Verified FBN Member (ND)


What are some different ways to prevent downtime during planting season?

Anything special that you may do other than the obvious equipment maintenance.


Verified FBN Member (IA)


Run the same color equipment as the closest parts store with best selection and service. It’s a green one for us. Notice I didn’t say the cheapest!!!!lol


Verified FBN Member (OH)

There’s no way to prevent down time. Reduce it, yes. We do extensive maintenance during the winter, and there’s always something unexpected. We hook up and run the planter through the field with fert an seed on the first dry day we can to be sure there no surprises. We try to keep common parts on hand, and we are able to make our own hydraulic hoses. That has helped quite a bit.