We want to help you safely practice tractor tire maintenance.
If you do not feel that you understand these steps, or can perform them safely, consult your tractor dealer or local mechanic. Also always consult your tractor owner’s manual for model-specific information.
Time to get started.
First and foremost, you should inspect your tractor daily before any operation.
Be conscious of the tractor’s condition throughout the workday. Pay close attention to the tires.
We also recommend that tire maintenance should be performed by trained, authorized, or licensed mechanics.
Always wear protective equipment and apparel.
We cannot stress enough --- the importance of hard hats, gloves, long-sleeve work shirts, work boots, goggles, or other protective eyewear.
Tire pressure will likely increase during normal operations.
It should not be reduced.
If you are traveling at higher speeds and experience excessive tire pressure --- lower your speed or stop. This will allow your tractor tires to go back to their normal temperature and pressure. Afterward, you may continue operating the tractor.
Never stand next to a tire when you are adjusting the tire pressure. Stand at a distance, behind the tread, and use a long hose with a self-attaching or snap-on chuck.
Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind when you are dealing with damaged equipment.
First --- never weld or cut any part of the rim.
Do not reinflate a tire that is nearly or totally flat without doing a thorough inspection first.
If a tractor tire has cracks, damaged rims, cuts, gouges, or low pressure --- do not operate the tractor.
When it comes to supporting the tractor, there are a couple of things to immediately keep in mind.
You must make sure the tractor is properly supported, as safety is the priority.
Use appropriate stands, jacks, lifts, and hoists.
Returning to Operation
There are some considerations to make before returning your tractor to operation.
When you refill the repaired tire, use restraints or a safety cage. After the tire has been remounted --- reinstall the shields, guards, and covers.
And of course… follow the tractor manufacturer’s torque specifications for bolts, connections, and fittings.
Hopefully, this short article helped you better understand how to be safer while maintaining your tractor tires.
If you need any further help or have any questions about tires, 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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