Farmers are being reminded about the benefits of getting farm machinery serviced during the quieter months, to save major outlay later on.
General Manager for Norwood Commercial, Garry Watt, told Magic Talk's Rural Exchange that it's the time of the year when maintenance should be done.
"We try and get some of the tractors and balers, or harvesting gear that is now sitting idle, through the workshops and ready for next season," he said.
He said out-of-season servicing can save headaches down the track.
"There's nothing worse than that baler comes out of the shed the day before you want to use it, and you remember the issue from last year you needed to fix."
Watt said as well as the frustration, it also makes financial sense.
"The cost of servicing is far far less than the greater cost of the downtime and breakdown costs to fix it, so it reduces overall cost."
Watch Garry Watt's full interview with Magic Talk's Rural Exchange.
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