Pics: How to whip your diet feeder into shape
Now is the time to take a look over your diet feeder to assess what it needs to get it ready for a busy winter
Published 22/10/2016 | 09:30
Winter is fast approaching and now is the time to get the diet feeder set up for a busy few months ahead. Take a look over your machine before winter feeding starts in earnest.
Is it good enough to last another season? If so, are the basics covered in terms of maintenance to help prevent costly breakdowns?
A word on safety from the outset; before carrying out any checks or work on your feeder, ensure it is parked on a hard, level surface. Stop the tractor and keep the key in your own pocket so that no one else can start it.
The feeder I picked here is a Keenan paddle type machine, but the maintenance tips outlined will apply to most brands of feeder. The cost of some of the main replacement items are included to help budget for a service if necessary. Remember to contact your dealer if at any point you need assistance or think the machine needs specialist attention.