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Boost the Efficiency of Your Farm-Duty Motor

Many factors play a part in determining the best motor for your agricultural applications. These factors may include:

  • the cost,
  • the time for installation and repair,
  • the motor’s ability to withstand harsh working conditions,
  • and the necessary time and cost of regular maintenance.

Follow these simple steps to ensure that your farm-duty motor performs efficiently so that you get the most out of your investment.

1.            Perform regular inspections of your equipment.

The first and possibly most vital step to maintaining your farm-duty motors is to carry out routine inspections of your system. You should ensure that your equipment, such as the sheave, motor and coupling, or pulley, is secure, properly aligned, and safe from vibration or radial loading.

In addition to the mounting of the motor, pay careful attention to the placement of the belt (if this is required in your machinery). Overtightening or poor positioning of the belt can lead to a number of issues with your motor.

Any issues with the mounting of these components can also lead to motor failure or cause unnecessary wear on your machine, shortening the lifespan of your motor.

2.            Take care of the motor’s electrical system.

Careful monitoring of your equipment’s electrical system can also go a long way in extending the life of your motor. Make sure that your motor is electrically grounded to limit power fluctuations as these can cause stress on the system’s electrical mechanisms. Preventing any functional abnormalities can also help keep your system from experiencing unnecessary wear and tear.

Be cautious of electrical shortages as they can cause costly, or even irreparable, damage to your system. The capacitor is often the first part of the system to be affected by electrical issues. Keep replacement parts on-hand in order to make any necessary repairs quicker and more efficient, saving you time, money, and further damage to your motor.

3.            Prevent overheating.

Overheating is one of the most common causes of failure for farm-duty motors. Monitor the temperature of the operating equipment to ensure that excess stress is not being placed on the machine and its electronic system. Keep the motor cool and lubricated to prolong the life of your equipment and prevent motor failure.

With proper maintenance and care, you can increase the life and efficiency of your farm-duty motors. To find the most durable, reliable, and affordable motors for your agricultural needs, contact us today.