Ag Equipment Mechanic - Weyburn


Ag Equipment Mechanic

Date Posted:

January 24th, 2020



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Date Posted:

January 24th, 2020


Ag Equipment Mechanic - Davidson


Ag Equipment Mechanic

Date Posted:

January 24th, 2020

Apprenticeship Awards

Congratulations to Travis Block, Dylan James, Rodney Eisen, and Zachary Fisher (missing in photo) for recieving Apprenticeship Awards for exceptional achievement in their Journeyperson and Apprenticeship Level Agricultural Equipment Technician exams, meeting scholarship requirements of Young’s Equipment Inc. & the Western Equipment Dealer Association.

Introducing the Young's Value & Premier Inspection Levels

At Young’s Equipment we’re all about going the extra mile for you, about getting you going out in the field every day and making sure your operation runs as smooth and uninterrupted as possible. Inspecting and protecting your equipment is a vital part of what we do, and every year around this time we go to great lengths to offer you the highest value and top professional service that will make sure your machines are ready to go for the next growing season. This year we are offering a new Young’s Value Inspection in addition to our long standing Premier Inspection. The following chart will show you what benefits the different inspection levels offer you.

But that’s not all, we would like to invite you to benefit from our 30th Anniversary Specials (10% parts gift cards and reduced labour rate for oil filter maintenance), the Young’s Equipment Loyalty Program and free header inspections as well. And please don’t miss out on your chance to win the use of a Case IH self-propelled sprayer for one day!

You’ll find pricing for all our inspection levels in the attached flyer. It pays out to book early, we’re holding our price until December 1st.

If you haven't done so already, give us a call so we can go over all the details and answer any questions you may have. Our Service Advisers and Service Managers are available for you and are happy to answer all your questions.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Take care of your sprayer now,
and it will be ready to go next spring. 

Timely application during those tight spray windows every year is a big reason to own your own spray equipment, and once it’s time to go next spring you want your sprayer to be ready to go. Before you tuck your piece of equipment away for the winter, some maintenance will serve you well. We suggest to not delay winterizing your sprayer in order to avoid potentially high costs and frustration about time consuming repairs next spring. The right maintenance now will protect your sprayer from damage caused by the freezing temperatures during late fall and winter to help improve its longevity and resale value.

Here are our tips and recommendations for long-term storage of your sprayer:

  • Clean and wash the entire sprayer to remove dirt, debris, oil, grease, chemicals and fertilizer. Once tanks have been cleaned, nozzles, screens and filters should be removed and cleaned separately in a bucket containing water and the recommended cleaning agent.
  • Always remember to read the product specimen label for the last product or chemical used and adhere to personal protective equipment requirements when cleaning.
  • Touch up any chips, scratches and rusted areas with the appropriate protective paint to reduce corrosion.
  • Lubricate exposed areas, such as hydraulic cylinder rods, to minimize corrosion.
  • Fill the fuel tank and add a conditioner. The conditioner will stabilize the fuel for extended storage periods, and a full tank minimizes condensation. Also, drain the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, if applicable.
  • Change engine oil and other lubricants. Follow the operator’s manual guidelines for appropriate fluid and filter changes.
  • Clean the product system flow meter.
  • Remove spray tips and nozzle bodies from the nozzle body assemblies and store separately. Maintaining the sprayer’s nozzle is imperative to achieving the best spray performance, and the cost to do so is nominal compared with the cost of chemical used. Spray nozzle tips can wear over time, with dry chemicals in suspension causing higher rates of wear than liquid chemicals. That’s why it’s important to check the nozzle flow rates, look for potential problems and confirm the accuracy of the sprayer. After you have rinsed and cleaned your sprayer, look for mismatched and worn nozzles and damaged nozzle screens. Replace nozzles if needed and make sure to remove nozzle tips and nozzle bodies from the nozzle body assemblies. Check spray tips for wear and replace as necessary.
  • Winterize the product system plumbing. Thoroughly flush the entire system, including fence row nozzles and foam marker systems, if equipped. Run Young’s Equipment Sprayer Antifreeze through the system (1 litre per foot boom length) to eliminate the possibility of freezing. Do not use liquid fertilizer, which can cause corrosion.
  • Charge batteries and then remove and store them in a safe area.
  • Remove rate controllers and electronic displays. Cold weather storage can cause issues with display screens.
  • Properly inflate tires and check on them occasionally through the winter. A tire left flat for an extended period can be ruined.

If you need parts, fluids or filters to get this important task done, give your local Young’s Equipment branch a call. We stock everything to get you going.

If you prefer to leave these essential tasks to the experts, now is the right time to do it! Winterization is a vital part of the Young’s Equipment Winter Inspections program, you’ll find the benefits and pricing between our two inspection levels outlined in the tables below and in the flyer attached to this email.

No matter how you choose to approach sprayer winterization, it’s important that you do it before bone-chilling temperatures settle in. Remember: If you take care of your application equipment, it will help you take care of your crops season after season.

Accidents can happen faster than you think, one small mishap and your MacDon header might look like the one above. If this happens to your equipment, Young's is here to help. We have the expertise, the tools and the unique specialty equipment to straighten and repair your header.

This offer is available for your operation, no matter what colour equipment you run as well as insurance companies throughout the province. Don't hesitate, give your local Young's Equipment Service Department a call or have your insurance adjuster call us.

Young's Equipment, Saskatchewan's top MacDon dealer, is here to help.

Grain Bags

2019 Saskatchewan Grain Bag Recycling Rate Already Surpasses 2018 by 25%

MOOSE JAW, SK – Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25% more grain bags in 2019 than they did in all of 2018, recycling program operator Cleanfarms announced today.

Cleanfarms is a non-profit industry stewardship organization established 10 years ago to help Canadian farmers recycle or properly dispose of waste agricultural plastic and other waste materials generated on farms.So far this year, Saskatchewan farmers have turned in almost 1,580 tonnes of used, empty grain bags for recycling. During the whole of 2018, the first year of the government-regulated program, the total collected for recycling was 1,265 tonnes.

“With 2019 only at the mid-way point and with a full harvest season ahead of us, we are expecting that we’ll see the year end with a very successful recycling program for grain bags in Saskatchewan,” predicted Cleanfarms’ general manager Barry Friesen. “We have Saskatchewan farmers to thank for that. We are very grateful they are getting on board so enthusiastically with this recycling program.”


Young’s Equipment Inc. has a strong and long-standing partnership with STARS Air Ambulance. This partnership is founded on a mutual commitment to rural Saskatchewan, and a deep respect for the crucial, often life-saving, service which STARS provides to the communities where our customers, employees, and families live, work, and play. Because of this partnership and respect, I have agreed to participate in STARS’ 2019 Rescue on the Prairie.

The Rescue on the Prairie event is one that will see me dropped off in a remote location on Thursday, September 5th, and I’ll only be brought back if I’m able to raise enough money in support of STARS. Luckily, we’re allowed to start raising money in advance of the event, as I’m going to have my work cut out for me!

As part of my fundraising efforts, I’ve decided to take advantage of our relationship with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in order to offer some unique and exciting incentives to donate, centered around one of the most exciting weekends of the football season:

The Labour Day Classic between the Riders and Bombers on September 1st!

First, for anyone who donates before noon on Monday, August 26th, 2019, your name will be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets in the AGT Lounge. For those not familiar with this area of the stadium, the AGT Lounge is the Riders’ Premium Club Seating area. With a first-class view of the game from comfortable plush seats, a complimentary premium buffet and non-alcoholic beverages, and an exclusive VIP entrance, the AGT Lounge is a dynamic environment, perfect for enjoying an enhanced game-day experience with your family and friends. Donations can be made through my personal Rescue on the Prairie donation page, a click on the following button will lead you directly there.

Support STARS

The second option provides an opportunity for a priceless VIP Labour Day experience. This package includes $250.00 in merchandise vouchers for the Rider Store, exclusive VIP Pregame Sideline Passes, including the opening kick-off, and 2 suite tickets for the game, including food and beverages. We will be auctioning this package off to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to STARS. Bids can be made by commenting on the post on Young’s Equipment’s Facebook page, or by e-mailing us your bid. Please click the button below to do that. Any questions or requests for more details can also be forwarded by e-mail. Bidding closes at noon on Monday, August 26th, 2019, and will receive a tax receipt for the amount of the bid.


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Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any family, friends, or co-workers you feel may be interested, and thank you in advance to everyone for your support and donations. The generosity and kindness of Saskatchewan people truly make this province the best place to live, raise a family, and do business, so thank you once again,

Sean Young
Assistant General Manager
Young’s Equipment Inc.

Let's talk about DEF

Every day our Parts Professionals answer questions about Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and of course you already know that we carry DEF and the full line of DEF handling equipment, from hand pumps for barrels to powerful electric pumps for bulk storage totes and replacement parts. All of this and our DEF is the best price in town. Whether it’s a 10 litre jug, a 205 litre drum or a 1040 litre tote, we stock it for you at all times.

We’ve put together a Q&A with the most frequently asked questions about DEF for you. Let’s dig in, shall we?