Preventative maintenance is an important part of owning a tractor. If you want that machine to run as strong as the day you bought it for as long as possible, you have to be dedicated to maintenance every day and at every service milestone.
Things tend to break down just when you need them most. You might be gearing up for planting or getting ready to harvest when you find an issue that requires repair of your tractor. Whether you catch it during routine maintenance or out in the field, you need a fix and you need it fast.
Replacement Parts for Routine Tractor Repair
There’s a long list of issues that can sideline your tractor. If you’re ready with the right parts, you can make the necessary repairs or replacements to get back to farming with little delay. Stock up on the MTZ tractor parts listed in your operator’s manual so you have backup in case something goes wrong.
Tractors do the dirty work. So, naturally, they get dirty. A variety of filters help protect critical components from the dirt, debris, and dust they kick up during a day’s work. You’ll need an extra oil filter, air filter, hydraulic filter, and fuel filter to change out old, dirty ones.
John Deere makes it easy, providing all four filters your compact tractor needs in one convenient package. Since you need to check and change your fuel and engine oil more frequently, you may want to have several additional filters on hand.
2. Oil and Fuel
Despite the best efforts of the filters, oil still gets dirty and can easily gunk up your tractor or cause it to stall out. Engine oil and hydraulic oil are needed for regular maintenance items, so it’s important to have plenty around.
On some sub-compact tractors, the hydraulic filter is low to the ground and subject to damage from rough terrain. If a stick or something else breaks your filter, you can lose hydraulic oil quickly, so it’s important to have extra gallons available if you run a smaller compact tractor.
Having a full fuel supply might seem obvious but it’s easy to overlook. If you don’t keep an eye on fuel levels, you can waste a lot of time filling up. You also need to ensure your fuel is clean. John Deere diesel fuel conditioner is a fuel additive that improves fuel quality and maintains peak engine efficiency.
3. Fluids and Coolants
Oil and fuel are the most important fluids you need to fill to keep your equipment’s engine running. But there’s a wide variety of other fluids that your tractor needs to run efficiently. Checking the engine coolant, hydraulic fluid, radiator fluid, and transmission fluid — and topping off empty tanks — should be part of your daily preventative maintenance routine.
Clean coolant helps avoid internal damage, rust, or clogs in the engine, which helps prevent much bigger engine troubles. Many new tractors, including parts like T25 tractor parts, have combined systems where hydraulic or transmission fluid is shared between the machine and an attachment. To keep both your tractor and your implements running at full power, you need full tanks of clean fluid.