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How to Properly and Safely Drive Your Tractor On the Street

We want to help you understand what you need to do to drive your tractor safely and properly on the street.

And as a quick aside --- we are here to help you purchase a new tractor, parts and implements when the time is right.

Let’s get started.

Tractors were not designed to be driven on paved roads.

However, many tractor owners and operators need to occasionally or frequently drive a tractor on paved public roads and highways. Roads that are shared by faster vehicles.

So, if you ever find yourself in a traffic situation --- please keep these helpful tips in mind

Remember you are not driving a car or truck.

Tractors perform differently than trucks and cars.

With a tractor, you must slow down quite a bit before turning. Tractors tend to have a higher center of gravity than cars and trucks. Turning and abrupt maneuvers at too high of a speed are more likely to cause an overturn or loss of control with a tractor compared to vehicles designed to operate on roads and highways.

Drive smart.

Maintain control by carefully and cautiously selecting your travel speed.

You can also help maintain the stability of your tractor if you avoid operating the differential lock when you are driving on paved roads and paths.

Turn the steering wheel slowly, smoothly, and gradually. Avoid sudden changes of direction to keep the tractor under control.

Consider disengaging the 4-wheel-drive.

On pavement --- driving your tractor in 2-wheel-drive mode eases the stresses placed on the transmission and the other drivetrain components.

One of the reasons is that the tractor 4-wheel-drive systems are design