Maxol Lubricants Sales Manager, Tom Ruane, recently visited Salesian Agriculture College in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick to chat to them about the importance of farm safety, a message that will be echoed to those attending the Plough.
For over 30 years Maxol Lubricants has been the lubricants of choice in the agriculture sector in Ireland, providing farmers with a range of oils specifically developed for farm machinery, tractors, and excavators. Maxol has been at the heart of communities across Ireland for over 100 years and as a family business and with most farms being family-run, they understand the impact that farm accidents can have.
Watch the Maxol Lubricants Farm Safety video here.
In 2021, approximately 113 farm accidents were recorded, with nine people losing their lives. The actual number is likely to be considerably higher as many farm accidents are not recorded.
Farm safety should be at the core of every farm operation from livestock management to machinery maintenance. Choosing the correct lubricants for any farm machinery should be an important part of every farm’s safety strategy.
The correct choice of lubricant for a particular application on a farm is particularly important in that it protects the machines moving parts, increasing service intervals, reducing down- time and financial outlay giving the operator more time to safely concentrate on the job in hand.
There are many types of lubricates used on a farm including engine oils, back-end oils, hydraulic oils, gear oils, antifreeze,coolants and various types of greases.. Lubricants by their nature reduce friction, prevent wear, and reduce the temperature by separating two moving parts with a thin film of oil or grease helping to prolong the life of the machine and reduce maintenance costs to the farmer.
Maxol Lubricants helps farms move in the right direction by providing farmers with lubricants that they can trust. This trust has been developed over the past 30 years and Maxol proudly stand by the quality of their lubricants so that their customers can be assured that they are getting the best preforming and highest specification lubricants available on the market.