Inspect These Combine Components Before Harvest 2013

July 15, 2013 12:00 AM
 
Claas Combine

Taking time to keep tabs on combines before and after harvest this year will minimize grain loss and prepare farmers for the future.

"Certain things that I’m always particular about are anything related to drivetrains, so you want to make sure that you’re inspecting belts and chains," says Jeff Gray, product coordinator, Claas of America. "Of course, anything that has to do with the residue management system because the residue management of the current harvest is what preps the next year’s cropping season."

(Related: Claas Offers Top Combine Success Tips)

Other important steps can include attending customer clinics with dealers to learn more about combines and headers, replacing worn knife blades and adjusting deck plates for corn heads.

Watch the video below for more pre-harvest tips as well as advice for machine storage from Gray:

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