For many farmers, the reality is that when spring comes around and livestock return to the fields, the shear grab is often removed from the loader and generally not looked at until housing time again.

A well-maintained sharp shear grab will leave a better pit face, require less hydraulic power and reduce feeding times. So, now is the time to carry out some routine maintenance before feeding fully commences. Alongside ensuring they are working correctly, any potential safety risks need to be rectified.