Friday, January 11, 2013

Preventative Maintenance

Every year I get the question " so what do you do all winter?".  Well, there are a lot of tasks that must be done prior to the start of the growing season.  One of the most important, and time consuming, is preventative maintenance on our equipment fleet.  Each winter our equipment manager, Mitchell, must pain stakingly go through each piece of equipment and check for anything that isn't up to spec.  All reels and blades must be sharpened, bearings replaced, oil changed, flush radiators, replace worn hydraulic hoses, etc. 
Mitchell started this process back in November, at the end of the growing season, and will finish sometime in late February.  When he is finished everything will be ready to go for another golf season.  His attention to detail, and thoroughness, will pay off during the growing season with fewer breakdowns and increased productivity.

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