Monday, February 28, 2011
Winter Work on the Farm
As a farmer, this time of year I field the question, “so what do you guys do this time of year?” fairly often, so I thought I would try to share some of what keeps me busy during the winter. One of our main projects in the winter is fixing all the equipment that broke the previous summer. That way it is ready to go and break again next summer. Some of our bigger projects this winter are to rebuild the engine in the 8630 (John Deere 4WD). Last September it dropped a valve and beat up a couple pistons. We also had to replace the clutch in our 1974 Chev C60 truck, Find the internal oil leak and change the brakes in the 2240 (John Deere small loader tractor) We also have been working on all the regular maintenance on the other tractors and pickups.