How to prepare your tractor for the winter: Part Two

1/18/2016 10:03:53 AM by


If you're not planning on using your tractor during the winter, it's important to prepare it for the cold months ahead. Not doing so can cause it to stall repeatedly in the spring or worse, not start at all.

In the first part of our two-part series, we looked at why it's important to change your tractor engine's air filters as well as proper storage techniques. Air filters ensure your engine's components remain in great shape and cold air draws voltage from even the healthiest batteries.

Here are a couple of more ways to keep your tractor in great condition when spring finally arrives:

1. Protect the tires

Use blocks to take your tractor's weight off of its tires. If the tractor sits in one place for too long, tires can develop flat spots. The best way to ensure this doesn't happen is either by jacking the body onto blocks or removing the tires completely. Flat spots can destroy the performance of your vehicle. In severe cases, they become permanent.

2. Top off the gas tank

If you plan to store your tractor for more than 30 days, top off the tank with gasoline. This will ensure moisture doesn't build up inside the fuel tank. It also keeps the seals from drying out. Along with filling the tank, purchase a fuel stabilizer to prevent ethanol build up and better protect the engine from gum, varnish and rust.

If you would like more information on where to obtain replacement parts for your tractor, turn to our simple online hub which connects buyers to sellers.