Friday, August 26, 2016
Today, the combines are getting prepared for #harvest16. The C-IH 8230 and the JD S680 are spending time in the shop. Well, we really got started with the JD yesterday evening. Each machine will get a thorough inspection, and lubrication. Even the windows will be washed. But the engine oil will not be changed now, because it is about 100 hours away from requiring that on each combine. This is one of the final steps in getting ready for harvest.
Here are some photos of what’s happening:
The guys also prepared the grain cart for fall work. We use a Demco 1350 cart. They made the initial adjustments on the undercarriage and tracks, and installed the rearview camera. Then, the drivelines and all auger bearings were greased.
All this kind of maintenance is done now in a way so as to prevent out-of-the-ordinary maintenance and possible breakdowns during the pressure of the fall harvest season. We often discover a few things that we can fix now, and hopefully eliminate some ‘downtime’.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Keep cool!