Farm Service Manager

Telemetry – a cheaper alternative

In many cases, telemetry has been a useful tool for farmers across the world to track their larger machinery and perform maintenance accordingly based on what that data is telling them. Telemetry is the transmission of data via wireless communication links and many machinery manufacturers have created their own telemetry software for farmers to purchase to help them manage maintenance on their fleet of machines. However, telemetry systems often come with a high cost which may prompt some farmers to question its

An investment worth maintaining

There are a number of reasons why a daily inspection of farm machinery is important, especially in peak times such as planting and harvest. Firstly, as an employer, farmers have an obligation to ensure the machinery their employees are operating is safe to be doing so. Defective machinery has the potential to endanger lives. In the event of an accident involving machinery, work health and safety authorities will want access to maintenance records, which should include daily maintenance checks. Secondly, daily inspections can help to

Servicing on time

In your own farming operation, you do your best to get different tasks complete on time. You plant your crops in the appropriate window, spray and fertilize when required and harvest when crops are ripe so you can maximize yield and profit. What helps you to do this? Having machinery that has been serviced on time and is ready to go whenever it is needed. Reports from the United States suggest that farmers can cut repair costs by 25 per cent

Farm Service Manager

How important is a service history?

Building a comprehensive and accurate service history for farm machinery and vehicles has many benefits. Firstly, a comprehensive and accurate service history can help to keep machinery running at its full capacity. It gives the owner peace of mind that the machine has been looked after to the best of a mechanic or staff member’s ability and helps to avoid major malfunctions. Building a full service history for machinery and vehicles can also help to increase its resale value. How else would

New App lifts farm productivity

A NEW smartphone and tablet application called Farm Service Manager is set to modernise the recording of service and maintenance history for farm equipment and vehicles, eliminating the need to keep paper records. Farm Service Manager is the idea of Walgett, New South Wales farmer David Ricardo. It is a multi-user app which logs services and other maintenance for farm plant, equipment and vehicles. It can be used for all machinery, from tractors and harvesters through to planters, cars, trucks and small