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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Keep your tractor in good working shape.