Greasing plough boards

Bob lincs

Arable Farmer
I greased up my lathes and other tools before I left them. Put on an old tig welding glove and plastered it about with that.
I spray my lathe , mill, drill etc with ACF 50 . Bloody expensive but a superb product , designed for protecting aircraft against corrosion . A 5L can is about 60 quid but would last years doing a thin coat on plough mouldboards . Do the combine header with it also .
Would throwing a sheet over the plough not be enough like the Tiny amount of surface rust ours gets soon disappears in the first field
Be careful chaps, i religiously used to oil the boards then one evening i decided to change the points. One of the nuts was tight so stood on the beam to get better leverage. Long story short i slipped where the oil had dripped off the body onto the beam and ended up on the floor, well actually ended up in A&E with fractured eye socket and cheekbone and jaw, cracked 4 ribs dislocated shoulder, damaged nerves and have no feeling on right side of face after 4 years, it might come back one day it might not so i was told and the plate holding my eye socket together gives some grief on a cold morning. I dont bother oiling it now, the sand soon burns through after a few rounds and if its going to be stood for a while its generally put in the dry


North Yorkshire
Thin wax oil down with a but of standard thinners! Thin enough to go through a paraffin gun. thinners evaporates leaves a nice thin coat of waxoyl that after a couple of meters of ploughing has all come off

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