Importance of Farming Equipment Maintenance

Your farming equipment is the lifeline of your business. Therefore, it is very important that you conduct maintenance procedures on a regular basis. By doing this, it will help to prolong the life of your investment as well as to reduce the chances that they may break down, when you really need them.

Impact on Operating Expenses

Farming equipment is very expensive and breakdowns can drive business-operating expenses through the roof. In addition, as you already know, sudden breakdowns have a significant impact on your level of productivity and subsequently, your income. In this post, we break down the primary reasons why you need to conduct regular maintenance and take care of farming equipment repair jobs.

1. Efficiency

A new piece of farming machinery is in optimal shape. It will run efficiently. When farming equipment runs efficiently, it helps to ensure that projects are completed as planned or it can even help you to get ahead of the schedule. Keeping equipment in that optimal, like-new condition is critical to maintaining your equipment's level of efficiency. When routine maintenance fails, so does your equipment's efficiency. When efficiency declines, so does the bottom line.

2. Keeps Resale Value High

As you continue to run your business, chances are that you will sell some of your equipment so that you can upgrade to a more modern version. Regardless if you plan to trade something in for a modern model pay for farming equipment repair services for a more critical piece of equipment, or if you wish to sell it for cash via private sale, as a business owner you'll naturally want to get the maximum amount possible. Detailed and accurate reports of equipment maintenance can go a long way when it comes to getting the maximum amount possible. As is the case with buying anything used, the questions buyers ask are all the same:

·       Is this reliable?

·       Was it properly maintained?

·       Did it sustain significant damage that could have a negative impact on performance?

·       Is there a record of repair and maintenance history?

3. Reduce Injuries and Fatalities

The farming industry is prone to high instances of on-the-job injuries. While it may be true that your insurance provider will help to offset medical expenses of workers who were injured as a result of their own actions, this is simply not the case when it comes to personal injury related incidents. Personal injury laws across the country, stipulate that when an individual is injured because of another person's action or inaction, said individual could take the perpetrator to court and seek financial compensation.

If an employee is injured as a result of faulty farming equipment that was not properly maintained, they could argue that the employer was negligible in regards to ensuring that their employees had access to safe and property maintained equipment. One of the primary benefits of regular maintenance is that it can help to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on your site. It can also help to protect you from personal injury claims.

4. Small Issues Can Turn Into Big Expensive Problems

While it may seem counterproductive to spend more time and money on routine maintenance services, it could end up costing much more if broken down machines become permanently inoperable. Maintenance fees are relatively smaller than a complex repair job. In addition to that, a more complex problem will likely come with having to buy expensive replacement parts. Big problems can also lead to significant downtime. This can cause you to pause important projects as well as to adjust your schedule as you fall behind.

5. Warranty Coverage

If you recently purchased a piece of farming equipment brand new, chances are that it came with a warranty. This should give you extra motivation to conduct regular maintenance, as warranties come with stipulations that dictate that regular service records have to be provided prior to claiming coverage.