3 Ways to Prevent Hydraulic Hose Malfunction on your John Deere Equipment
Hose failure won’t only put a stop to your work, it can also cause damage to your equipment. Here are three tips to identify worn hydraulic hoses before they fail.
1. Think Long-Term
We all know hose replacement can be costly. Unscheduled downtime from hose failure, however, can actually end up costing you more. Be proactive, not reactive when checking your hoses for efficiency.
2. Be on the lookout for early warning signs
Though every machine and hose is different, there are some universal signs that tell you it’s time get your hoses replaced. Look to see if:
- Hose covers are damaged, cracked, or cut
- Hose fittings are damaged, cracked, or corroded
- There are leaks at fittings or along the hose
- The hose is kinked, crushed, twisted, or flattened
If you see any of these early warning signs, give the service team at Mississippi Ag or Arkansas Ag a call and they can ensure you are back up and running in no time!
3. Create a hose-replacement strategy
Developing a habit of inspecting your hoses early and often can save you both time and money. Creating a schedule of short downtimes for your equipment will save you time in the long term.
The Mississippi Ag and Arkansas Ag teams don’t want to just help you buy equipment once. We want to continue to be in your family to make sure your equipment runs the best it can. Stop by one of our 15 locations today or give us a call for all your hydraulic hose needs!