Valley View Agri-Systems Pre-Harvest Checklist
- 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.
- 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.
- Clear Fans and Dryers of Debris
- 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.
- Check Mechanical Components
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!