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Tips for Safely Servicing Your Tractor

When working on your tractor, you want to be safe.

Safety is key!

Here are a few safety tips to follow before you work on your tractor:

  • Park the tractor on level and solid ground.

  • Securely engage the parking brake.

  • Move all levers to N (neutral) position.

  • Lower all the implements to the ground.

  • Release pressure from the hydraulic system.

  • Shut off the engine.

  • Remove the key for service work (that does not need running the engine or the tractor).

  • Allow the engine and fluids to cool down completely.

  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothes. (Necktie, scarf, or baggy or torn clothing that could get caught with moving tools and/or parts resulting in severe injury.)

  • Remove jewelry such as rings and necklaces. (To prevent electrical short circuits and entanglement with moving tools and/or parts resulting in severe injury.)

  • Wear additional protection when applicable. (Protective goggles, clear eye protection, proper tinted eye protection for cutting and welding, hearing protection, ear protection, respirator, protective/chemically resistant gloves, armored footwear, protective jackets, and chaps.)

  • If wearing long hair, tie it behind the back to secure and prevent entanglement with moving parts.

  • Avoid working under any hydraulically supported devices. (Hydraulically supported devices can leak, suddenly settle down, or be accidentally lowered.)

  • If working beneath the tractor or an implement is unavoidable, ensure to use a stand or lift apparatus with the capacity of more than 3 tons.

If you need any further help or have any questions about tractor service safety, tractors, or anything else, please contact your dealer, local mechanic, or call us at 602-734-9944. Please ask about our current new and used tractor supply.

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