With harvest finally wrapping up in many parts of the state after a long, wet year, now farmers need to turn their attention to preparing equipment for storage in the winter months. Here is an excerpt from a Q&A with Jason Damron from Delaware County, a professional equipment mechanic and farmer, on winterizing equipment. For the complete interview with Damron see the Mid-December issue of Ohio’s Country Journal.
OCJ: With winter on the horizon, what concerns should farmers have regarding their equipment?
Jason: Winterize everything that needs to be winterized because of the freezing temperatures. Anything that has airbrakes on it should have the air dryer cartridge changed on it once a year, preferably before winter. Drain any excess moisture from the air tanks. Remember to check air pressure in all tires because the pressure will drop when the temperature drops.
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