- Clean the equipment if not done at the end of the previous season, especially the atomizer, chamber, filters and chemical lines.
- Check hoses, bearings, fuses and switches, and order spare parts to have on hand to avoid any down time.
“It’s really best to give the seed treater a thorough look before the season starts,” Hiltibrand says.
- Tighten and track conveyor belts.
“Tightening belts is often overlooked,” he says.
- Familiarize yourself with the equipment and run processes again if it’s been awhile.
“When something is only for one season a year, it’s not hard to forget some of the steps,” he cautions.
- Calibrate your equipment to your seed and chemical specs.
- Perform a test run of your treater to ensure that it is operating correctly.