture equipment should browse our inventory at Heavy Duty Direct.
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