3 tips for improving your tractor maintenance routine

5/1/2015 9:56:14 AM by

When you work with farm equipment, it is important that you do everything possible to keep the tools in top shape. These pieces of equipment are expensive and, if they are not cared for in the right way, can become even more so with repairs and upgrades.

For most farmers, keeping their tractors in good shape is just as important as the quality of their crops. But to get the best out of your agriculture equipment, it is vital that you take all of the proper maintenance and cleaning steps.

Here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Do this every day: The tractor is a heavy piece of equipment and, as such, needs to be cared for on a regular basis. This means checking out any potential problem areas each day, as the sooner you recognize an issue the sooner it can be dealt with.
  • Give it time to adjust: When the seasons change and your tractor comes back out for use, be sure to give it time to adjust to being used after an extended period of non-use. Be sure to check the tire pressure, steering gear and brakes right away.
  • Make a checklist: If you have a list to follow that lays out the guidelines of what you should do to take care of your tractor, this will ensure that you don't overlook any crucial steps.

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