No matter how well you prepare your equipment, harvest breakdowns happen. But when you control the factors you can control, you’ll minimize downtime — and your stress level. So make sure your shop is well-stocked and your MyShed™ mobile app is up to date before the first signs of trouble.
While moving through the busy growing season, it can be easy to lose track of how many oil filters or tubes of grease flew out the door. Here are some tips to help you get your shop back in order before harvest:
Organize. Return tools to where they belong. Look for broken or missing tools; nothing is more frustrating than having the right part on hand but not the tool to make the replacement.
Take inventory. You likely know which parts most frequently need replacement. Make sure you have those belts, bearings, chains and sickle sections on hand.
Routine supplies. Oil, lube and filters help keep harvest running smoothly and reduce downtime. Have these supplies on hand to help stay on lubrication schedules and oil change intervals.
As you organize and inventory your shop, build a list. It will help make your preharvest shopping trip more efficient. Or go high tech and tap two powerful tools from Case IH — MyShed and the MyShed mobile app. Access both via the Case IH Parts Store and build your parts list on the go. You’ll also have remote access to assembly diagrams that can make almost any repair job go more smoothly. Simply set up an account, create your equipment list by make and model, and download the free app, which is available for Apple® and Android® smartphones. From your office computer or mobile device, you’ll be able to:
- Access parts manuals
- Build a parts list
- Send parts lists and images to your dealer
- Quickly connect to your Case IH dealer with call and email buttons
- Manage equipment by adding notes to each model
- Access Tool Box reference guides
- Search for models by serial number
- Search for parts by part number
- Find the right tires by entering machine type, tire size and ply rating
A well-organized, properly stocked shop is a great way to head into the harvest season. MyShed and the MyShed mobile app can help you manage all of your machines, track down the information you need and make quick maintenance decisions in the field and quick repairs in the shop. And, of course, you always can count on your Case IH dealer for the support you need.
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