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Preparing Your Plough for Spring Cultivation

Get Ready to Roll: Preparing Your Kverneland Plough for Spring Cultivation

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the excitement of cultivation season. For many, that means getting your plough ready for action. But before you hit the field, it’s crucial to take some time to properly prepare your equipment. Here’s a guide to ensure your plough is in top shape for optimal performance and efficiency:

1. Thorough Inspection:

  • Visual Check: Start with a thorough visual inspection of the entire plough. Look for any signs of wear and tear, damage, or loose components. Pay close attention to the mouldboards, shares, legs, frame, and hydraulic components.
  • Manual Check: Manually operate all levers, linkages, and adjustments to ensure smooth movement and proper functionality. Check for any binding or resistance.

2. Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • Clean Up: Remove any dirt, debris, or vegetation buildup from the plough. This will prevent corrosion and ensure smooth operation.
  • Greasing: Following the manufacturer’s recommendations, grease all designated lubrication points on the plough. This reduces friction and wear on moving parts.

3. Adjustments and Calibration:

  • Depth Control: Ensure the ploughing depth is properly adjusted according to your specific needs and soil conditions. Refer to the operator’s manual for instructions on adjusting the depth control mechanisms.
  • Tyre Pressure: Check and adjust the tyre pressure of trailed ploughs to match the manufacturer’s recommendations and ensure proper operation and stability.
  • Breakaway Mechanism: If your plough features a breakaway mechanism, test its functionality to ensure it releases correctly in case of encountering obstacles.

4. Additional Tips:

  • Consult the Manual: Always refer to your Kverneland plough’s operator’s manual for specific maintenance instructions, lubrication points, and torque specifications.
  • Original Parts: Use only genuine Kverneland replacement parts to ensure optimal performance, safety, and warranty coverage. Order yours now from our helpful parts department!
  • Pre-Season Service: Consider scheduling a pre-season service with us at DA Forgie for a professional inspection and we can carry out any necessary repairs or adjustments.

By following these steps, you can ensure your plough is in top condition for the spring season. This not only optimizes performance and efficiency but also extends the lifespan of your valuable equipment. Remember, a well-maintained plough is a reliable partner that will help you achieve successful and productive cultivation throughout the season.

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