Is Your Probe Harvest Ready?

It is that time of the year we all look forward to. Producers get to reap the rewards for all of their hard work though out the year. Grain Elevators will endure the busiest 4-6 weeks of the year. Harvest is upon us and your equipment use is going to be pushed to its limits. Are you ready?

We encourage all Truck Probe users to do routine maintenance on their probe systems to ensure that there are no surprises and down time this harvest season. All sample conveying hose should be checked and replaced as needed. Flexible hose over two years old should be replaced no matter the physical appearance as UV rays deteriorate the tubing over time. Check vacuum motors for effectiveness and always have a spare in stock as this is the most common mechanical failure for a probe system. Check the telescoping tube seals to ensure they are working properly. These should be changed every 2-3 years as they harden and become ineffective over time.

Have you checked the level of your hydraulic fluid and changed the oil filter lately. Do you have oil leaks that should be addressed? An oil leak is a debilitating problem waiting to happen. A thorough inspection of the probe system will save you system down time and the long lines/unhappy producers that come with it.

Contact our customer service department to learn more about these and other issues that should be addressed prior to harvest. We wish you a safe and bountiful harvest season.