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    Source: Morton Buildings news release

    MORTON, Ill. - As harvest season winds down and winter weather returns, Dan Nyberg, sales trainer for Morton Buildings, offers recommendations for getting farm shops ready for the offseason.

    His checklist includes:

    Check door rollers and latches on your sliding doors - you may benefit from oiling those rollers.

    On overhead doors, oil the rollers and torsion springs and double-check the weather seal around those doors.

    Check the weather seals on your walk doors - see that windows close and seal well.

    Consider adding to your attic insulation if it's not up to acceptable levels.

    Give your heating system a checkup or call and have it serviced.

    "The start of the offseason is also a good time to take care of maintenance needs," Nyberg says. "Begin by organizing your equipment so you can easily get to those pieces that you have scheduled for maintenance or upgrades."

    He recommends the following:

    Prioritize winter equipment maintenance by determining which projects and specific equipment need work. Ensure that critical needs will be addressed first.

    Determine what parts will be needed. Finding parts for some older equipment could require some research and possibly additional shipping time, as many parts are taking longer to arrive.

    Shuffle your equipment after finishing harvest or repairs so your tillage tools are easy to get out next spring.

    Lubricate your equipment, coat any polished surfaces with rust inhibitor, check hydraulic hoses and replace those that are cracked and likely to fail.

    For additional farm shop information, visit

    About Morton Buildings

    Morton Buildings, headquartered in Morton, Illinois, is the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction. At Morton, the difference is in the details. From our cutting-edge innovations and best-in-class warranty to our craftsmen in the field, we are dedicated to surpassing expectations. Our legacy of excellence in construction spans more than a century and more than a quarter-million satisfied customers. Morton Buildings is 100% employee-owned and proud to be ranked #74 on the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) 2021 Employee Ownership 100 list, which includes the nation's largest companies that are at least 50% owned by an employee stock ownership plan. For more information, please visit

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