Keeping sensitive equipment from overheating?

MartyR

Farm Hand
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Do you guys have any tips for keeping sensitive farm equipment cool while out in the hot, boiling sun? It's been unusually hot here with no clouds in sight. It's having a real effect on not only my computer equipment, but on some of my machines too.
 

Petal to the Metal

Golden Chicken
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I'm sure you know all about checking a machine's coolant level, but I recently stumbled across a good article that hit on whether much older tractors need a different type of antifreeze. It's an interesting read. Antifreeze Differences
 

ARC55

Farm Hand
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I created a "smart farm" with Raspberry Pi to monitor the health of my Durocs, and it stopped working when it got overheated. I simply shaded it with a bucket and a lawn ornament to get it running again. I haven't spent much on it, or I'd probably be more concerned. So that's my answer. Just getting your gear out of direct sunlight will lower the temp by a few degrees.
 
 
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