It has been an odd year for several farmers across the nation as some as late as late December were getting their tractors, combines and equipment into the barns and sheds for winter storage. One quick maintenance tip that can be applied to have the equipment ready to go in spring is checking tire pressure and assuring proper, perhaps more inflation in the tire. As Firestone spokesperson Brad Harris explains: “When we put that away from storage, as we go through these cold cycles, that tire just naturally will lose air. So let's go ahead and put a little bit of extra air into those tires so that as we go through the winter months and we naturally lose air, that we don't walk out into the shed and we're going to pull that piece of equipment out for our spring maintenance program and have a flat tire.
Harris also notes something that may sound just as odd to producers, but could assure equipment tires are properly maintained and inflated.
Let's not put that tractor right against the shed where we can't get in there and get that inflation pressure gauge on there to check those tires before we get it out of the barn.