Frank Dowling runs a busy spring calving herd in Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. He is feeding his dairy cows with a MechFiber360, his third KEENAN machine, during the winter and around June for buffer feeding.
“One year, I forgot about servicing the machine and a bearing went. It was in the middle of winter, the machine was needed every day and I could not have done it without it,” says Frank. Since then, Frank gets his KEENAN serviced every year at the end of summer to have the machine ready for winter feeding. “A regular service avoids downtime for the machine — it’s really for peace of mind,” explains Frank.
Martin Nolan, experienced KEENAN service agent, goes out to Frank’s farm to perform a 40+ machine check and routine maintenance, including greasing, a weighing system check and zeroing. Martin flags if any replacements or repairs are needed. Frank wants to make sure his body blades are always up to scratch because he knows that “it is quicker chopping straw after the knives are sharpened or replaced.”
Frank says he will continue getting a service at the end of every summer, because “if you are busy in spring, all you want to do is get up on the tractor and feed.”
If you would like to talk to us about the new KEENAN service contracts that are individually tailored to your farm needs to keep your machine in top condition, avoid downtime and ensure the unique KEENAN quality and consistent mix, please contact the KEENAN service team on +353 599 771200 or email@example.com.
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