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Quality lubricants matter during winter storage

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With colder temperatures and the snow and ice on the ground, many farmers are putting the finishing touches on winterizing equipment for the next few months. Some equipment, like your combines, are not going to be used for almost a year. You want to make sure that when the time comes to fire them up, they are ready to go when you need them. That is why it is essential to take the time to use quality components to protect your equipment during this downtime. Equipment lubricants are some of the more essential materials you will be putting into your machines while they are in storage, and CHS/Cenex has some tips and products for you to get the most out of what you put into those idled machines.

Audio: Full interview with Mimi Falkman of CHS/Cenex

Mimi Falkman is a Senior Marketing Specialist with CHS Lubricants. She says the engine is the most critical component of your equipment. You need to be using a high-quality lubricant that can address both the rigors of the equipment’s operation and the cold temps.

Falkman says there are three things to prepare your equipment for the winter:

  1. Take a used oil analysis
  2. Drop your old oil and replace it with a high-quality lubricant.
  3. Make sure everything looks solid, and check if any other synthetic lubrication products could benefit your equipment.

Falkman talks about the longevity CHS has in producing lubricants for the winter and all-year use. She highlights their synthetic and synthetic blend lines.

To learn more about the CHS/Cenex line of lubricant products, visit their website.