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Ways to take advantage of graphite in agricultural machinery

There are numerous types of agricultural machinery, dedicated to different tasks. In this case we will discuss how graphite lubricants have advantages over other traditional products for the lubrication and maintenance of such equipment.

Ways to take advantage of graphite in agricultural machinery

Agricultural machinery encompasses vehicles, trailers and other equipment with which farmers can carry out their activities in the field quickly and effectively. Specifically, this machinery is designed for hauling, crumbling, removing, sorting or cleaning among other processes.

There are numerous types of agricultural machinery, dedicated to different tasks. In this case we will discuss how graphite lubricants present advantages for the lubrication and maintenance of such equipment over other traditional products.

Graphite lubricants in agriculture

Graphite is an ideal lubricant for any surface or iron-to-iron contact. Due to outdoor work, in the sun and in the presence of dirt and dust, traditional lubricants such as greases and oils become contaminated or contaminate the field.

Graphite lubricants are suspensions of graphite powder; synthetic or natural that are applied in some vehicles. In addition, there are grease or paste type products, with which agricultural machinery benefits, by means of paint type graphite lubricants, with evaporating vehicles, thus creating a protective lubricating layer.

In accordance with the graphite suspension vehicle, these lubricants are environmentally friendly, since they consist of a natural mineral. In other words, they do not damage crops, nor do they contaminate the soil or groundwater.

Direct applications of graphite in the agricultural industry

  • Tractor used for towing heavy loads or implements and secondary machines, such as seeders or plows, to work crops. Lubrication of pulling tugs and other tools joints.
  • Seeders plant seeds in a determined quantity and place it on the soil. Graphite powders are used to lubricate the seeds in hoppers or storage containers without contaminating them thanks to their mineral nature.
  • Harvester ia machine dedicated to harvesting crops. They consist of an engine, a motor system, a cutting mechanism, a threshing mechanism, a cleaning mechanism, and a transport and storage system. Graphite lubricants provide dry lubrication without attracting dust, sand, water, ice or other abrasive contaminants that damage equipment parts.
  • Grain hoppers a very useful for seed handling, as they are containers intended for seed deposit, channeling and dosing. To improve the emptying flow, paint-type graphite lubricants are used on the walls and floor of channels and hoppers.

In addition to graphite-based suspensions, graphite powders for direct seed lubrication are used. This combats the phenomenon of grain compaction and aids in grain handling.

The mineral nature of graphite does not damage crops and can be washed out in subsequent processes.

Conclusions

The aricultural machinery has revolutionized the food industry by allowing larger areas to be cultivated and harvested quickly and effectively.

Thanks to the different uses of graphite, it is possible to maximize production without affecting the grains, the field or the aquifers.