Helpful Hints to Lengthen the Life of Your Tractor
- Do not work the tractor on full load until the engine is thoroughly broken in.
- Dirty oil and greases are accountable for 85% of premature wear and consequent
short tractor life.
- Dirty oil becomes a modified form of grinding compound.
- Clean the air cleaner daily - oftener of tractor is operating in exceptionally dusty conditions.
- Check the air cleaner to carburetor connections frequently.
- Renew the cartridge in the oil filter at specified intervals - more often if necessary - to
keep the oil clean.
- Change engine oil and transmission oil as specified. Use good quality lubricants.
- Keep oil container or measures clean.
- Keep inside and outside of tractor clean.
- If engine temperatures run too high, clean out air passages through radiator core.
Check entire cooling system. Check fan belt tension.
- Check storage battery weekly. Add distilled water if necessary.
- Check the air pressure in the tires frequently and keep caps on valve stems.
- Do not work the tractor or run the engine at full throttle until engine is
thoroughly warmed up.
- Do not stop the engine immediately after working under full load. Let it idle a few
minutes and then stop.
- Engage the clutch carefully to avoid jumping the tractor.
- Clean the fuel sediment bowl frequently and also the fuel line periodically.
- It is advisable to have a complete tune-up, including the carburetor, distributor
and generator performed once each season or oftener if necessary.
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