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Tips for Maintaining Electrical Motors and Controls

March 20, 2020 11:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re going to have electrical motors and equipment that last for a long time, you need to prioritize the development of a rigorous, thorough maintenance program. Any time there is an unscheduled production stoppage or a long shutdown for the purposes of repair, that’s going to cost your business a significant amount of money, not just in paying for the repairs, but also in the lost income potential. This means that, by putting the financial and time investment into a preventative maintenance program in Lubbock, TX, you stand to save yourself a significant amount of money in the long... View Article

The Importance of Regular Cotton Gin Maintenance

March 4, 2020 10:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The mechanical cotton gin was one of the most important inventions of the 18th century. Although manual cotton gins had been around, Eli Whitney’s mechanical invention made it even easier and faster to separate cotton fiber from its seeds. Today’s modern cotton gins are more complex and can handle much larger loads, but they still have a lot in common with Whitney’s original invention. The complex machinery and heavy-duty production capacity mean that maintenance is a key part of owning a cotton gin. Cotton gin maintenance in Lubbock, TX is crucial to extending the lifespan of your cotton gin. It’s... View Article

Tips for Proper Bearing Maintenance

February 19, 2020 10:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So much of our industrial machinery relies on ball bearings to function properly. When a bearing fails, it interferes with its proper functioning and could even cause damage to other components. Maintaining your bearings will help improve performance, save money on repair costs and reduce downtime. Here’s how to ensure your ball bearings in Lubbock, TX are always in their best working order: Storage and handling matter: The way you store your bearings has an impact on how they perform. Store your bearings in a clean, dry, sealed container that will prevent dirt, dust and any other contaminants from coming... View Article

Tips for Controlling Weeds After Your Winter Wheat Harvest

February 6, 2020 2:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With the wet weather this year, it has been difficult for farmers to apply herbicide as needed. Post-harvest weeds need to be addressed as soon as possible, so that you can limit soil moisture loss and prevent more weeds from growing. This also helps reduce the spread of wheat streak mosaic virus. We’ve assembled a collection of considerations to help you control your post-harvest winter wheat weeds in Lubbock, TX: Timing: If your wheat is part of a three-year rotation, then you can generally spray herbicides anytime within the next 30 days after harvest. However, if it doesn’t have an... View Article

Backyard Farming: How to Grow and Harvest Grains at Home

January 23, 2020 2:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Farm to table” has been a restaurant industry buzzword for the last few years, but if you have a backyard garden, you’re probably already living that lifestyle. From fruits and vegetables to herbs and edible flowers, growing your own food can be an incredibly satisfying—and practical—hobby. Have you considered growing your own grains in Lubbock, TX? Wheat, oats and other grains are easy to grow, provide a great source of nutrition and are the building blocks of a balanced diet (or a hearty homebrewing operation). How much space do I need? The average backyard size (about 1,000 square feet in... View Article

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