3 tips for keeping a tractor in good shape

6/15/2015 9:25:14 AM by

If you use tractors as a part of your job, you are likely already aware of the dangers they can present if not treated and driven properly. The last thing you want is to sustain an injury while you are out on a farm, trying to get the job done efficiently.

The good news, however, is that there are plenty of ways for you to keep the tractors in the best possible shape. By simply running through a checklist before operating the machine, you will be able to ensure the safety of you and those around you.

Here are a few items that should be on your tractor checklist:

  • Check the radiator: Slowly remove the red cap and check the liquid level of the tractor. If the tool could use more radiator fluid, be sure to fill it up before you get going.
  • Inspect the fuel level: You will want to have fresh fuel in the tank each day to ensure the tractor runs as well as it can. This is crucial because you will likely be on the machine for extended periods of time, and you don't want it to die on you in the middle of your day.
  • Remove any debris: If dirt or other items have collected anywhere on the tractor, you should remove them before you start up for the day. This will ensure that the machine runs efficiently, as well as keeping you from getting dirty while you are out working.

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