Preventative Machine Maintenance Reminder

Preventative Machine Maintenance Reminder

Like it or not, winter is just around the corner. Is your farm equipment ready to take on the tough environment?

Perform the below maintenance efforts on your equipment to keep performance high.

Vertical Mixers

  1. Change planetary oil and record on a maintenance schedule
  2. Grease PTO & driveline
  3. Grease wheel bearings
  4. Charge scale battery
  5. Check knives and screw for wear

Manure Handling Equipment

  1. Remove manure build up 
  2. Clean corner wheels and drive unit(s)
  3. Lubricate evenwind as needed
  4. Insulate outdoor drive units
  5. Change home position on shuttlebox scrapers to prevent freezing

Gutter Cleaner

  1. Remove excess manure build up
  2. Lubricate as needed


  1. Clean off the excess build up
  2. Lubricate as needed
  3. Ensure discharge lines are able to drain back into the pit


  1. Remove excess material and build up prior to freezing
  2. Check belts and brushes
  3. Ensure brush comes in contact with the belt

Silo Unloaders

  1. Check/adjust chain tension
  2. Inspect for general wear and tear
  3. If materials are frozen, adjust the feed rate to match amp draw on the motor

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