Top Tips on Agricultural Equipment
Over the past decades, the quality of a lot of farming equipment has been improving.
The current tractors, mowers, balers and other equipment are probably built with higher robustness and quality than ever before – if you picked a quality manufacturer to start with and keeping off some ‘bargain basement’ items manufactured by people that nobody has ever heard about!.
But that doesn’t allow for poor approaches to a number of the fundamentals of maintenance and especially engine upkeep. You should keep in mind the basic one – the filters.
Things can somewhat vary depending on the machines we are speaking about, the kind of fuel it uses and its manufacturer but typically, If it has a combustion engine of any kind, then it is likely to have some filters. Let’s look at the three generic forms.
Anything that has moving parts will generate friction due to the rubbing of moving parts against each other and the surrounding air. In most cases, friction is bad news because it causes energy which could be employed to achieve whatever the motor should do (e. g. , to drive the tractor) to be changed to heat or light instead.
That means you will be burning off more fuel than necessary. Friction also promotes engine wear, not something owners appreciate!.
So engineers spend a lot of time looking for solutions to friction and oils is one agent that is very effective in friction reduction. Normally, as it moves across doing its job, your motor will have to circulate oil to assist in lubrication, thus reducing friction and engine wear.
The problem is that oil ages as it picks gunk and pieces up from the reservoir or its primary storage. If these particles get into the engine, they cause abrasion – this is bad news!.
So oil filters are there to be able to prevent that from happening but they may get corroded and obstructed. Therefore, make certain that you change them regularly in line with the maker’s recommendations.
In spite of modern production methods, fuel can occasionally include minute particles at delivery.
The problem here is fuel feeds. If The fuel is not clean or cannot freely flow into the motor combustion process, spluttering and perhaps grinding to a halt can occur.
Again, filters are part of the solution and they ought to get washed and replaced from time to time on all tractors and agricultural equipment.
Depending on how an engine is aspirated, it will need to take in some air to facilitate combustion and cooling.
There are many different technological approaches to this one, but most involve sucking in air from outside the engine. Obviously, the air from a busy farm will have lots of dust and bits of other substances!.
Once again, there will be a need for some filtering system to prevent those pieces from getting into the engine, stopping air-flow and diminishing engine performance. You may clean the particles, but in other cases, a replacement is the only viable approach.
Overall, check the filters and when necessary change them regularly!.