With seed and fertiliser prices on the rise, the last thing anyone wants is unexpected farm machinery costs. It pays to get your tractor checked NOW to ensure it is in peak condition when you need it most.
Your tractor worked as hard as you did last season. Scheduling regular maintenance means you can continue to push your tractor to its limits, avoid unscheduled downtime, prevent unexpected costs, and keep your machine in top condition.
A pre-season check is exactly what is needed to tackle this year’s challenges with confidence. Get your machine checked and get on with what you are good at.
5 good reasons to get a pre-season machine check
Here are 5 reasons why a pre-season check is the right choice for you:
1. You will have more control over costs
As highlighted in our previous blog: The best smart farming tractor for contracting, a recent survey by NFU Mutual highlighted machinery costs as a major concern for farmers. Be the boss of your budget and plan for regular checks and machine maintenance. It proves less costly than dealing with breakdowns and emergency repairs. A bit of planning can reduce the stress of unexpected costs - particularly useful in light of the current economic climate.
2. It will keep you and others safe
As we know, farming for 14 days is as risky as skydiving. We all understand the risks of working with heavy machinery on the farm, but how often are safety checks overlooked because we are just too busy or have become too complacent? Take this opportunity to take safety seriously by including machine safety checks in your pre-season preparation. It is a sensible way to reduce risk, not just for you, but for everyone on the farm. Simple actions reduce accidents, like checking your ladders are still fit for purpose or ensuring all-around visibility by keeping wipers and mirrors in good condition. Why not go a step further and read these short, practical guides to farming safely.
3. Take advantage of the quieter pre-season
This is the best time of year for busy technicians to give your tractor a thorough check. When they are not dealing with peak season emergencies technicians are ready and prepared to give your machine the attention it deserves. Scheduling checks during your less busy times gives you more time to plough, drill, and harvest later.
4. Avoid nasty peak season surprises
It’s the farming nightmare - grinding to a halt during peak season. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Regular pre-season checks mean you will catch issues before they become a problem. The robust and reliable engineering behind your Valtra tractor deserves the right maintenance to keep it running as you expect.
5. Because it is FREE*
That’s right. You can take advantage of a FREE* SMART Check for your Valtra tractor, carried out by fully-trained and professionally equipped technicians. This 2-hour check covers over 70 points, including safety checks. At the end of the check you will receive a free fault and condition report to effectively plan your machine’s maintenance.
All you need to do is contact your local Valtra dealer and book a FREE* SMART Check. Be quick because the offer ends 31 March 2023 and dealers will have limited availability. Find out more or contact your local Valtra dealer today!
*For machines 5 years and older. Terms and conditions apply