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12 more tips for lengthening the life of your tractor

3/30/2015 8:31:27 AM by Tractor-Part.com

Keeping your tractor in good shape doesn't take as much work as you might think. Here are some basic maintenance tips that can help lengthen the life of your tractor:

  • Wait until you've broken your tractor in before working it on a full load.
  • Try to reduce oil and greases, which account for 85 percent of premature wear and tear.
  • Clean the air cleaner on a daily basis.
  • Follow the manufacturer's specific directions regarding engine oil and transmission oil changes, and always use high-quality products.
  • Ensure that your oil container and measures remain clean.
  • Keep both the inside and exterior of your tractor neat.
  • If you discover the engine temperatures have gone too high, make sure to clean out the air passages through the radiator core.
  • Always wait until the engine is thoroughly warmed up before running the tractor at full power.
  • Don't bring the engine to an immediate halt after working it under a full load. Give it a few minutes to stand idle and then bring it to a stop.
  • Be careful with the clutch, making sure to avoid jumping the tractor.
  • Regularly clean the fuel sediment bowl and fuel line.
  • Try to schedule a full tune-up at least once a year, which would include the carburetor, distributor and generator.

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