4 Resolutions Guaranteed to Extend Your Equipment Life

It is a new year and that means we all have a chance to improve our current processes. For individuals who rely on vehicles, motorized tools, and other equipment to get the job done, it is a great time to reflect on ways to protect our equipment to make sure it will stay up and running all year long.

In this post, we will be discussing 4 resolutions that will most certainly help you keep your equipment up and running in the new year.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Whether you complete your equipment’ routine maintenance schedule yourself or send it out to be completed, it is a great idea to actually plot it out for the year on a calendar. We even recommend setting a reminder on your phone or computer to make sure you don’t miss the date.

If the maintenance schedule for your tractor, four wheelers, or heavy-duty equipment is readily available, you’re guaranteed to stick to it for the year. No more missed maintenance appointments!

Make an Operator Checklist

Daily operator maintenance is just as important to extending the life of your farm, construction, or household equipment as scheduled routine maintenance. Regularly checking fluid levels and greasing can mean the difference between shutting down and getting the job done.

You probably know your tractor, four wheelers, or heavy-duty equipment like the back of your hand. There are sometimes, though, that owners or regular operators aren’t the ones using the equipment. To make sure even well-meaning operators don’t skip a single step in their operator duties, make a checklist and keep in, on, or near your equipment at all times. If you’re afraid regular paper won’t hold up in the harsh environment where you live and work, laminate the checklist for safe keeping!

Keep It Clean

Keeping your equipment clean is an extremely important part of equipment maintenance. A clean tractor, four wheeler, or another piece of equipment is much easier to prevent problems. In addition, diagnosing any issues can be extremely difficult when examining a gunked up apparatus. Regular grease and grime often hide cracks, leaks, and more.

Another great reason to keep your equipment clean is to prevent breakdowns altogether. Keeping your equipment clean can go a long way to help you stay up and running to get the job done. A great way to stick to your cleaning resolution is to have the right tools. Visit radiatorgenie.com to check out a great tool that is specially designed to keep tractors and other essential pieces of machinery clean and running cool.

Proper Storage

Your equipment goes through a lot on a regular basis while it is in operation. But what about when you aren’t with your equipment? A lot of damage can be done to a piece of equipment even while it isn’t running. For this reason, proper storage is essential to extending the life of your tractor, four wheelers, or heavy-duty equipment.

If your equipment is stored without shelter or even in an easily accessible shelter, consider locking that structure down. Keeping out thieves and vandals, even in rural areas, can offer hard working professionals a lot of peace of mind while relaxing at home. It is also important to keep storage areas tidy and clean of cobwebs or junk. Critters can chew hoses, build nests in fuse boxes, and more.

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5 Gifts For Farmers That They’ll Actually Love

Farmers and people who work outside or in agriculture are not easily impressed with gimmicks and snake-oil. These hard-working individuals crave tools that actually work and help them get their jobs done faster and better. However, finding unique and fun gifts for people who work with their hands can sometimes be difficult. That is why we’ve created a list of items that farmers and other people who work hard will love!

Check out these 5 gifts for Farmers that actually work! They’re great for the Holidays, Father’s Day, Birthdays, and more!

Vented Funnels

Thick fluids are often frustrating to pour into containers, gas tanks, and more. Ordinary funnels don’t allow thick fluids like hydraulic fluid or oil flow freely into whatever QkQzOTVCRUJDRUVENTdBRTJDRTA6ZDJiYWUwMWIwOTUyYWI0NDVkOTYyOWMwZmQwODg4ZTE6Ojo6OjA=container is being filled. Often times, this can mean that a funnel gets backed up. When the neck of the funnel clears of the fluid, a phenomenon known as “spitting”can cause an awful mess by spraying the fluid on the funnel user. Thankfully, the people behind the SpeedyFlo vented funnel have successfully invented a funnel that eliminates backup, spitting, and messes! The vented funnel allows fluids to flow freely into containers and eliminates the mess and frustration common to pouring oil and hydraulic fluid. Watch the SpeedyFlo funnel in action here!

 

Locking Coupler

Greasing is a necessary evil for all heavy duty equipment and tractor users. If a tractor is not properly and regularly greased the essential mechanisms that allow it to functioncouplerpromoimage_medium properly will ultimately fail. This means that expensive repairs are an inevitability if operators are not making greasing a priority. However, greasing can be a frustrating and difficult workday interruption. Fortunately, an innovative company called LockNLube has created a locking coupler that is guaranteed to lock in place around most grease fittings so that you can keep both hands free for greasing. This heavy-duty coupler is rated for up to 10,000 PSI and will not leak or pop off once properly secured to a fitting.

Wire Tight

Wire Tight is an innovative product that makes tightening loose barbed wire fences a breeze. The Wire Tight barbed wire fence tightener is a fantastic tool and accessory forAdobe Spark (7) any tractor operator because it can be used to rejuvenate barbed wire fences as you come across problem areas in a small amount of time with very little effort. Storing your Wire Tight on your tractor while you go about your daily tasks eliminates the need for long and drawn out treks across your property just to refresh your fence line. Fix a fence line in minutes as you go! The unique design is specially calibrated to take up six whole inches of slack with each bite! Check it out in this video!

Radiator Genie

The Radiator Genie is a patented tool that can be easily used to clean out tough to reach spots on your tractor or other kinds of farming equipment. The kit comes with an air wand that hooks up to a compressor and can be used to blow out debris. There is also a 022742010741_view3water wand that can be easily hooked up to a common water hose. Each wand is specially shaped to reach behind radiators to make sure every bit of grease and grime is removed and your radiator stays unclogged and you can keep on farming. I especially love the fact that the water wand eliminates the need to lug around a heavy (and many times hard to use) power washer every time I need to wash out my tractor’s radiator. If you’d like to see a more thorough review of the Radiator Genie you can check out this video.

Radiator Genie – Industrial

The Radiator Genie Industrial is set to be released in early 2019. We’ve taken our alreadyRG IND Plain super effective design and upgraded it for the heavy-duty professional. This product features an extra long wand that can be used for either water or air. The Radiator Genie Industrial also has an all-metal handle for extra durability. The Industrial is a truly heavy-duty gift that will please anyone who works hard for a living. Look for our new product in early 2019!