This past Easter weekend we went out to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association to help with some pasture renovations. We’re so happy to be able to lend a hand to such a great organization in our community! To learn more about this organization and the great things they do for our community, you can visit Read More
Maintenance Monday- April 22, 2019 If you need parts, having your serial number handy can help save you time. We recommend snapping photos of your serial numbers and saving them to your phone, this way they are on-hand when you need them. We’ve created a tool to help you easily locate the serial numbers on Read More
Nolan Walsh- Journeyman Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician; Master Certified Technician
If you want to have a conversation about Fendt mechanics with someone, Nolan is a good candidate. He is one of the Fendt subject matter experts here at Hanlon, as he has been specializing in them for about four years now. He began working here 11 years ago, which is also when he began his service technician apprenticeship. Five years ago he completed his journeyman ticket.
With over a decade at Hanlon, Nolan has really enjoyed working here. “It’s still kind of a smaller company compared to some of the competition- everyone gets along and management treats us pretty good,” he explained.
Nolan grew up near Coaldale, where his parents owned a cow-calf operation. His interest in mechanics led him to his career today. “I’ve always enjoyed taking things apart and seeing how they work,” he said. “It’s interesting because it’s always changing, I’m always working on something new or dealing with a new problem.” Fendt tractors are especially interesting to Nolan. “Honestly, I think they’re one of the best built tractors because of all of the engineering that goes into them.”
Nolan had an opportunity to see this first hand a couple of years ago when he went to the Fendt factory in Marktoberdorf, Germany; shortly after the release of the 1000 series. “The factory was really cool.” he said. “Seeing the way they build stuff there, compared to the factories in the states, it’s way different.”
When Nolan isn’t delving into Fendt mechanics, he keeps busy with his family. He and his wife Danielle, along with their two-year old daughter Keely, enjoy getting out to the mountains. They’ve wasted no time acclimating Keely to the big playground, as this past winter they put her on skis for her first time. Nolan also enjoys getting out to snowmobile as well.
With the weather feeling more and more like spring, and the busy farming season quickly approaching, the mountains will be on hold until next winter for Nolan. Work is picking up in the shop already and he is prepared to be in high-gear for the upcoming season.
Maintenance Monday- April 15, 2019
On this week’s Maintenance Monday Shane discusses cleaning the hydraulic couplers on your tractor. Ensuring these are maintained will help prevent costly repairs.
Aggie Days at Lethbridge Exhibition Park We’re always proud to be a sponsor of Aggie Days. It’s such a great community event where kids are able to come out and get a taste and feel for agriculture. This industry is such an integral and important part of our community and it’s so good to see Read More
Maintenance Monday- April 8, 2019
This week on Maintenance Monday Shane goes over the proper oils and coolant you should be using on your 500 and 700 series Fendt tractors.
Maintenance Monday- April 1, 2019
This week Shane is explaining the differences between points for the Lemken Karat. Special guests Kendon and Karl are along to help out with the demonstration.
Maintenance Monday- March 25, 2019
In this video Shane goes over which types of oils and coolant you should be using on your Fendt 800 and 900 series.
On April 6, 2019, at 11:59:42 UTC, GPS satellites will be undergoing a Week Number Rollover (WNRO) and this has the potential to affect certain GPS technology if the software is not updated. This event takes place every 19.7 years as the 10 digit binary communication number (which communicates the “week number” message to earth) reaches it’s capacity at 1024 weeks and must be reset to 0000.
For more information on this event and information about your GPS software, please view this announcement from Topcon: GPS Rollover Information
For up-to-date information, visit: www.gpsrollover.com
Maintenance Monday- March 18, 2019
On this episode of Maintenance Monday Shane discusses which types of oil and coolant you should be using on the Fendt 1000 series.