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Winter Animal Safety

We’ve seen some record-setting low temperatures recently, and winter is not done with us yet. As we continue to battle the cold weather, the experts at Koenig Equipment put together a few tips to help make sure your animals are properly cared for throughout this season.

Temperature Regulation

Tips for Buying a Snow Blower

We’ve recently seen some milder weather but from past years we know better - this weather could change on a dime! Before we know it we could once again be out in the early morning cold trying to dig ourselves out of the driveway to get to work. One tool that could make those mornings significantly easier is a snow blower. The experts at Koenig Equipment have some tips on what to consider before you make such a purchase. Let’s take a look!

Snow Blower Types

Preparing your Farm for Winter

We’re getting deeper into the cold weather, meaning proper winter preparation for you and your farm is becoming increasingly important by the day. We recently talked about proper winter storage of your combine, but today we want to look at the slightly bigger picture and share some of our overall recommendations for preparing your entire farm for the winter. Let’s take a look at what the Koenig Equipment experts have to say:

Have an Emergency Plan

Combine Winter Storage Tips

It’s the end of November and we have already seen the first snow of the year. Before winter sets in completely, it’s important to prepare your farm equipment such as combines for the cold weather storage. Below are some suggestions from the team here at Koenig Equipment:

Consult your manual - The documentation provided with your combine should outline details such as storage recommendations as well as maintenance guidelines. Following these best practices will ensure the ideal preparation for your combine’s long-term storage.

Benefits of the Zero Turn Lawn Mower

You’ve likely heard the zero turn mower referred to as a superior mowing experience over a more conventional setup such as a lawn tractor. What are the factors that truly set zero turn mowers above the rest? The experts at Koenig Equipment have broken some of these down for you! Let’s take a look.

Benefits of a Gator Utility Vehicle

At some point you may be looking for another piece of equipment to add to your farm’s fleet. Sometimes as you are completing various tasks across your land, it may be beneficial to have a smaller vehicle on hand that is easily accessible for quick trips. This is where the John Deere Gator comes into play. What makes a Gator such a valuable asset? The experts at Koenig Equipment have broken it down for you below!

Safety

Harvest Safety Tips

A safe harvest is a successful harvest. If you haven’t checked out our Harvest Preparation Tips blog, make sure you read that first! As we draw closer to that important time of the year, Koenig Equipment is sharing some of our tips to ensure you can get your work done while avoiding potential issues.

Farm Tractor Safety Tips

While the tractor is a prominent piece of equipment for any successful farm, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Most of these accidents are a result of poor safety measures. The most common of these include rollovers, being run over, road accidents, not checking your blind spots and entanglements. It is easy to get wrapped up in the job and bypass important safety measures, so learning to have a “safety first” mindset while operating your tractor will help keep yourself and others safe. Below, we explore the five most common farm tractor accidents and how to prevent them.

Importance of a Clean Mower Deck

One major area of both walk behind and riding lawn mowers that commonly gets overlooked throughout the season is the underside of the mower deck that houses the mower blades. When the deck gets clogged and caked with cut grass it can be harmful to both your mower and your lawn.

Lawn Mowing Tips from Koenig Equipment

John Deere Mower

 

Start your mowing season out right with these tips to ensure safety, keep your lawn healthy, and maintain the quality of your equipment.

Check the Lawn-We see a lot of mower blades damaged early in the season due to hidden debris. Take the time to walk the lawn and check for rocks, sticks, and tree roots that may have heaved during the winter.

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