It’s all in the preparation

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I’ve been reluctant to blog about this winter’s weather. I’m sure that you’ve been inundated with stories about the severe weather…I know that the news stations and weather forecasters have had a field day.

But what this weather can do is give you a very stark wake-up call when it comes to equipment maintenance. I have lost count at the number of cars I’ve seen that are the victims of a dead battery. Yes, the cold is record-breaking…but how many checked the battery before winter set in?

The same goes with farm equipment. I know chores are very difficult in the cold, and tractors can break down no matter what the weather. However, did a good maintenance plan keep you up and running, or in the shop with the space heaters blasting?

Sometimes, being prepared for winter weather takes a little foresight and early work. Sure, you couldn’t have predicted a “polar vortex” coming, but did you get ready for anything Mother Nature could bring?


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