It’s time to gear up for planting season, and that means that it’s time to take stock of your agricultural tanks and trucks. When is it time to refurbish or replace agricultural tanks? Do you need a new one? Can you keep your older agricultural tanks going?
In this article, we’ll discuss a few tips on how to keep your equipment in the best condition that it can be for as long as possible.
All it takes is a little time and elbow grease and you’ll be on your way to a purchase that lasts for years and years to come.
When you’re putting fuel and oil into your agricultural truck, don’t just go for the cheapest! When you make the investment in quality oil that helps your engine run longer and stronger, you are making an investment in keeping that engine clean and in good condition.
Plus, great fuel, while it may be a few more cents than the average, is going to save you money in the long run. Fuel is a lot less expensive than a new agricultural truck.
When you choose poor quality fuel and oil, it can lead to gunk in the tank and the possibility of freezing in cooler temperatures. This is not a good recipe for a long-lasting agricultural truck.
When it rains, make sure your agricultural truck is under cover! Whether that’s in a barn or storage area, make sure that you are keeping your truck away from the elements.
Nothing breaks down the lifetime of your tank truck faster than being left in rain and snow.
Plus, make sure that you always clean your tank before putting it away. Those stains won’t go away, and you’ll be left with a mess on your hands.
Take the time now and save yourself thousands in rust repair or replacement later.
While it’s tedious during busy planting season, this is a very important time to keep up maintenance on your agricultural truck.
When you take it out for the year, make sure that you’ve checked it over before trying to use it. Then you’ll avoid big problems that will disrupt the entire day. Plus, you can save yourself from problems with low fluids and easy fixes.
Throughout the planting and harvest season, make sure that you’re checking every now and then on how everything is working and maintaining fluid levels.
This can be one of the smallest investments in time with the biggest return for your money. An agricultural truck you don’t take care of is not going to take care of you.
Need advice on how to care for yours? Call Osco Tank & Truck Sales. We’re happy to advise you on what you might need to do for your tank truck.
We build our trucks on new or used chassis. They’re built for quality, durability, and performance.
You will be able to handle the most challenging terrain with our field-ready trucks and fertilizer tanks. Get your operation ready for the season with a new/refurbished agricultural truck or fertilizer truck.
We work with you to fully customize your ag truck, ensuring you receive the hard-working vehicle your ag operation demands.