As winter sets in and equipment gets stored away after a productive harvest, machine inspections should be top of mind. While checking equipment for updates and repairs should be done routinely throughout the year, a proper post-season inspection from your local dealer can help you get a jump-start on the busy year ahead.
Proven results from factory-trained technicians
Service technicians are trained to assess and repair equipment properly. As certified product experts, technicians know how to uncover, assess and solve problems that might otherwise go unnoticed. They offer additional benefits to dealer inspections, including:
- Factory-trained technicians: To ensure inspections are as thorough as possible, all Case IH technicians are extensively trained and certified on Case IH machines. They know your equipment like you know your fields — every last inch is meticulously inspected, maintained and repaired.
- Warranty protection: Every genuine Case IH and remanufactured part comes with warranty protection when properly installed by a factory-trained technician. Give yourself peace of mind by leaving the repairs to your local dealer and ensure optimal productivity and uptime.
- Equipment assessment: It might not be difficult to spot a major equipment issue such as a worn belt or a broken chain, but technicians are trained to look past obvious fixes and spot possible issues before they become a problem.
On top of the benefits a service technician provides, consulting your local Case IH dealer will help when it comes to planting season preparation. The advantages of a well-maintained machine can mean the difference between a head start and a late start to the season.
A certified checklist
Unlike other dealers or third-party mechanics, Case IH technicians use Certified Maintenance Inspection checklists to ensure each inspection is thorough, and nothing goes overlooked. Here are just some of the things covered through an annual inspection by a Case IH technician:
- Engine inspection: Check intake systems, belts, fuel tanks, filters, accelerators and more to ensure your equipment engines are running smoothly.
- Fluid analysis: Engine, transmission oil and coolant are all submitted for testing and analyzation to determine machine health.
- Electrical inspection: Batteries, starting switches, alternators and electrical connections are cleaned, cleared and checked for proper conduction.
- Hydraulic maintenance: Look at hydraulic filters, lines and hoses, cylinders, valves and more. Technicians will also conduct a hydraulic flow test to ensure proper pressure, flow and temperature.
- Cab & safety inspection: Brakes, in-cab software, shields, guards, reflectors, fuses, field lights and error codes will all be assessed and maintained.
Checklists and repair protocols vary depending on the equipment being assessed, but all service technicians are experts at maintaining the machines that they are certified to repair.
Inspections eliminate costly downtime and improve peace of mind
More time in the field means greater productivity. By investing in a proactive approach to maintenance inspections, service technicians can help you prevent or eliminate costly downtime by diagnosing and solving issues before they become a problem. Your dealer also can spot opportunities to upgrade your equipment, which will your overall uptime and productivity.
Technicians focus on your equipment so that you can focus on what matters most — maintaining your operation. For more information on how you can work to schedule a post-season combine or tractor inspection, contact your local Case IH dealer.