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Look for Westrans at Manitoba Ag Days

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What do farmers do all winter while the fields are frozen? No doubt there’s lots to do, from caring for livestock to planning for the upcoming spring. But at least for a few days in January, you’ll find quite a few folks from the agricultural community at Brandon’s Keystone Centre for the annual Manitoba Ag Days. It’s the biggest indoor ag trade show in Canada, and Westrans will be one of the exhibitors. 

If you’re interested in agricultural production, technology, or equipment, you’re sure to make lots of interesting discoveries at Manitoba Ag Days. And be sure to stop by the Westrans booth for product demos, our Ag Days specials, or just to say “hi.”

New at Westrans: Parts and service for agricultural drive shafts

SPOTLIGHT Ag Drive Shafts

Westrans is pleased to announce that we offer drive shaft parts and service for agricultural tractors and farm equipment.

Our driveline department is now doing drive shaft repairs and custom rebuilds for ag drive shafts. We can also provide new PTO drive shafts, and components such as u-joints, yokes, sleeves, and safety shields.

We offer parts from the leading ag drive shaft manufacturers: Weasler, Walterscheid, and Bondioli & Pavesi.

All our work is performed at our main production facility in Winnipeg, and can be shipped to your location.

 

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Westrans holiday hours

Season's greetings from the team at Westrans! 

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to our customers, vendors, and business partners. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you in 2016. We wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season, and all the best in the coming new year. 

Should you need to get in touch with us over the holidays, please note our holiday schedule: 

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Preventing frozen air brake lines

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First, the bad news: It’s winter, and for vehicles with air brakes, that can mean trouble. There is a greater chance of moisture getting into your air brake system, which leads to a greater risk of frozen air brake lines. The good news is that this problem is often easy to prevent.  

Here are a few tips to help you prevent frozen air brake lines:

  • Change your air desiccant cartridge regularly, in accordance to the product manufacturer’s recommendations. Many operators choose to change their cartridges every fall, when the difference between the cool outdoor temperatures and warm temperature of the air in the compressor can cause a high dew point.
  • Drain your air tanks daily to remove excessive moisture.
  • When possible, park inside, and leave your drain valves open overnight.
  • Keep your evaporator filled with air brake anti-freeze. The alcohol vapor will mix with any remaining moisture, reducing its tendency to freeze.
  • Always keep a bottle of air brake anti-freeze on hand in the truck.

Remember that Westrans is your source for air brake components, including compressors, air lines, air brake valves, drain valves, alcohol evaporators, air dryers and cartridges, air brake anti-freeze, and emergency-use products for when freezing has already occurred.


Westrans remanufactures air brake compressors for engine types including Cummins, Detroit, and Caterpillar. We keep a big supply in stock, so it’s easy to exchange your core for a top-quality replacement model. We can also custom build your compressor to your specs. 

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