If you take care of small issues quickly, you will be able to keep your tractor running well and stay productive.
If not, you could find your tractor not running with a costly repair bill awaiting.
With that in mind… there are six things that you should examine on your tractor every time you use it.
Here they are.
Your engine oil is your tractor’s lifeblood.
It is crucial to check your oil consistently, as low oil can cause a host of issues.
Low oil means your current oil is heating up. It is wearing down fast.
If you are working off-camber or on steep terrain, you can leave the tractor engine without oil.
It is vitally important that you check your air filter for dust and dander from being in the fields.
They can both clog the air filter.
This can cause long term engine trouble.
You also may find small rodents, as they love tight, dark spaces.
All of these can cause your tractor to have zero air intake.
Make sure to check all your belts.
Your water pump and alternator run on belts. These must be checked often.
AC and power steering also run on belted systems.
Losing a belt could cause several items to not work.
Always check implements.
Inspect your tiller, brush hog, harrows, and any other large cultivating gear.
Sometimes you will find animals near them.
These large rotating implements should be checked for grease, so they perform safely and efficiently.
Keeping your engine cool is the job of the coolant and the radiator.
If your coolant gets too low, and air is introduced into the system, you will experience a heating problem.
If the radiator gets clogged with debris, then you have a whole other issue.
Coolant can also signal you to potential engine problems. Milky colored coolant could be a sign of engine issues.
If the cooling system begins to break down hoses or internal parts --- then you will most likely see particles in the coolant.
Surprisingly, many people run out of gas from not checking the fuel levels.
It only takes a moment to check fuel levels to keep you from an unfortunate incident.
Running out of fuel can happen at the worst time.
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