Best time to inspect tractors
Spring is here, are you ready to put your tractor back to work? Tractor is an important tool for agricultural production, keeping it in good condition can improve efficiency, reduce the risk of failure and prolong service life. This article will walk you through some basic steps and tips for spring tractor inspections to help you ensure your tractor will perform at its best for the new season. FridayParts.com – The one-stop shop for all your tractor needs. Quality, affordability and convenience at your fingertips.
Check the oil system
The fluid system includes engine oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid and brake fluid, etc., which are critical to the operation of the tractor. You should check the quality and quantity of the oil regularly to avoid damage due to lack of oil or contamination. Here are some ways to check your fluid system:
- Before starting the tractor, check the engine oil, transmission oil and hydraulic oil levels with a ruler, if it is below the minimum mark, you need to add fresh oil of the correct specification.
- After starting the tractor, let it run for a few minutes, then check the engine oil, transmission oil and hydraulic fluid levels again, if there is a significant drop, there is a leak or burning problem that needs to be repaired.
- Observe the color and viscosity of the oil. If abnormal phenomena such as black, turbidity, dilution or emulsification are found, it means that there is pollution or mixed substances, and it is necessary to replace with fresh oil of appropriate specifications.
- Check the pressure and flow of the brake fluid. If it is found to be insufficient or unstable, it means that there is a leak or blockage problem and needs to be repaired in time.
Check and replace the filter element
Filter elements are components used to filter air, oil, water and other impurities, and they play an important role in protecting the engine and other parts from pollution and damage. However, the filter element will also be blocked or damaged during use, which will reduce the filtering effect and even cause failure. Therefore, before spring begins, we should check the status of various filter elements (such as air filter elements, oil filter elements, water separators, etc.), and replace new filter elements as needed.
The following video shows how to check the oil system of agricultural machinery, and do the necessary parts replacement and maintenance at the same time.
Don’t forget to wash the tractor
Tractors may accumulate a lot of dust, mud, oil stains and other dirt in winter. These dirt not only affect the appearance of the tractor, but also may cause problems such as poor heat dissipation, wear and tear of parts, and corrosion. Therefore, before spring begins, we should thoroughly clean the tractor with water or detergent, and pay attention to protecting electrical parts and lubrication parts.