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22.
January
2018

Preventive Maintenance Saves Time and Money

The preparation of machines before the new season is an integral part of the winter work of each and every farmer. What tasks to do? How to prevent problems with the machine during the season? What spare parts to have at the farm? Continue reading to find out more.

Machine Maintenance before the New Season

The preparation of machines for the upcoming season is a necessary obligation for each farmer who does not want to lose time with machine repairs during the main season. The basic maintenance items include the following tasks:

Unfolding SWIFTER SE 12000

Unfolding SWIFTER SE 12000

SWIFTER SM 18000 at work

SWIFTER SM 18000 at work


Main Reasons for Basic Maintenance of the Machine before Season

Working with excessively worn working parts can cause excessive load on the machine frame, leading to failure to operate properly and to increased tractive resistance. If a problem with a dispenser is detected in machines with automatic grease dispensers, the dispenser has to be replaced.

Own Inventory Stock

The wear and tear of the working parts during a season can be substantial. Therefore, it is necessary that farmers have their own inventory of spare parts in stock. One of the reasons for your  own spare parts inventory stock is the anticipated level of wear. Another reason is the potential loss of a working part and the necessity to replace the lost piece with a new one as fast as possible in order to be able to operate properly.

Working without the working part wears down the share beams. That may bring higher financial cost than immediate replacement of the lost working part. Everyone who wants to have their technology in a perfect condition can do the maths.

SWIFTER SN 3000

SWIFTER SN 3000

SWIFTER SO 6000 F

SWIFTER SO 6000 F


There is no rule that would say what amount of working parts should be kept in stock. The level of wear depends on the type of processed soil. Farmers’ experience shows that it is convenient to have one full set of working parts to equip the whole machine in stock.

 

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BEDNAR FMT