Greasing is key to diet feeder maintenance
Published 28/10/2015 | 02:30
Diet feeders, like any other machine, require regular maintenance to keep them operating as efficiently as possible.
A word on safety from the outset; before carrying out any checks or work on your machine, ensure it is parked on a hard, level surface. Stop the tractor and keep the key in your own pocket.
The machine is now safe and cannot be started by anyone else without your prior knowledge and permission.
Never operate any PTO driven machine with a damaged PTO cover.
The cover needs to include an anti-rotation chain. A rotating cover is just as bad as an exposed rotating shaft.
Remember to grease the hardy spicers and the male and female sliding tubes of the shaft.
You should also grease the plastic nipple which will allow the shaft to rotate within the stationary cover.
Should this be overlooked, the plastic bushings inside will soon wear out rendering your cover useless and requiring replacement.