Mechanisation: Keep every machine in good working order!

Proactive machine maintenance works better than dealing with breakdowns. Farm machinery and equipment is expensive so it’s worth looking around for decent second hand implements. Many second-hand tractors and pickup vehicles (bakkies) have given their owners years of reliable service. If you have a weakness for new machines and tools,…

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Repair centre pivots simply and safely

Struggling in the mud under a centre pivot, with a jack balancing on wooden blocks, is now a thing of the past, thanks to a grain farmer’s smart idea. Johan van der Merwe did the reporting. Flat tyres and broken gearboxes on centre pivots can now be safely repaired in…

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Filter prolongs life of oil in tractors

Mr. Pietie Conradie, well known for his farm solutions in the town of Richmond in South Africa, designed an oil purifying ‘rocket’ – practical, cheap, simple and easy to assemble. The goal of Pietie’s oil purifying system was to keep the oil in his tractors’ hydraulic system clean. The oil…

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