Get a jump on spring chemical and fertilizer applications by taking care of self-propelled sprayers with these maintenance tips.
The off season is the perfect time to prep your self-propelled sprayer for spring application of farm chemicals and fertilizer.
“The window for spring application is already narrow, so the first opportunity to get in the field shouldn’t be jeopardized by equipment downtime,” says Arnie Sinclair, AGCO Application Equipment national accounts manager. “A little off-season maintenance now, rather than in the spring, is worth the investment of time.”
Sinclair suggests the following maintenance actions to prevent problems during the rush of spring:
Sinclair says maintenance should be part of a year-round routine. In the spring, farmers can turn their attention to things like seasonal fluid changes, checking lights, tire inflation, and controller calibration verifications.
“Your owner’s manual and local sprayer dealer are good resources to help you devise a checklist and annual timeline of parts to inspect,” Sinclair adds. “They also can recommend which replacement parts to keep on hand for quick repairs during the season and help set inspection dates.”