Normally we think of getting an implement ready to do work, and that is always a good idea. But just like combines, planters only have a short window of usage time in the growing season. Then it is time to put them back into storage for another year. A year filled with the rigors of sitting around and collecting dust.
While it is important to get your planter field-ready before the season starts, it is equally important to do post-season maintenance. Grayson Catania is an After-Market Solutions Crop Production Product Marketing Manager for CASE-IH. He talks about some of the maintenance that you should do on your planters, no matter the brand, before you park them.
Catania says that this is also a good time to be looking at the performance of your planter this past year. If it needs some upgrades, CASE-IH has a whole host of precision agriculture tools to help you get the most out of every pass in your fields.
Catania says that right now it is easier to be proactive when the weather is nice to get work done. He says you should also be looking at the warranty programs that you have on your implements. It may be easier to get things done now, rather than when you could be out of warranty next spring.
For more information on post-season planter maintenance, visit your local implement retailers. For more information on CASE-IH planters, precision tools, and parts warranties, visit your local CASE-IH dealer or go to the CASE-IH website.