My Tractor Is Dead and Won’t Start
We want to help you understand how to troubleshoot a tractor that won’t start.
And as a quick aside --- we are here to help you purchase a new tractor and implements when the time is right.
Let’s get started.
Tractors withstand heavy use and sometimes even abuse.
Over time --- the parts wear, break down, and need service.
Sooner or later, if you have your tractor long enough --- you will try to start it and it will be dead.
This is inevitable --- which is why this short article will prove helpful.
When you go to start the tractor --- does the engine whine a bit?
If so, you may be simply out of fuel.
Check the fuel gauge.
If you can't tell whether the tank is dry, then simply add a gallon of fuel and try to start it again.
Many times a tractor will not start because the electrical system is not sending a spark to the igniter.
There’s an easy way to test this…
Remove a plug wire from the spark plug.
Hold it less than an inch from the metal of your engine block.
If it is working correctly --- a spark should arc from the wire to the metal block. If it is not working correctly --- the problem could be with the wires or the battery.