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Fertilizer Conveyor Platform Repairs

CHALLENGE

We were approached by a customer needing a fertilizer conveyor platform to be repaired. One of their requirements was to improve the safety of the platform.

SOLUTION

Our Repairs & Maintenance Division had our field crew inspect the conveyor platform. Our field team replaced ‘mild steel’ with stainless steel on the platform to create a safer work environment.  The fertilizer conveyor platform is approximately 35 feet in the air increasing the need for making the platform as safe as possible.

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Agriculture Equipment Maintenance Recent Projects Repairs & Maintenance

Planter Pivot Pin Repair

CHALLENGE

The customer’s main pivot pin on their 1240 Case planter was damaged and not working properly.  They took it to the dealership to get it repaired and found their main pin was damaged and needed to be replaced, so they called us to help them replace the pin with a new one.

SOLUTION

Our Repairs & Maintenance division mobilized and found that the pivot pin seized up on the planter and need to be removed in order to properly repair the machine.  In order to remove the pin, he had to apply heat to the area surrounding the pin and apply pressure with two 22-ton jacks.  After the metal cooled and sat under pressure during the night it finally came out the following morning.  By having his welding certificate numbers readily available, the dealer was able to order the new pin from the manufacturer.  This is a prime example of our mission “Be Big, Act Small”. Our “Be Big” resources allowed the have the opportunity to get the customer the information they needed to order the pin, mobilize, and execute in such a tight timeline.  Because of our quick response service at our Repairs & Maintenance division, we were able to get the customer up and running quickly.

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Truck Bed Mount

Utility Truck Bed Mount.

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Trailer Refurbishment

Proper equipment maintenance will not only increase the life and value of your fleet, but also promotes safety. Let Nix provide you with a plan to bring your equipment back to new with our extensive list metal repair, mechanical, and coatings services.

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Grain Elevator Scale Rebuild

Our Equipment & Repairs Division recently executed a complete rebuild of a grain elevator’s scale system. The main frame of the scale had rusted through causing major safety concerns and down time risk for the business. We provided the customer with a comprehensive proposal to re-use the more intricate parts of the system, which coincidentally where far less weathered. We then removed these parts, rebuilt the entire main frame, and re-attached the existing parts. For the finish, the entire surface was sandblasted to an SP6 Commercial Blast Profile for excellent cleaning and adhesion. We then applied two coats of heavy industrial grade epoxy primer, and a urethane top coat. This coating system should provide a 30+ year life expectancy under these conditions.
By utilizing our refurbishing methods, we were able to bring significant value to the customer, delivering a “like new” product with less down time and under 50% cost of new!
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Agriculture Recent Projects Shop Coatings & Finishings

Hopper Bottom Trailer Refurbishment

The team at Nix Coatings performed a complete coatings refurbishment on this hopper bottom grain trailer.  This refurbishment was due to excess surface rust.  The entire trailer was sandblasted to an SP6 Commercial Blast Profile and coated with a two stage epoxy/urethane system.  In addition to the coatings several minor metal repairs were completed by our repairs team at Nix Equipment.