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I grew up on a ranch located in the southern United States. For as long as I can remember, my father has raised beef cattle. Every summer, he has the arduous task of baling cutting and arranging hay into bales. Because of the hot humid weather in our part of the country, my father particularly dreaded this summer chore when I was young. His hay baler didn’t contain an air conditioner in it. Thankfully, he has recently acquired a hay baler with this convenience. Now, he can cut his hay down without even breaking a sweat. If you’re thinking about getting into the cattle business, consider opting for an air conditioned hay baler immediately. On this blog, you will discover the advantages of buying a new state-of-the-art hay baler with a built-in air conditioning system.

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4 Signs That Your Grain Pump Might Need A New Motor

Luis Harvey

Having automatic grain handling equipment can be extremely handy when it comes to feeding your livestock and keeping your animals healthy while lightening the workload for yourself. Unfortunately, just as with anything, grain handling equipment does need repair every now and then. For example, your grain pump's electric motor will need to be replaced every now and then. These are a few signs to look out for to determine if your grain pump motor may need to be replaced.

1. It Provides Uneven Performance

If your grain pump has been offering uneven performance, such as if it has been starting and stopping at irregular times or if it does not always start or stop on its own, then the motor may be to blame. Along with checking other aspects of your system, such as the pipeline, you should also consider having the electric motor checked.

2. It's Loud

Your grain pump should be relatively quiet when it turns off and on and when it is running. If you notice a loud noise when the system automatically starts and stops, or if you hear a constant whirring or humming noise, even when the system is not distributing feed, then the motor could be in need of repair or replacement. For example, these electric motors will sometimes continue to run, even when there is not food being distributed. This can cause the motor to "burn out" from excessive wear and tear.

3. It Gets Hot to the Touch

When possible, disconnect power from your grain pump so that you can carefully place your hand on top of the pump and motor. If the motor feels extremely hot, even when the system has not distributed feed in a while, then the motor could be running even when it's not working. This can lead to the motor burning up from excessive work and from overheating.

4. It's Distributing More Feed Than it Should

Your grain pump should only distribute the amount of feed that you set for it to distribute. If the electric motor in your grain pump is working in overtime, however, then it could push more feed out of your pipelines than it is supposed to. Not only can this be an indication of an electric motor problem, but it can also be the cause of excessive and expensive feed waste.

Keeping your grain pump's motor in good condition is important for the overall health of your system. Luckily, looking for these signs can make it easy for you to check and fix your motor through a pump repair company if necessary.


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