Here at Think Water Canterbury we understand the value of preventative maintenance and want to help you keep your production running.
To maximize the drive train life of your center pivots, linears and other irrigation equipment, periodically drain any water that accumulates in the gearbox and center drive, and make sure the gear lubricant is at the proper level. Evaluate your equipment for worn u-joint inserts and ensure driveshaft shields are in place for safety.
Be sure to power down the equipment before checking any electrical connections. Once the power is off, check for loose connections or loose cables tower boxes. Damaged motor contactors can reduce the life of the drive unit motor, so be sure to inspect and replace worn contactors.
Water application is at the heart of what you do, in order to do this as best possible; sprinkler packages need to be properly designed and maintained to a high degree of accuracy. Generally, sprinkler packages should be replaced at least every 10,000 hours of operation. Regularly check for broken or worn sprinkler components and replace them as necessary. Also, consider running a new sprinkler design that could maximize uniformity and application efficiency, and help alleviate application issues such as runoff, ponding and soil sealing.
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