Being a farmer or working within the agricultural industry means waiting for a positive turnover during the harvest era. The returns are weighed against the costs incurred through the season, and fuel costs are typically of serious importance. Are your field operations as effective as they could be? Or could you save money by changing specific components of your business? Most times, the answer is “yes” – your work operations may be more efficient, and thereby you might save money. Read on to learn more about how to improve fuel efficiency on your farm!
Heavy tillage consumes more fuel than shallow tillage, which isn’t always necessary. There are energy-saving methods, like strip, minimal, and no-till, to help eliminate tillage. However, if you figure out that tilling is needed, secondary tillage should be more shallow than primary tillage to make the most of your time and fuel. Secondary tillage should be about half the depth of initial tillage. This will lower compaction, the quantity of moist soil and weed seeds brought up to the surface, water loss, or fuel use. One other aspect to consider when calculating fuel usage is plow speed. As the plow speed increases, so does the amount of power required to draw machines and the amount of fuel required to perform the work.
Using High-Quality Fluids
It is common sense that what you pour into your tractors affects how they work. Chemical additive packages in high-quality fluids will successfully protect gear, pumps, clutches, gearboxes, and other moving parts. Budget fluids might appear to be less expensive, but they could end up costing you more in the long term. To find high-quality fluids, look for these labels on the fluid product packaging:
– Some superior wear-protection fluids provide anti-wear qualities for gears, clutches, and other hydraulic pumps
– Multi-purpose lubricant that could be used for lubricating a tractor’s gearbox, clutches, final drives, brakes, and more
– Designed to keep brakes from chattering at all
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