Taking Care of Your Equipment
If you have sold your grain, you might be wondering how to store your grain cooling equipment so it won’t get damaged.
You want your equipment to last years and years.
One of the simplest ways you can do this is to store your grain cooling equipment correctly. It’s not just a matter of plonking it in the store when it’s not being used ready for next year. You need to take care of it or risk damage.
Without proper storage, the impellers of the fans are easily damaged.
When an impeller becomes too dusty, it can sometimes become unbalanced. This means the fan does not work to full capacity – if at all.
The other danger is rodents. Not only do you need to fight them while the grain is being cooled, but they can also cause troubles out of season as well. Rodents like to make their nests inside fans. These can severely damage your impeller and can often lead to having to replace it.
We recommend the best way to store your fans is upright, in sealed boxes, and out of the way. This stops dust from settling in your fans, and it stops rats and mice from getting comfortable in them. You should also clean them first, to make sure that dust from the harvest won’t settle on the fan while it is in storage.
Pop the correct starters and extension leads in the box that contains the fan, that way you won’t need to work out which belongs to which if you are using different sized fans.
• Clean your fans
• Store upright in sealed boxes
• Store out of the way to avoid accidental damage
If your pedestals are plastic, then they can be stored wherever is convenient to you. However, we recommend cleaning them prior to use to make sure there isn’t anything blocking the perforations.
So, a few simple steps can help your Plug&Cool® range last years and years.