When you are done with your planting season and ready to put your equipment away, you might feel a bit of relief. For the next few months, you can leave all of your stuff inside and don’t need to worry about it getting dirty and such, right? Well, that isn’t quite true. While you might not need to worry about your equipment getting covered in mud and manure, there are some other things that can make your machines dirty. Dust is something that settles almost anywhere and bird or rodent feces can really eat away at things like paint if it is left there too long.
While no one likes to think about the stuff that can get on farm equipment, it is something you really need to stay on top of. With the recent outbreaks of food-based illnesses like E. coli and listeria, it is even more important to stay on top of the conditions of everything you can. You never want one of those outbreaks to be traced back to you, especially if someone becomes seriously ill or even passes away. This is why it is important to continue to clean your equipment even in the off season.
Although it may be tempting to sit back when your season is over and not think about anything else, you should always try to keep up with your work. Even going in once a month and washing any machinery that you may have in storage can make things easier once you need to start using them again. Not only will the prep time be quicker, but you generally will know of any repairs that need to be made. It is a good idea to turn things on every now and then while you aren’t using them just to make sure there aren’t any cracked lines or seized motors.
If you are unsure about how to get a perfect clean both during your regular work time and in the off season, definitely check out Neptune’s automated wash systems. We were once sitting where you are, so we know exactly what you need to feel confident in the clean you are given. You can count on Neptune to make sure that you get a spotless clean every time. Give us a call today and we can help you choose the wash system that is perfect for you!