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Spring Tractor Maintenance Made Simple

We want to help you understand what you need to do to maintain and get your tractor ready for Spring.

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

Let’s get started.


Spring is here!

We have a checklist of maintenance procedures that will help you keep your tractor running great in Spring and Summer.

Of course, to complete these procedures, see your owner’s manual, or contact your local dealer for any help that you may need. You also may want to contact your local mechanic if you do not feel comfortable performing any of these tasks and procedures.


Check the hydraulic oil level with a dip stick.

Most tractors require all hydraulics to be fully extended when you check the oil.

Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual.

Change the filter. If you changed to a lighter hydraulic oil for the winter --- then replace it with a summer oil.

Check all the hydraulic hoses for cracking and leaks. Cycle the hydraulics to make sure they move smoothly and that all the cylinders will stay in the extended position without drifting down.

Inspecting your hydraulics is a big part of your tractor’s Spring checkup.


Inspect all the wiring.

Sometimes mice or squirrels get inside and chew on the insulation. A nest or cache of acorns under the hood is a good indication that your tractor has served as a rodent residence over the winter.

Check all the lights and make sure the alternator gauge shows a normal charge when the engine is at operating speed.


If your tractor has been idle for the entire winter, the gasoline in the tank might have gone flat.