How the Constant
Transporting of Crops Can Cause Strain on Your Leaf Springs
There’s no doubt about it, heavy-duty work vehicles,
especially farm equipment, will endure a considerable amount of work oftentimes
under harsh conditions. Although these types of hauling and towing equipment
are built for such tasks, eventually parts began to wear out. In the case of
farming equipment, the leaf springs are going to be one of the first mechanical
parts that may need replaced.
This has nothing to do with the original build of the
vehicle as aforementioned; it’s built for such a purpose. However, after frequently
towing and pulling a considerable amount of weight, even the leaf springs on
the best transport vehicles will wear out.
The Purpose of Leaf
Remember the overall purpose of leaf springs is to tow or
pull a sizable amount of weight. As the law of nature would have it, adding
weight to your farm equipment will put a strain on the vehicle. It not only
needs to be able to effortlessly hold that weight, it also needs to be able to
move it. Without leaf springs, that vehicle couldn’t hold the weight, much less
Leaf springs are designed to absorb the weight of a load,
preventing that vehicle from swaying or sagging, bringing unnecessary weight on
the axle, and causing it to snap, rendering the entire vehicle inoperable.
The Importance of
Keeping Healthy Leaf Springs on Your Farm Equipment
For the heavier crops, it is a bit more obvious to some
farmers that their suspension parts on their vehicle need to be in top shape.
Yet even the lighter weight crops can cause a strain on your transporting
equipment, especially if the tasks are frequent. Depending on what you are harvesting,
crops don’t always weigh a lot. This doesn’t mean that the leaf springs won’t
be affected by it.
Even though farm equipment may not acquire a lot of mileage,
the wear and tear on these vehicles comes from the amount of weight they tow
and carry. This means while everything on the vehicle looks as good as new,
those leaf springs will have taken quite a beating. As a result, they will eventually
show signs of cracking, flattening out, and sagging whenever weight is added to
Can This Be Avoided?
Not really. Once leaf springs have worn out, they are no longer
of any use. There’s no repairing them and installing a leaf spring helper would
be absolutely useless as they are designed to support a healthy leaf spring.
However, there is a solution! Replace them!
General Spring Leaf
is a company based in Kansas City that specializes in leaf springs
and suspension parts for your industrial equipment. We prided ourselves as the
lead authority in this area of automotive parts since 1965. To learn more about
automotive suspension parts for your farm equipment,
view our online
now or call us toll free at 888-829-0619. Local residents can call
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email us to place an order