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The main steps in preparing a SIP AIR pick-up rake for winter

At the end of the season, it is crucial how you prepare your machine for winter so that it will be ready when the mowing season starts again.
Frost, humidity, and machine inactivity can drastically affect the lifespan and durability of the machine when the mowing and forage season is at its peak if the machine is not properly prepared for winter.

☑️ So, it is advisable to carry out post-season maintenance and urgent work on the machine, which is crucial for its lifespan and reliability.

📍 First, clean the machine with water and leave it in place for at least another 5 minutes.
📍 Check all moving parts and lubricate them as instructed. This is important for the joints to remain maintained and it also expands the lifespan of the joints. 🛠
📍 Check all hydraulic and electrical wiring for damage, leakage, or short circuit.
📍 Replace any damaged spring tines so that the machine is ready for the first spring raking.
📍 Check the conveyor belt tension.
📍 Coat all pistons of hydraulic cylinders that are extended in the stored position with anti-corrosion protection.
📍 Store the controller in a dry place.

🤝 Our support and service technicians are always ready to advise you. Check the list of authorized SIP service technicians here: www.sip.si/en/sales/dealer-map/