A good winter-ready checklist for farm vehicles

Its that time again. The days are shorter, black clouds loom overhead, snow is in the air, the mornings are brisk, and harvest is done but is your farm equipment ready for winter?

A good pre-winter checkup will help prevent downtime regardless of whether it is a piece of equipment or truck that you use every day to provide feed for your cattle or dont use again until next year to farm and harvest.

Power washing. When preparing motorized equipment and trucks for winter, begin by cleaning old oil and debris from the motor with a steam cleaner, power washer or a few cans of engine degreaser and a garden hose. Determine whether there are any system leaks.ADVERTISEMENT