How to Prepare your SIP gear for Winter

Preparing a Rake for Winter

At the end of the season, it is crucial how you prepare your machine for winter so that it will be ready when the mowing season starts again.
Frost, humidity, and machine inactivity can drastically affect the lifespan and durability of the machine when the mowing and forage season is at its peak if the machine is not properly prepared for winter.

So, it is advisable to carry out post-season maintenance and urgent work on the machine, which is crucial for its lifespan and reliability.

– First, clean the machine with water and leave it in place for at least another 5 minutes.
– Check the grease and oil to ensure quieter and smoother running.
– Check all moving parts and lubricate them as instructed. This is important for the joints to remain maintained and it also expands the lifespan of the joints. 🛠
– Lubricate all PTO shaft joints according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
– Replace any damaged spring tines so that the machine is ready for the first spring raking.
– There is a small gap under the rotor, which is protected by a screw. Open the gap, and find a lubrication point inside the rotor, on the curve.
– Make two pressures on the lubricator to apply a layer of lubricant between the curve and the bearings. This will make the rotor run quieter and smoother.
– Place the spring tines in the storage compartments so that the machine takes up less space. Grease the bearing tubes.
– Coat all pistons of hydraulic cylinders that are extended in the stored position with anti-corrosion protection.
– For the end, check the pressure in the tires.

Preparing a Tedder for Winter

Frost, humidity, and machine inactivity can drastically affect the lifespan and durability of the machine when the mowing and forage season is at its peak if the machine is not properly prepared for winter.
At the end of the season, it is crucial how you prepare your machine for winter so that it will be ready when the mowing season starts again.

So, it is advisable to carry out post-season maintenance and urgent work on the machine, which is crucial for its lifespan and reliability.

What are the main steps in preparing a tedder for a winter?

– First, clean the machine with water and leave it in place for at least another 5 minutes.
– Check the grease and oil to ensure quieter and smoother running.
– Check all moving parts and lubricate them as instructed. This is important for the joints to remain maintained and it also expands the lifespan of the joints. 🛠
– Lubricate all PTO shaft joints according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
– Replace any damaged spring tines so that the machine is ready for the first spring tedding.
– Coat all pistons of hydraulic cylinders that are extended in the stored position with anti-corrosion protection;
– For the end, check the pressure in the tires.

Preparing a Mower for Winter

In the winter can frost, humidity, and machine dormancy, drastically affect the lifespan and durability of the machine (when the mowing and forage season is at its peak), if the machine is not properly prepared for winter.

At the end of the season, it is crucial how you prepare your machine for winter so that it will be ready when the mowing season starts again.
So, it is advisable to carry out post-season maintenance and urgent work on the machine, which is crucial for its lifespan and reliability.

What are the main steps in preparing a mower for winter?

Check discs and holders for quick blade replacement – turn them over or replace them if necessary.
QCS – quick blade change system ensures easy maintenance. Just release the springs and turn or replace a blade in a few seconds.
Check the grease and oil to ensure quieter and smoother running.
Since the discs need to be removed to check the amount of oil and grease, this is a great opportunity to clean on and under the cutter-bar of all impurities.

Check all moving parts and lubricate them as instructed. This is important for the joints to remain maintained and it also expands the lifespan of the joints.

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