Valley View Grain System Service & Maintenance

Pre-Harvest Checklist

Valley View Agri-Systems Pre-Harvest Checklist

  1. Grain Bin Cleanout
    • Clean the interior of your grain bin thoroughly. This includes all corners, floors, and walls.
    • Check and clean the inside of the bin roof, as grain dust and mold spores can accumulate there.
    • Vacuum or sweep out any remaining dust or debris.
  2. Check Electrical Connections
    • Visually inspect all wiring and electrical connections for wear or damage.
    • Test all switches and controls to ensure they are working properly.
    • Engage a qualified electrician to replace or repair any faulty connections or components.
  3. Clear Fans and Dryers of Debris
    • Check fan housings for debris, nests, or any blockages.
    • Clean out grain dryers thoroughly, paying special attention to screens and sensors.
    • Make sure to test run fans and dryers to ensure they are working at peak efficiency.
  4. Service Equipment
    • Inspect all belts, chains, bearings, and gearboxes for wear. Replace if necessary.
    • Check the auger flights for wear, paying special attention to intake flights.
    • Lubricate all necessary parts as per manufacturer guidelines.
  5. Check Mechanical Components
  6. Sealing & Ventilation Check
    • Check seals on doors and hatches for damage or leaks, replace if needed.
    • Inspect ventilation systems to ensure they are clear and functioning properly.
  7. Pest Control Measures
    • Check for signs of insect activity. If present, consider treatment before filling bins.
    • Ensure that rodent control measures are in place and functioning.
  8. Safety Check
    • Check that all safety equipment, such as harnesses and lifelines, are in good working condition.
    • Ensure fire extinguishers are fully charged and easily accessible.
    • Review safety procedures with all staff.

By carrying out this pre-harvest checklist, you can help ensure that your harvest runs as smoothly as possible. Remember, regular maintenance is not only crucial for efficiency but also for safety.

This checklist is a guideline. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific equipment and consult with a professional if you’re unsure about any aspect of grain bin and system maintenance. If you have any questions or service concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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