Take the woe out of winterizing with F.A.R.M.S.! The five easy-to-remember steps, outlined below, are critical to protecting your equipment until next spring.
Fill Tanks – Protect valuable equipment from condensation damage – top off fuel and hydraulic oil tanks before storing equipment for the winter.
Adequately Lubricate – Follow your manufacturer’s instructions to properly lubricate farm equipment prior to winter.
Repair Damage – Prevent delays in the spring – repair damaged or malfunctioning equipment now.
Maintain and Clean – Perform preventative maintenance and clean equipment prior to storing for the season.
Store Equipment – Take extra steps to protect your investment. Cover any electronics that may be exposed to sunlight, and consider a water-resistant coating to prevent premature rusting.
Taking the F.A.R.M.S. precautions in early winter can save you headaches, time, and money. Refer to your Patz Operator’s Manuals for specific care instructions and storage procedures for your equipment.
- Dvorak, Keith. “Winterize equipment with FARMS.” Progressive Forage Grower.