09 Aug 2018
“There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.” - Bill Bryson
There are many different types and brands of tractors and there is no comprehensive maintenance guide that is universally applicable to all types of tractors. For example, Ford tractors have only two safety highlights: the starter switch and common sense.
Usually your manual will tell you most things you need to know about the maintenance and operation of your tractor, but here are some common sense tips that are easy & effective :
Regular maintenance can greatly boost performance and fuel efficiency.
Limit unnecessary idling time to save fuel. Only three to five minutes are more sufficient to proper circulate cooling oil.
Check for leaks in your tractor daily, because even a leak of one drop per second can cost you big amount of diesel per year.
Dirty fuel injectors can cause inefficient combustion and loss of power. If you see black smoke coming from the exhaust, clean the injectors.
Save fuel by shifting to a higher gear and slowing the engine speed (rpm) to maintain the desired speed.
Check the tire pressure regularly because inflation pressure, tire sizes, load ratings and the number of tires all play an important role in tractor performance.
Use only genuine lubricants in the gear boxes of old tractors. Often, the hydraulic system and transaxle share fluid and using the wrong fluid can cause serious damage.
Always use quality products. Quality engine parts, oils, lubricants and fuel can help increase performance and fuel efficiency, while extending engine life.
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