What to look out for when buying a comb trailerMay 21, 2015
The purchase of a new comb trailer involves substantial expenditure and as such it is important to have a full understanding of the features you should be looking out for.
Can the comb trailer be used with a range of different header fronts?
Even if you currently only have one header front, it is wise to plan for the future. Your cropping needs may change and you will need to use your comb trailer with more than the one header front. Leith Engineering manufactures comb trailers that allow you to use different header fronts depending on the job you are carrying out.
Does the comb trailer have adequate safety features for you and/or your employees?
Missing guards and shields and lack of adequate warning or signage are common factors in many farm machinery-related injuries.
Ensure there is “oversize” signage displayed on the comb trailer. When travelling on public roads this will ensure other road users can see you from a distance as well as ensuring they slow to an appropriate speed to pass you.
Flashing lights are another feature to ensure your visibility in all conditions.
Safety is important to Leith Engineering too and all our large farm equipment comes with “oversize” signage.
When sitting for long periods of time, you want excellent suspension!
Harvesting involves sitting for extended periods of time which can cause a great deal of discomfort. Ensure your ride is as comfortable as it can be by choosing a comb trailer with good quality suspension axles.
Save money and stress in the long run by spending some time researching the best and most suitable comb trailer for your needs. The friendly and knowledgeable team at Leith Engineering are happy to spend time with you to answer any questions and concerns you have about the purchase of your new comb trailer.