Ever hear the phrase, “time is money”? This statement is definitely true when you own your own business. Just as every business move should have a purpose, every move in the field should have a purpose as well!
1) Plan Your Attack
- Survey your job site to identify potential terrain and vegetation problem areas.
- Planning will help you avoid working yourself into a creek or a fence line, or going the wrong way up a hill.
- Like playing chess or billiards, always be thinking two steps ahead. Position yourself not only for a single cut, but for the next.
2) Make Every Movement Count
- Re-process larger chunks of mulch on your way to the next tree.
- Shave off the nearby branches while lifting up for a vertical grind.
- Allow the disc to recover speed while positioning for the next cut.
3) Maintain Your Equipment
- Sharpen, rotate, and/or replace forestry teeth daily, or as needed.
- Sharp teeth cut more efficiently, resulting in quicker work, less fuel used, and more money in your pocket.
- Replace rotary mower brush blades in full sets with new hardware when they are worn to half of the original width.
- Do a quick look over of equipment and parts whenever you stop for any form of break.
- Make sure everything is still tight, there are no leaks, filters are clear, and the machine is running at the proper temperature. Catch potential problems early!
A few easy steps, and a small amount of planning, will greatly increase your productivity. For information about maintenance of your Diamond Mowers attachment visit Tech Tips.