Diet feeders require regular maintenance and now is a good time to do some pre-season checks before things get busy over the winter feeding period.
This week I give some pointers as to where to start, and the machine featured here is a Redrock 20 cubic metre capacity feeder that has a power requirement of around 90hp.
It is typical of many paddle type feeders in Ireland and so a lot of the tips will apply for other popular makes as well, such as Keenan and Hi-Spec.
As always, a special word on safety; 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, and never work alone.