Platform servicing

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Regular platform servicing in your dairy shed will ensure the life of your rotary platform and protect your business from unwanted stoppages due to rotary platform failure. Also, not picking up on anything that is set up incorrectly or running as it’s supposed to, can cause a lot of damage if left to run in a poor state.

Donald Engineering recommend regular maintenance of your rotary platform in addition to an annual service. Keeping your platform maintained can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Recommended maintenance schedule:



Six monthly

Check the following switches are still working correctly:

  • pressure switch
  • emergency stop switch
  • Spray the following with WD40:
    • nylon wheels
    • pulleys on pull cords
  • Check SEW platform drives for oil leaks
  • Check the wear on drive wheels.                  
Clean under platform to stop dirt and grime building up around drives and stands

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A platform annual service takes around 45 minutes or more, and all the checks are done of the moving parts of the rotary platform.

What Donald Engineering look for in a Platform Service:

  • Electric Motors
  • Gearboxes
  • Rollers
  • Drive wheels
  • Replace wear strips
  • Replace I-beam

Once complete, we report back on what needs to be replaced or if anything needs to be adjusted to ensure the longevity of the dairy shed platform. Donald Engineering can do small fixes onsite and advise if something has seen a lot of wear and tear and so will soon need replacement. Simple adjustments and regular checks of your dairy shed platform can save you a lot of time and money as well as safeguard your business against costly breakdown.

Donald Engineering offers a 24/7 rotary platform breakdown service - contact 03 206 6310 if you require emergency support.

Donald Engineering also have service agents throughout Otago & Canterbury who can assist with rotary platform maintenance:

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